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The Queen's State of Mekatina

“Beyond the next curve”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Handshaker

Location: World

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Mekatina

Population22.168 billion

Currencybetale
Animaldeer

The Queen's State of Mekatina is a gargantuan, pleasant nation, remarkable for its burgeoning deer population. The democratic population of 22.168 billion Mekatinans 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 tiny, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Education, although Industry, Law & Order, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. The average income tax rate is 8.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Mekatinan economy, worth 839 trillion betales a year, is quite specialized and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 37,885 betales, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, military funding has been stripped back, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, and gambling is outlawed. Crime is relatively low. Mekatina's national animal is the deer, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Mekatina is ranked 95,080th in the world and 4th in World for Most Pro-Market, scoring 42.67 on the Rand Index.

Top
5%
Largest Populations: 4,206thTop
10%
Least Corrupt Governments: 11,847thMost Politically Free: 15,480th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Mekatina's influence in World rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Mekatina's influence in World rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Mekatina's influence in World rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Mekatina's influence in World rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Mekatina's influence in World rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Mekatina's influence in World rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Mekatina's influence in World rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Mekatina relocated from Purgatory to World.
  • : Mekatina's influence in Purgatory rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Mekatina's influence in Purgatory rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".

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