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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,706thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,175thBest Weather: 4,400th
The Federal Republic of Meridon of
Left-Leaning College State
Nah yeah mate.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population21.723 billion

LeaderPresident William Acton

AnimalWedgetail Eagle

The Federal Republic of Meridon of Legatia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President William Acton with an even hand, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, devout population of 21.723 billion Meridonians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt morass — prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Healthcare, and Education also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cordelia. The average income tax rate is 92.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Meridonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,012 trillion Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 92,639 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Extreme hiring regulations mean a job in Legatia is often a lifetime appointment, Legatia has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world, town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists, and teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Legatia's national animal is the Wedgetail Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Undesignated.

Legatia is ranked 16,755th in the world and 10th in The Strategic and Economic Alliance for Healthiest Citizens, with 11.95 bananas ingested per day.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,706thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,175thTop
Best Weather: 4,400thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,334thSafest: 6,438thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,543rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,817thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,603rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,486thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,777thLowest Crime Rates: 10,947thHighest Economic Output: 11,178thMost Cultured: 11,203rdLargest Populations: 11,934thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,202ndMost Developed: 13,074thLargest Governments: 14,362ndTop
Highest Food Quality: 14,487thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,577thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,341stMost Advanced Public Education: 16,518thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,620thHealthiest Citizens: 16,755thSmartest Citizens: 22,823rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 25,429thLargest Welfare Programs: 25,978thHighest Poor Incomes: 26,993rdMost Efficient Economies: 28,448th
Largest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Average: 2nd in the region

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