The Democratic Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
The bond of friendship is unbreakable...
President Artanis Nenharma
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Democratic Republic of Merodin is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by President Artanis Nenharma with a fair hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.857 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, with Defense, Industry, and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ellesmera. The average income tax rate is 97.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Merodinian economy, worth a remarkable 1,492 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 189,933 Silver Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Phoenixes have more rights than the average citizen, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space, toddlers are wielding machine guns in the name of national defense, and the government has an "easy come, easy go" policy on youth crime. Crime is totally unknown. Merodin's national animal is the Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Merodin is ranked 71st in Osiris and 1,917th in the world for Highest Average Tax Rates, scoring 24 on the Inverse Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 11 days ago

  • 2 hours ago: Merodin was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Merodin was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Public Sector.
  • 3 days 2 hours ago: Merodin was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Lowest Unemployment Rates.
  • 4 days ago: Merodin was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • 6 days ago: Merodin was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Best Weather.
  • 7 days ago: Merodin was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • 8 days ago: Merodin was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
  • 10 days ago: Merodin was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • 10 days ago: Merodin was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Inclusive.
  • 11 days ago: Merodin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector (last census: Top 10%).

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