NATION

PASSWORD

Iustitia, ∆qualitas, Libertas, Democratia
Least Corrupt Governments: 348thSafest: 543rdBest Weather: 584th
The Democracy of
Democratic Socialists
Influence
Powerbroker
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Merni

Population9.272 billion

CapitalQersi
LeaderEmperor Xaranas IV

Currencykora
Animalhorse

The Democracy of Merni is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Emperor Xaranas IV with an even hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, humorless population of 9.272 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 Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Qersi. The average income tax rate is 95.2%.

The Mernian economy, worth 829 trillion koras a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 89,462 koras, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians that report exaggerated crowd sizes for their speeches are dismissed for being delusional, abortion is only legal in unusual circumstances, a generation of children conceived in hell and born in strife is growing up inside government-run care villages, and ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded 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 89,410th in the world and 71st in The Labyrinth for Most Politically Free, scoring 64.48 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 348thSafest: 543rdBest Weather: 584thMost Beautiful Environments: 894thMost Pacifist: 1,009thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,199thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,201stMost Inclusive: 1,639thNicest Citizens: 1,680thHealthiest Citizens: 1,996thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 2,568thMost Influential: 2,816thMost Cultured: 2,987thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,092ndLowest Crime Rates: 4,165thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,579thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,729thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,390thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,847thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,972ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,248thLargest Governments: 7,134thSmartest Citizens: 7,561stMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,040thMost Stationary: 9,520thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,614thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,986thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,026thTop
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Most Secular: 10,562ndHighest Poor Incomes: 18,016thHighest Economic Output: 20,545th
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Nicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 10th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 11th in the regionMost Secular: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Merni lodged a message on the The Labyrinth Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Merni, ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products.
  • : Merni voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Trotterdam".
  • : Merni voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Legal Rights of Workers".
  • : Following new legislation in Merni, a generation of children conceived in hell and born in strife is growing up inside government-run care villages.
  • : Following new legislation in Merni, abortion is only legal in unusual circumstances.
  • : Following new legislation in Merni, politicians that report exaggerated crowd sizes for their speeches are dismissed for being delusional.
  • : Merni was endorsed by The Imperium of Cinaptnod.
  • : Following new legislation in Merni, populations of two-headed horses have been found around recently-uncovered archaeological sites.
  • : Merni was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement and the Top 10% for Highest Economic Output.

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