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Most Scientifically Advanced: 89thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 218thLargest Information Technology Sector: 237th
The PRR of
Democratic Socialists
TCPNOMU
Influence
Ambassador
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Merala

Population11.662 billion

CapitalAnochtepec
LeaderFirst Secretary Sebastián Hanrahán
FaithAtheism

CurrencyPeso
AnimalEagle

The PRR of Merala is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by First Secretary Sebastián Hanrahán with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, avant-garde cinema, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 11.662 billion Meralans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The relatively small, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Industry, and Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Anochtepec. The average income tax rate is 92.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Meralan economy, worth a remarkable 4,137 trillion Pesos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 354,812 Pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars, royalist is the most offensive slur in the Meralan language, families are left homeless as entire suburbs are bulldozed on the whim of tribal chiefs, and pocket calculators are seen as status symbols for the ostentatiously wealthy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Merala's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.

Merala is ranked 105,694th in the world and 10th in New Atlas for Most Authoritarian, with 625.75 milliStalins.

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Most Scientifically Advanced: 89thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 218thLargest Information Technology Sector: 237thHighest Poor Incomes: 262ndSmartest Citizens: 312thMost Developed: 346thHealthiest Citizens: 350thLongest Average Lifespans: 396thLeast Corrupt Governments: 609thSafest: 684thMost Cultured: 725thMost Efficient Economies: 793rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 996thHighest Average Incomes: 1,154thMost Armed: 1,183rdLargest Publishing Industry: 1,215thLowest Crime Rates: 1,335thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,772ndLargest Governments: 1,788thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,054thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,558thHighest Economic Output: 2,575thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,578thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,213thMost Secular: 3,240thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,508thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,623rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,214thRudest Citizens: 5,143rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,565thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,616thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,560thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,576thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,012thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,623rdTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 12,280thLargest Retail Industry: 14,675thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,079thMost Income Equality: 15,665thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,140th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Merala, pocket calculators are seen as status symbols for the ostentatiously wealthy.
  • : Following new legislation in Merala, families are left homeless as entire suburbs are bulldozed on the whim of tribal chiefs.
  • : Following new legislation in Merala, royalist is the most offensive slur in the Meralan language.
  • : Following new legislation in Merala, libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars.
  • : Following new legislation in Merala, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park.
  • : Following new legislation in Merala, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours.
  • : Following new legislation in Merala, national parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys'.
  • : Following new legislation in Merala, citizens select which government department gets their income tax Pesos each year.
  • : Following new legislation in Merala, skateparks can be found in every city.
  • : Following new legislation in Merala, 4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days'.

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