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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 23rd Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 87th Largest Mining Sector: 114th
The Socialist Alliance of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
Arianne Martell
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Mercobia

Population35.053 billion

CapitalFleur-de-lis
LeaderArianne Martell

Currencyharp
Animalflying fox

The Socialist Alliance of Mercobia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Arianne Martell with an even hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, anti-smoking policies, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 35.053 billion Mercobians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The minute, corrupt government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Industry, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fleur-de-lis. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Mercobian economy, worth an astonishing 14,246 trillion harps a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Uranium Mining, Tourism, and Trout Farming. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 406,431 harps, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Heartfelt sentiments are mercilessly marketed by a million-harp treacle machine, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones, environmental officials dismiss uncontrolled wildfires burning down major cities as nature taking its course, and all work and no play has rendered the nation's children somewhat intelligent but also remarkably dull. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Mercobia's national animal is the flying fox, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Mercobia is ranked 14,851st in the world and 15th in Antarctica for Most Cultured, scoring 93 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 23rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 87thLargest Mining Sector: 114thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 138thHighest Economic Output: 147thHighest Poor Incomes: 205thHighest Disposable Incomes: 216thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 223rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 410thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 416thLargest Populations: 508thHighest Average Incomes: 535thHealthiest Citizens: 700thLargest Insurance Industry: 745thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 967thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,291stLowest Crime Rates: 1,635thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,661stTop
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Largest Black Market: 1,716thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,988thMost Efficient Economies: 2,103rdLargest Gambling Industry: 2,407thSmartest Citizens: 3,453rdRudest Citizens: 3,525thMost Developed: 4,099thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,397thSafest: 4,497thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,307thMost Stationary: 5,975thMost Pacifist: 6,307thLargest Governments: 6,629thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,059thLargest Retail Industry: 7,409thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,714thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,979thMost Secular: 9,825thMost Influential: 10,915thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,482ndNudest: 12,497thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,246thMost Cultured: 14,851stLargest Publishing Industry: 15,870th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Mercobia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Mercobia, all work and no play has rendered the nation's children somewhat intelligent but also remarkably dull.
  • : Following new legislation in Mercobia, environmental officials dismiss uncontrolled wildfires burning down major cities as nature taking its course.
  • : Following new legislation in Mercobia, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones.
  • : Following new legislation in Mercobia, heartfelt sentiments are mercilessly marketed by a million-harp treacle machine.
  • : Following new legislation in Mercobia, Mercobia has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world.
  • : Mercobia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Mercobia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Mercobia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Following new legislation in Mercobia, atheist missionaries spread doubt overseas.

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