The Matriarchy of New Sickled is a huge, socially progressive nation, renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 425 million Sickles enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.
The minute, liberal, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, with Administration, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while Law & Order and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of MarysLand. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.6%.
The powerhouse Sickle economy, worth 46.4 trillion Syckles a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Uranium Mining, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 109,167 Syckles, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 580,551 per year while the poor average 10,826, a ratio of 53.6 to 1.
On-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life, citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens, there's never enough space in space, and the nation is renowned abroad for its love of blood and guts. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. New Sickled's national animal is the Hussar, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in New Sickled, the nation is renowned abroad for its love of blood and guts.
- : New Sickled voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
- : Following new legislation in New Sickled, there's never enough space in space.
- : Following new legislation in New Sickled, citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens.
- : Following new legislation in New Sickled, on-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life.
- : Following new legislation in New Sickled, it's a marvellous night for a moon dance as the sparks on your home start to rise.
- : Following new legislation in New Sickled, businesses often fire workers in favour of cheaper automatic systems.
- : Following new legislation in New Sickled, foreign students are expected to have a Kegmeister Grade Average of 36-24-36 to qualify for university.
- : Following new legislation in New Sickled, the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare.
- : New Sickled was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
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