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The Free Land of Mennefer Tanasi is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Mansa Menefer with an even hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and suspicion of poets. The democratic, devout population of 1.191 billion Mennefer Tanasians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Little Riverside. The average income tax rate is 35.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Mennefer Tanasian economy, worth 40.3 trillion C currencies 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 significant contributions from Trout Farming, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. Average income is 33,849 C currencies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Shanty towns are forming in the suburbs of major cities, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products, and Mansa Menefer has been known to threaten dissenting citizens with a machine gun at press conferences. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mennefer Tanasi's national animal is the Game breed dogs, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.