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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 291stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 302ndMost Avoided: 583rd
The Ancap Territories of
Corporate Police State
Get the hell off my property.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population4.431 billion

LeaderThe Free Market


The Ancap Territories of Mercatus is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by The Free Market with an iron fist, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, public floggings, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.431 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 is also considered important, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Mercatusian economy, worth a remarkable 1,213 trillion Bitcoins 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 frequent. Average income is an amazing 273,813 Bitcoins, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,513,963 per year while the poor average 3,117, a ratio of 806 to 1.

Fitness to teach sport is proven by urinating the furthest up a wall, all tariffs have been abolished, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, and dealers go from pushing drugs to pushing up daisies. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Mercatus's national animal is the McNuke, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Mercatus is ranked 929th in the world and 33rd in the Rejected Realms for Rudest Citizens, with 334.42 Insults Per Minute.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 291stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 302ndMost Avoided: 583rdMost Armed: 618thFattest Citizens: 659thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 719thRudest Citizens: 929thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,010thLargest Retail Industry: 1,105thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,392ndLargest Gambling Industry: 1,418thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,427thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,485thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,649thLargest Mining Sector: 1,763rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,764thHighest Crime Rates: 1,877thMost Efficient Economies: 2,121stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,161stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,399thTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,702ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,732ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,125thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,280thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,449thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,972ndMost Subsidized Industry: 7,640thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,738thLargest Governments: 10,281stLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,690thTop
Largest Black Market: 12,241stHighest Economic Output: 15,085thMost Pro-Market: 17,005thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,674thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 21,061st
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Armed: 18th in the regionMost Avoided: 27th in the regionFattest Citizens: 32nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 32nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 33rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 40th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 41st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 46th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 50th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 51st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 52nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 62nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 63rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 70th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 70th in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 78th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 82nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 90th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 109th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 119th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 159th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 221st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 222nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 228th in the regionLargest Governments: 268th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 325th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 351st in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 439th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 450th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 500th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 547th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 615th in the regionMost Extreme: 716th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Mercatus changed its national animal to "McNuke", its capital to "City", its currency to "Bitcoin", its leader to "The Free Market", its motto to "Get the hell off my property.", and its nation type to "Ancap Territories".
  • : Mercatus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Mercatus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Mercatus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Mercatus published "Basic Overview of Technologies (Heavily WIP)" (Factbook: Military).
  • : Mercatus published "WIP" (Factbook: Military).
  • : Mercatus published "The Colonial Republic of Mercatus (CRM), an Introduction (Heavily WIP)" (Factbook: Overview).
  • : Mercatus changed its national animal to "Foxbat", its capital to "Fort Landing", its currency to "Credit", its leader to "Matthias Koval Novak", and its nation type to "Colonial Republic".
  • : Mercatus changed its national motto to "Canon coming soon.".
  • : Mercatus changed its national nation type to "Interstellar Colony".


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