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The United States of Menzaba

“The long view of justice for a healthy happy society”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Fragile
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific

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Menzaba

Population631 million

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Animalhorse

The United States of Menzaba is a huge, safe nation, notable for its state-planned economy, smutty television, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 631 million Menzabans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 74.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Menzaban economy, worth 16.7 trillion marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 26,416 marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The new 'Who Wants To Be A Politician' election debate auditions are more popular than the debates themselves, the well-to-do in The North Pacific are never on time for important appointments, posters on 'Menzaban Values' advise against being proud of Menzaba, and city budgets are spent entirely on supporting the town royalty. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Menzaba's national animal is the horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Menzaba is ranked 132,489th in the world and 7,227th in The North Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 8.76 Obesity Rate.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,294thTop
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Most Influential: 3,722ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,449thTop
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Most Income Equality: 11,524thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,504thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,985thNicest Citizens: 16,424th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 401st in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 589th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 730th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 767th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 796th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 799th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 840th in the regionMost Influential: 862nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 885th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Menzaba was endorsed by The Christmas Tree Factory of Cobleck Weleis.
  • : Following new legislation in Menzaba, city budgets are spent entirely on supporting the town royalty.
  • : Following new legislation in Menzaba, posters on 'Menzaban Values' advise against being proud of Menzaba.
  • : Following new legislation in Menzaba, the well-to-do in The North Pacific are never on time for important appointments.
  • : Menzaba was endorsed by The Kingdom of Fendlium.
  • : Following new legislation in Menzaba, the new 'Who Wants To Be A Politician' election debate auditions are more popular than the debates themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in Menzaba, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies.
  • : Following new legislation in Menzaba, editorials that criticize the government are legally obligated to display the "pants on fire" warning.
  • : Following new legislation in Menzaba, only adults may purchase violent video games.
  • : Following new legislation in Menzaba, attendance of fathers at PTA meetings is at an all-time high.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 117 » El Fiji Grande, Kasazzastan, Notyoutopia, Shibutani, Runeda, Corfad, The Rhein States, Yaorozu, Alunya, Great Bights Mum, Trillius, Dar es Saalam, Duerrlewang, Loutsland, Dreadton, Koda-Land, Selfgradatude, Amauri, Guer Aike, Siwale, Sockmanland, Steampunk Ariel, Gnomewatchers, Federation Terra Australis, Moubarakistan, Omnistria, Eri-Maqa-Ena, McMasterdonia, 1 very fast endotarter, Wineclaw, The Stratosphere Islands, Joodey, Sundred, Kwaj, New Octicarg, Daiz, Territorio di Nessuno, The Tampa Bay Rays, Solskjar, Pasargad, North Bratislava, Zumlandia, Glurponia, New Bremerton, Sunto, PlanetPunk, Frances Francis the First of France, Xentherida, Holy Oranz, PotatoFarmers, and 67 others.Shadowrik, Wisconsota, Ponantine, Miruma, Kranostav, United Kahndaq, Yukti, Pazair, The Iron Lions, Clan Spaniel, Seenvorland, Vincone Cae, Viridiann, Dabarastan, Afcon, Orado, Zyvetskistaahn, Aezus, The Sinclarian Provinces, The English Alliance, Nordic-British Union, Wunderstrafanstalt, Maott, Parmovand, Pallaith, Eravonia, Vesuva, Pleroma Sans Romans, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Idumetala, Hazarium, Ravendi, Fel Imass, Malta Comino Gozo, Interdimensional Zone, United Anglo-America, Novatros, Kaschovia, Valhalla123, Dadastan Archipelago, Sil Dorsett, Bearical, Newpromisedland, Black Templares, Aratani, Castle Federation, Empy, Ethnon, Anungu, Wodan, Altmeros, Partax, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Religioncord, Palgo, U S Eh, Lemonbiscuits, Aenglaland, Great Robertia, General COE, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Valentine Z, Deculus, Angshire, Volstokn, Fendlium, and Cobleck Weleis.

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