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The Greater Union of Nieuw-Maastricht

“We zullen nooit zonder slag of stoot ten onder gaan”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Location: Conch Kingdom

Regional Influence: Squire

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The Greater Union of Nieuw-Maastricht is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical population of 736 million Maastrichians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Administration, and Education also on the agenda, while International Aid receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Oranje-Limburg. The average income tax rate is 51.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Nieuw-Maastrichtian economy, worth 28.5 trillion Neo-Patientjes 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 Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Tourism. Average income is 38,719 Neo-Patientjes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is hungry to spread communism beyond the nation's borders, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation, it takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle, and a cat may look at a king and a dude can look at an ass. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nieuw-Maastricht's national animal is the Maastrichian Parrot, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Nieuw-Maastricht is ranked 171,401st in the world and 176th in Conch Kingdom for Highest Economic Output, with 28.5 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,472ndMost Influential: 6,631stTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 22,957th
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Most Corrupt Governments: 43rd in the region

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