The Kingdom of Melanoi is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its prohibition of alcohol, complete lack of prisons, and state-planned economy. The cynical population of 942 million Melanoians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."
The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 59.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but sluggish Melanoian economy, worth 23.7 trillion zops 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 black market in Basket Weaving, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Information Technology. 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 25,165 zops, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Museums have more touchscreens on display than artifacts, the Fashion Channel can only be viewed on widescreen TVs, political candidates must be personally vetted by Leader, and Leader has been self-declared as the Most Supreme Magnificent Overlord of Everything You Ever Saw. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Melanoi's national animal is the honeybee, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Melanoi was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
- : Following new legislation in Melanoi, Leader has been self-declared as the Most Supreme Magnificent Overlord of Everything You Ever Saw.
- : Melanoi was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments and Best Weather.
- : Melanoi was endorsed by The Kingdom of Shadeth.
- : Melanoi was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Eae.
- : Melanoi was endorsed by The Trans Rights of Eggraria.
- : Melanoi was endorsed by The United States of Lauramerica.
- : Melanoi was endorsed by The Republic of TescoPepsi.
- : Melanoi was endorsed by The Eternal Dynasty of Comfed.
- : Following new legislation in Melanoi, political candidates must be personally vetted by Leader.
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