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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 620thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 982ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,057th
The Imperial Dominion of
Corporate Police State
Conservatism, Capitalism, Militarism.
Influence
Dominator
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Mercatus

Population1.931 billion

CapitalWolf Reiser
LeaderEmperor Trunt Harval

CurrencyGala
AnimalHallucigenia

The Imperial Dominion of Mercatus is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Trunt Harval with an iron fist, and remarkable for its triple-decker prams, frequent executions, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.931 billion Mercatusians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry and Law & Order are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wolf Reiser. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 24.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Mercatusian economy, worth 483 trillion Galas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 250,229 Galas, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,964,833 per year while the poor average 7,967, a ratio of 246 to 1.

Hunters often become the hunted, the nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners, caps with skulls on them are the height of fashion, and playing an online nation simulation game legally obliges you to buy the creator's latest novel. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Mercatus's national animal is the Hallucigenia, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Mercatus is ranked 15,145th in the world and 1st in Octoarma for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 8.48 Bank.

Top
1%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 620thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 982ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,057thMost Avoided: 1,097thFattest Citizens: 1,211thMost Armed: 1,458thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,465thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,467thLargest Mining Sector: 1,575thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,718thTop
5%
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,816thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,891stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,927thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,219thRudest Citizens: 2,378thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,585thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,630thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,630thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,720thHighest Average Incomes: 3,275thMost Efficient Economies: 3,976thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,834thLargest Black Market: 6,157thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,820thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,077thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,990thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,737thTop
10%
Most Scientifically Advanced: 8,942ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,588thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,914thMost Pro-Market: 10,353rdLargest Governments: 13,078thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,145thMost Conservative: 15,744th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Mercatus, playing an online nation simulation game legally obliges you to buy the creator's latest novel.
  • : Following new legislation in Mercatus, caps with skulls on them are the height of fashion.
  • : Following new legislation in Mercatus, the nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners.
  • : Mercatus was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Mercatus, hunters often become the hunted.
  • : Following new legislation in Mercatus, psychological disorders are a taboo subject.
  • : Following new legislation in Mercatus, the children of Mercatus are often remarked upon for their cheery attitude to extreme violence.
  • : Following new legislation in Mercatus, the nation's orphanages and maternity wards have been nicknamed 'the Killbot Factories'.
  • : Following new legislation in Mercatus, advertisers scramble to sponsor the broadcast of Emperor Trunt Harval's most personal functions.
  • : Following new legislation in Mercatus, the nation's soldiers often believe they're in the Air Force.

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