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Most Devout: 501stLargest Retail Industry: 530thMost Ignorant Citizens: 981st
The Impending baldness of
Father Knows Best State
It is always wabbit season in Ethel Mermania
Fearless Leader
Eminence Grise
High and Mighty (He Wishes) Grand Exalted Cat Poo...bah
Civil Rights
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Ethel mermania

Population21.547 billion

CapitalThe Great White Way
LeaderFearless Leader
Faiththe cult of fearless leaderism

Animalethel merman

The Impending baldness of Ethel mermania is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Fearless Leader with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, ritual sacrifices, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 21.547 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 Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Great White Way. The average income tax rate is 1.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ethel mermanian economy, worth a remarkable 3,839 trillion yids a year, is quite specialized and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 178,204 yids, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Hairdressers are forced to use all the tricks of the trade after citizens became required to wear helmets at all times, couples are discouraged from marrying until they can rank their partner on a scale of one to ten, Amnesty Interregional has condemned Ethel mermania for ignoring crimes against humanity, and the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments. 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 207,653rd in the world and 13th in Snazzy for Least Corrupt Governments, with 5.14 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most Devout: 501stLargest Retail Industry: 530thMost Ignorant Citizens: 981stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,066thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,266thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,280thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,682ndTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,091stMost Primitive: 2,208thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,241stLargest Black Market: 2,720thHighest Economic Output: 2,818thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,519thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,520thMost Cultured: 3,600thLargest Populations: 5,237thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,265thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,389thBest Weather: 5,566thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,069thMost Influential: 8,205thHighest Average Incomes: 8,623rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,242ndMost Armed: 9,375thMost Efficient Economies: 10,324thTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 11,000thLowest Crime Rates: 11,356thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,145thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,202ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,321stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,620thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,440thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,520thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,264th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the region

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