We welcome The People's Republic of Makatui (http://www.sunsetrpg.com/economystatistics.php?nation=Makatui), as the 131st member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
The People's Republic of Makatui is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its compassionate, cynical population of 566 million 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.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Education, with areas such as Commerce and the Environment receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 58%, and even higher for the wealthy. A healthy private sector is dominated by the Uranium Mining industry.
Makatui has been recently classified as an international menace after 'liberating' several nearby territories, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and nursing mothers are often arrested for indecent exposure. Crime is well under control, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Makatui's national animal is the platypus, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the dollar.