Most Efficient Economies: 185th Most Developed: 589th Highest Poor Incomes: 799th
The Democratic Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
The bond of friendship is unbreakable...
President Artanis Sylvari
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Democratic Republic of Merodin is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President Artanis Sylvari with an even hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.146 billion Merodinians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Defense, Industry, and Social Policy are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ellesmera. The average income tax rate is 97.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Merodinian economy, worth a remarkable 1,995 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 196,713 Silver Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is ignoring the latest terrorist atrocities in Ellesmera for fear of causing a fuss, soylent products are an expensive commodity due to a lack of volunteers, government buildings are being cleansed for anything that might have racist connotations, and census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate. 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.

Merodin is ranked 68,272nd in the world and 1,499th in Lazarus for Most Politically Free, scoring 69.43 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most Efficient Economies: 185thMost Developed: 589thHighest Poor Incomes: 799thMost Cultured: 1,289thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,381stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,532ndLargest Publishing Industry: 1,708thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,781stSmartest Citizens: 1,788thTop
Nicest Citizens: 1,954thHealthiest Citizens: 2,024thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,110thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,310thLargest Governments: 2,358thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,481stHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,602ndLargest Welfare Programs: 3,400thLowest Crime Rates: 3,576thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,686thBest Weather: 3,857thHighest Economic Output: 4,334thSafest: 4,403rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,487thHighest Average Incomes: 4,806thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,175thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,387thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,543rdMost Pacifist: 6,119thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,698thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,452ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,119thTop
Most Income Equality: 11,714thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,740thLargest Populations: 11,874thMost Inclusive: 11,932ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,327thMost Secular: 12,612thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,954thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,172ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,568th
Most Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionMost Developed: 16th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 24th in the regionMost Cultured: 40th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 41st in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 54th in the regionNicest Citizens: 68th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 73rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 75th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 76th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 77th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 78th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 87th in the regionLargest Governments: 93rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 102nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 113th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 131st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 139th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 155th in the regionBest Weather: 157th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 173rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 183rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 219th in the regionSafest: 223rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 242nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 245th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 247th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 248th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 252nd in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 263rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 278th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 300th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 377th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 385th in the regionMost Inclusive: 392nd in the regionMost Secular: 454th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 467th in the regionLargest Populations: 469th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 496th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Merodin's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Merodin was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Smartest Citizens, Largest Publishing Industry, and Most Advanced Public Education, the Top 5% for Most Advanced Public Transport, and the Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Merodin's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Merodin altered its national flag.
  • : Merodin was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Merodin ceased to exist.
  • : Merodin's influence in The Sylvan Squad fell from "Vassal" to "Apprentice".
  • : Merodin's influence in The Sylvan Squad rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Merodin's influence in The Sylvan Squad rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Merodin's influence in The Sylvan Squad rose from "Page" to "Squire".


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