The Democratic Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
The bond of friendship is unbreakable...
President Artanis Sylvari
Regional Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Democratic Republic of Merodin is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by President Artanis Sylvari with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, sprawling nuclear power plants, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 9.062 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, 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 98.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Merodinian economy, worth a remarkable 1,767 trillion Silver Dollars a year, is quite specialized and 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 195,040 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.

Merodin is ranked 2nd in Orias and 3,214th in the world for Lowest Crime Rates, scoring 382.099 on the Relative Freedom From Crime Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Merodin was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • : Merodin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 1%).
  • : Merodin was admitted to the World Assembly.
  • : Merodin applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Merodin was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Police Ratios.
  • : Merodin's influence in Orias rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : 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".

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