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The Democratic Republic of
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President Artanis Nenharma
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Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Democratic Republic of Merodin is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Artanis Nenharma with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.354 billion Merodinians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Defense, Industry, and Social Policy are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ellesmera. The average income tax rate is 96.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Merodinian economy, worth a remarkable 1,390 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 189,073 Silver Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system, college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys, commemoration of the Great Orias War costs almost as much as the war itself, and prudishness is on the way out. Crime is totally unknown. Merodin's national animal is the Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Merodin is ranked 3rd in Orias and 119,232nd in the world for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring -1 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 2 hours ago

  • 1 day 6 hours ago: Merodin was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations (last census: Top 5%).
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Merodin voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Historia Novorum".
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Merodin voted for the World Assembly Resolution "On Scientific Cooperation".
  • 5 days ago: Merodin lodged a message on the Orias Regional Message Board.
  • 6 days ago: Merodin was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Nicest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
  • 9 days ago: Merodin lodged a message on the Orias Regional Message Board.
  • 12 days ago: Merodin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates (last census: Top 1%).
  • 14 days ago: Merodin was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • 17 days ago: Merodin was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Best Weather (last census: Top 5%).
  • 21 days ago: Following new legislation in Merodin, prudishness is on the way out.

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