The Democratic Republic of Merodin is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Artanis Sylvari with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.624 billion Merodinians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
The large, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Defense, Industry, and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ellesmera. The average income tax rate is 98.8%.
The frighteningly efficient Merodinian economy, worth a remarkable 1,691 trillion Silver Dollars a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 196,165 Silver Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The nation's air missiles have killed thousands of Brasilistan military personnel, elite teams of assassins have been sent into Brasilistan, 'Coloniser-in-Chief' has become President Artanis Sylvari's new moniker, and the nation has gained millions of new citizens overnight. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merodin's national animal is the Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Merodin's influence in Orias rose from "Page" to "Squire".
- : Merodin's influence in Orias rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : Merodin was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
- : Merodin's influence in Orias rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Merodin's influence in Orias rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
- : Merodin lodged a message on the Orias Regional Message Board.
- : Merodin relocated from Lazarus to Orias.
- : Merodin was refounded in Lazarus.
- : Merodin ceased to exist.
- : Merodin was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Safest.