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The Free Land of Messackia

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Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Power

Location: Coldwarie

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Messackia

Population771 million

CapitalThere is no Capital City

Currencybaht
AnimalLynx

The Free Land of Messackia is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its frequent executions, soft-spoken computers, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate population of 771 million Messackians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of There is no Capital City. The average income tax rate is 63.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Messackian economy, worth 21.1 trillion baht a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Basket Weaving, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 27,328 baht, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion, sex offenders find themselves cut off from the ability to repeat their crimes, and religious bigotry is not allowed but bigotry against theism is encouraged. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Messackia's national animal is the Lynx, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Messackia is ranked 109,944th in the world and 3rd in Coldwarie for Nudest, with 121.5 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

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Most Pacifist: 8,527thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,757thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,893rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,871stSafest: 16,521stMost Primitive: 20,628th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Messackia's influence in Coldwarie rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : Following new legislation in Messackia, religious bigotry is not allowed but bigotry against theism is encouraged.
  • : Following new legislation in Messackia, sex offenders find themselves cut off from the ability to repeat their crimes.
  • : Messackia's influence in Coldwarie rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Messackia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Messackia, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion.
  • : Following new legislation in Messackia, private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Messackia, only AIs know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile.
  • : Messackia was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Messackia, the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system.

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