|Leader||René la Taupe|
The Above Ground Protectorate of Soviet Melonia II is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by René la Taupe with an even hand, and notable for its digital currency, complete lack of prisons, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed population of 1.857 billion Soviet Melonians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The large, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, although Administration, Education, and Law & Order are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Deepville. The average income tax rate is 76.9%.
The powerhouse Soviet Melonia IIian economy, worth 243 trillion Denarii 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, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, 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 an impressive 131,389 Denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.
Crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens, ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward, scientists are researching the best way to kill off humanity to prevent catastrophic war, and there's no cure or sympathy for the common cold. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Soviet Melonia II's national animal is the Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Soviet Melonia II resigned from the World Assembly.
- : Soviet Melonia II was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
- : Soviet Melonia II's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Soviet Melonia II's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Soviet Melonia II's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Soviet Melonia II was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Nakena.
- : Soviet Melonia II was endorsed by The Plutocratic Banana Republic of Zerentopia.
- : Soviet Melonia II was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- : Soviet Melonia II was reclassified from "Authoritarian Democracy" to "Democratic Socialists".
- : Soviet Melonia II was endorsed by The Supreme Imperial Union of Panormia.