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by The Republic of Republic of Madovia. . 7 reads.

Madovian Culture

Liberty

One of the founding principles of Madovia is liberty. Every government that disregards this principle isn't in breach of the constitution but it's going to face major resistance by the population - since public protest is considered essential, at least among the population. If they want something, they protest. If they don't want something, they protest. These protests can sometimes turn out to be violent but overall, as long as a government doesn't try to take the rights and liberty away from the people, they won't go on the streets.

Rudeness

Madovians are rude, they really are, but this doesn't mean that they aren't kind. Their rudeness is mainly based on the simple fact that Madovians love to swear. Especially within the workers class Madovians swear all the time, unless it's considered unapproriate. So you can say that swearing has become an essential part of the culture.

Total change in culture

The former president Hens Forth (ruled from 2016 to 2021) did something unthinkable during those times: He opened the country to the multiverse. Before 2017, Madovia was mostly isolated in the region Eurav on the planet Lavia. That's not to say that they didn't know that the multiverse existed or that there other types of humans. This already was common sense but Madovia didn't want to have something to do with these countries. However, Forth announced that Madovia was only in a permanent state of crisis because it had refused to open up. Madovia needed foreign investments according to him and since the whole region became extremely unstable since the the beginning of the 2010s, the country had to look for other partners. Naturally, this process of opening up changed Madovia completely. It became very prosperous and wealthy within a short amount of time but the society also became polarized. Isolationists and globalists and capitalists against communists dominated Forth's first term. This resulted in the 2020 election having little legitimacy because most people who voted for the communist party refused to vote for a president, making the way free for the Madovian Civil War in December 2021.

No (official) corruption

Corruption is always bad and this attitude is a big part of the political culture in Madovia. Being corrupt can sometimes be justified if it means to improve the lifes of the people but as soon as a politician is corrupt to get advantages, it's considered as bad and traitorous. Whoever is corrupt, no matter how influential they are, will face disdain among the people.
Well, the bureaucracy isn't corrupt but the political parties are. They really are. However, these politicians mostly get busted, meaning that while corruption is shamefully high it mostly results in the arrest of these people.
But if there is corruption in the bureaucracy, then it's mostly to satisfy unhappy workers - whether this is moral or immoral depends on your attitude.

Romanticization of an agricultural live

A countermovement in literature, music and culture in general has evolved since 2016, this movement embraces the "old, traditional style of life" and is against the "the cold-hearted, 'professional' new world". Madovia always had a special relationship to the country life but this countermovement brings this interest to a whole new level. They don't oppose industrialization completely but they prefer the agriculture. The movement becomes bigger and bigger since its founding although other groups are way bigger.

Theater

Theaters are very popular in Madovia. Actors are highly regarded and successful, this shouldn't come to a surprise since the government invests a lot of money in its theaters although private investors are also doing their part.

Admiration for cultural heritage

There are many ghost towns and abandoned mines, factories or farms in Madovia, completely left untouched by most people. Usually, a lot of people would have stolen things from there since nobody is there anyway, however, don't let you be fooled. Doing this would cause an uproar among the Madovians because this would effectively destroy a part of the cultural heritage. Destroying or changing parts of something or even the whole thing is only considered "approriate" if it means to increase the living standard (massively). That's why you can see many buildings in a Renaissance Revival architectural style or even older.
The reason why ghost towns exist is not just the admiration of cultural heritage but also because of the concentration of people and of the agricultural and manifacturing sector; Madovia itself is very urbanized. However, it's this admiration which lets many parts of Madovia simply untouched.

Interest in politics

Madovians are very politically active, they participate in referendums, national and regional elections and they protest if they deem it necessary. A survey from May 2022 showed that the political apathy in Madovia only reaches a score of 25.91, making it among the lowest in the entire Multiverse (Top 98%). This political activity is one of the reason why dictatorships would have a difficult time to consolidate its grip on power.

Patriotism

Don't expect Madovians to be ultra-nationalistic but don't be surprised if you see Madovians who actually say that they love their country and would die for it. What would have almost been impossible just years ago, is now the standard. Despite all the catastrophes which happened, more and more Madovians become patriotic what is clearly visible in the politics where a much more nationalistic tone, although nationalist parties still are weak.

Balance of Power

Nobody can force their ideology on everyone else. Every President who tries to transform the country into a dictatorship can be assured that antidemocrats and democrats will unite to prevent this from happening. While this may sound strange, it's actually pretty simple: Neither the communists, fascists or other antidemocratic groups want the other side to be able to realize their ideology, so they do everything they can to overthrow the respective group. This means that it's essentially impossible to establish a political system which isn't supported by a large majority of the people - and we talk about at least a 2/3 majority.

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