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Largest Retail Industry: 475th Most Devout: 539th Most Ignorant Citizens: 720th
The Impending baldness of
Father Knows Best State
It is always wabbit season in Ethel Mermania
Fearless Leader
Influence
Eminence Grise
High and Mighty (He Wishes) Grand Exalted Cat Poo...bah
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Ethel mermania

Population19.957 billion

CapitalThe Great White Way
LeaderFearless Leader
Faiththe cult of fearless leaderism

Currencyyid
Animalethel merman

The Impending baldness of Ethel mermania is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Fearless Leader with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, smutty television, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 19.957 billion Ethel mermanians 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 relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Great White Way. The average income tax rate is 1.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ethel mermanian economy, worth a remarkable 3,237 trillion yids a year, is quite specialized and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Gambling. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 162,228 yids, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Small shoes often wash up on the beach, on-duty Air Ethel mermania flight attendants are usually seen napping in first class, the Ethel mermanian delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...", and Fearless Leader has been declared supreme ruler for all eternity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Ethel mermania's national animal is the ethel merman, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is the cult of fearless leaderism.

Ethel mermania is ranked 24,815th in the world and 8th in Snazzy for Most Developed, scoring 70.97 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 475thMost Devout: 539thMost Ignorant Citizens: 720thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 967thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,124thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,351stTop
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Largest Black Market: 1,997thMost Primitive: 2,019thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,045thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,554thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,002ndHighest Economic Output: 3,067thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,492ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,437thBest Weather: 4,693rdMost Cultured: 5,082ndLargest Populations: 5,303rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,993rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,738thMost Influential: 7,189thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,238thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,718thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 10,206thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,485thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,842ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,718thMost Efficient Economies: 14,140thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,227thLowest Crime Rates: 15,261stHighest Drug Use: 15,646th
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the region

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