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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 57thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 63rdLargest Mining Sector: 120th
The Socialist Alliance of
New York Times Democracy
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
Arianne Martell
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Mercobia

Population37.431 billion

CapitalFleur-de-lis
LeaderArianne Martell

Currencyharp
Animalflying fox

The Socialist Alliance of Mercobia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Arianne Martell with a fair hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 37.431 billion Mercobians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The tiny, corrupt government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Industry, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Social Policy and Spirituality aren't funded at all. 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 15,110 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 403,680 harps, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century, cosmopolitan citizens ask what their countries can do for them, the prevalence of circular logic frequently renders parliamentary observers dizzy, and humble workers tempt fate for a taste of airline caviar. 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 3,891st in the world and 7th in Antarctica for Safest, scoring 132.23 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 57thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 63rdLargest Mining Sector: 120thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 155thHighest Economic Output: 163rdHighest Poor Incomes: 233rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 242ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 276thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 470thLargest Populations: 491stHealthiest Citizens: 733rdHighest Average Incomes: 740thLargest Agricultural Sector: 787thLargest Insurance Industry: 787thLongest Average Lifespans: 824thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,001stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,219thLowest Crime Rates: 1,613thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,977thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,289thTop
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Most Developed: 3,138thSmartest Citizens: 3,258thRudest Citizens: 3,501stLargest Black Market: 3,605thSafest: 3,891stLargest Gambling Industry: 4,078thMost Stationary: 5,430thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,744thLargest Governments: 6,164thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,721stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,613thLargest Retail Industry: 9,187thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,768thMost Efficient Economies: 9,974thMost Secular: 10,236thMost Influential: 11,375thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,799thMost Cultured: 11,887thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,539thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,917thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,938thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,299thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,935thMost Pacifist: 22,205thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,612thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,684th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the region

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