NATION

PASSWORD

Iustitia, ∆qualitas, Libertas, Democratia
Least Corrupt Governments: 220thBest Weather: 236thSafest: 269th
The Democracy of
Democratic Socialists
Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Good

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Merni

Population13.246 billion

CapitalQersi
LeaderEmperor Xaranas IV

Currencykora
Animalhorse

The Democracy of Merni is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Xaranas IV with an even hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, humorless population of 13.246 billion Mernians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Qersi. The average income tax rate is 99.0%.

The thriving Mernian economy, worth a remarkable 1,880 trillion koras a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is an impressive 142,001 koras, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt, organ donation is compulsory, noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law, and parents dread their examinations more than their children. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merni's national animal is the horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Merni is ranked 54,052nd in the world and 22nd in The Labyrinth for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 89.33 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 220thBest Weather: 236thSafest: 269thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 374thMost Beautiful Environments: 386thMost Pacifist: 518thMost Compassionate Citizens: 591stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 665thLongest Average Lifespans: 720thHealthiest Citizens: 725thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 776thMost Inclusive: 833rdLargest Welfare Programs: 838thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 842ndHighest Food Quality: 849thNicest Citizens: 860thLowest Crime Rates: 1,215thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,677thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,735thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,006thMost Cultured: 2,283rdLargest Governments: 2,574thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,765thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,787thMost Influential: 3,029thSmartest Citizens: 4,186thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,461stHighest Poor Incomes: 6,725thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,205thMost Patriotic: 8,982ndHighest Economic Output: 10,181stMost Secular: 10,435thTop
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Most Income Equality: 15,612thHighest Average Incomes: 17,429thMost Developed: 18,033rdLargest Populations: 23,576th
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Patriotic: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Merni, parents dread their examinations more than their children.
  • : Following new legislation in Merni, noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law.
  • : Following new legislation in Merni, organ donation is compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in Merni, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Merni, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.
  • : Following new legislation in Merni, the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop.
  • : Following new legislation in Merni, parents seeking custody have to write a five-thousand word analysis of their child's imaginary friend.
  • : Following new legislation in Merni, political scientists despair as the national mascot election eclipses all others in voter enthusiasm.
  • : Following new legislation in Merni, criminals lock themselves in their mums' basements to avoid prison.
  • : Following new legislation in Merni, celebrities sit helplessly as they are labeled "pompous womples" by Emperor Xaranas IV.

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