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The Man of Melle

“'t Is niet voor mij, 't is voor de eenzaamheid.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
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Location: Vlaanderen

Regional Influence: Vassal


The Man of Melle is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Niet mezelf with an even hand, and notable for its parental licensing program, ubiquitous missile silos, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-working population of 21.755 billion Mellenaars have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Koekoekstraat 70. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 75.8%.

The thriving Mellean economy, worth a remarkable 1,695 trillion Franks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Trout Farming. Average income is 77,932 Franks, with the richest citizens earning 8.2 times as much as the poorest.

Droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field, and the newly revamped army is so eager for action that it has trouble keeping the peace. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Melle's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is De eenzaamheid.

Melle is ranked 35,288th in the world and 34th in Vlaanderen for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 3,833.51 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

Nudest: 1,091stMost Stationary: 1,799thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,363rdMost Influential: 8,175thLargest Populations: 8,265thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,346thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,104thHighest Economic Output: 11,860thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,088thTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,505thMost Armed: 14,934thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,190thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,518thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23,575thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23,654th
Nudest: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 10th in the region

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