The Kingdom of Mardessa is a huge, genial nation, remarkable for its daily referendums, digital currency, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 209 million Mardessans 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 large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 55.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The Mardessan economy, worth 12.4 trillion Florins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Trout Farming, and Information Technology. Average income is 59,094 Florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Fashion models are guaranteed to be 100% genuinely as anorexic as they appear on magazine covers, lip-readers are often left perplexed by political rallies, streakers swamp all public events in order to bare it all, and tourists outnumber citizens two to one. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mardessa's national animal is the Swan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Mardessa voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Blood Sports".
- : Following new legislation in Mardessa, tourists outnumber citizens two to one.
- : Following new legislation in Mardessa, streakers swamp all public events in order to bare it all.
- : Following new legislation in Mardessa, lip-readers are often left perplexed by political rallies.
- : Following new legislation in Mardessa, fashion models are guaranteed to be 100% genuinely as anorexic as they appear on magazine covers.
- : Following new legislation in Mardessa, courtrooms can be a little sketchy.
- : Mardessa's influence in The North Pacific rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Mardessa was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector and the Top 10% for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
- : Mardessa endorsed The Federation of U S Eh.
- : Mardessa endorsed The Confederacy of Napnomadia.
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