“In God Is Our Trust”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
Location: The North Pacific
The Union of Mecca-Switzerland is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Stadtholder Hussein with a fair hand, and notable for its prohibition of alcohol, parental licensing program, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 10.263 billion schweizer-arabiers enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wildedstein. The average income tax rate is 93.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Mecca-Switzerlandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,915 trillion Gold Francs a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 186,615 Gold Francs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Stadtholder Hussein's used car is held together by bumper stickers that support the opposition, the nation turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in its quest for athletic supremacy, the nation is committed to nuclear rearmament, and police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mecca-Switzerland's national animal is the LION, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Islam.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Mecca-Switzerland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
- : Following new legislation in Mecca-Switzerland, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds.
- : Following new legislation in Mecca-Switzerland, the nation is committed to nuclear rearmament.
- : Mecca-Switzerland was endorsed by The Republic of Morcusa Clicanskaukk.
- : Following new legislation in Mecca-Switzerland, the nation turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in its quest for athletic supremacy.
- : Following new legislation in Mecca-Switzerland, Stadtholder Hussein's used car is held together by bumper stickers that support the opposition.
- : Following new legislation in Mecca-Switzerland, the government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor.
- : Mecca-Switzerland was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Lionia.
- : Mecca-Switzerland was endorsed by The Holy Islamic Caliphate of Sahriastan.
- : Following new legislation in Mecca-Switzerland, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion.
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