The Democratic Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Death By Design
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Democratic Republic of Merval is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Merval with an iron fist, and renowned for its ritual sacrifices, strictly enforced bedtime, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.284 billion Mervalians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Merval City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 86.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Mervalian economy, worth 702 trillion Mighty Dollars a year, is highly specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 133,026 Mighty Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 395,532 per year while the poor average 35,076, a ratio of 11.3 to 1.

Abortions are carried out secretly in shady backstreet clinics, the adult unemployment rate nears 100% as all available jobs have been filled by young children, poets and writers are regularly rounded up and shot for entertainment, and the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merval's national animal is the Bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Dark Side.

Merval is ranked 3,758th in Osiris and 127,223rd in the world for Happiest Citizens, scoring 5 on the Relative Cheerfulness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Merval was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Devout (last census: Top 10%).
  • : Merval was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Devout.
  • : Following new legislation in Merval, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
  • : Following new legislation in Merval, poets and writers are regularly rounded up and shot for entertainment.
  • : Following new legislation in Merval, the adult unemployment rate nears 100% as all available jobs have been filled by young children.
  • : Following new legislation in Merval, abortions are carried out secretly in shady backstreet clinics.
  • : Following new legislation in Merval, the government's religious works are headed by a New Age guru.
  • : Merval was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Merval ceased to exist.
  • : Merval was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Armed.

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