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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 15th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 19th
The Ancestral Holy Lands of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Wider Still and Wider // All Under the Sun
the Protector of the Light
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Ancestral Holy Lands of Merconitonitopia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Protector of the Light with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory vegetarianism, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 9.14 billion Merconites are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it prioritizes Defense, although Environment, Spirituality, and Industry are also considered important, while Administration and Education aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Drekk Kause Pyo. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Merconian economy, worth a remarkable 2,561 trillion Denars a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an amazing 280,238 Denars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections, police wait behind troop deployments in order to shoot deserters, the government has declared that monochrome cinema is the next big thing, and the nation is known abroad mostly for its Parliamentary antics. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Merconitonitopia's national animal is the Auroch, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is the Spirits of the Holy Land.

Merconitonitopia is ranked 167,276th in the world and 8,875th in The North Pacific for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -59.92 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 14thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19thMost Primitive: 23rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 39thMost Devout: 41stMost Subsidized Industry: 59thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 125thBest Weather: 127thLargest Black Market: 167thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 202ndMost Beautiful Environments: 231stMost Influential: 236thHighest Poor Incomes: 274thMost Corrupt Governments: 309thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 511thMost Advanced Public Transport: 525thHighest Average Tax Rates: 664thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 694thLargest Welfare Programs: 725thLongest Average Lifespans: 863rdLargest Governments: 961stHighest Average Incomes: 1,562ndTop
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Highest Economic Output: 3,174thMost Efficient Economies: 3,267thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,219thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 10,428thMost Stationary: 12,353rdMost Cultured: 12,692ndMost Authoritarian: 12,736thMost Income Equality: 12,740thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,761stHealthiest Citizens: 15,060th
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionBest Weather: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 26th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 31st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 37th in the regionLargest Governments: 47th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 48th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 54th in the regionMost Influential: 65th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 79th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 85th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 119th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 217th in the regionLargest Populations: 264th in the regionMost Stationary: 293rd in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 449th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 459th in the regionMost Cultured: 600th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 679th in the regionMost Income Equality: 735th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 751st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 786th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, the nation is known abroad mostly for its Parliamentary antics.
  • : Merconitonitopia was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of Midds Conia.
  • : Merconitonitopia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Merconitonitopia changed its national motto to "Wider Still and Wider // All Under the Sun".
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, the government has declared that monochrome cinema is the next big thing.
  • : Merconitonitopia was endorsed by The Kingdom of New-El.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, police wait behind troop deployments in order to shoot deserters.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, voting is voluntary.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 354 » Unimaginable Doom, Gendirt, Venezuelia, Virdalonja, BrightFutures, Renetopia, HMS Unicorn, Wyoma, Calamazo, Novare Res, Bothia, Great Bights Mum, SYRIXIA, Eglise Sainte Eve, Karazan, Sadakoyama, The Rossinite Empire, Elevation, Apetopia, Selfgradatude, Massarie, Xentherida, Isimud, Malvad, Yeraennus, The Efteling, Boggovia, Q w e r t y, KingT, The Swedish Republic of New Kenya, Camarthen, New Phyrreus, Former English Colony, Dutchyland, Republic of Dixie, Ceretis, Notyoutopia, Tokaryk, Kingdom of Space, Chukstik Illahi, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, The Bureaucratic Territories, Necromonia, Arrivederci, Nationalist Peoples Party, RoosterTeeth, Wooleystan, The Dominion of Malma, Nubianica, New Sekai, and 304 others.Tianqing, Republic of Destiny, Thneedtown, Chadwin, Arquan, Chinstralia, New Echelon, Crystalline Beekeepers United, Montegan, Run Mayst Republic, Mimban, Celreostia, Clinton Park, Zeroxis, Freedom-Free, Shadowrik, Lionia, Sovereign Canada, Guslantis, Sunto, Solestia, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Frances Francis the First of France, Tuska-Biren, Ardoki, Corfad, The Isle of Grossmania, Yaorozu, Bharathvarsh, Kelvaros Prime, Highton Islands, Pasargad, SillyString, Manticore utopia, South Isles, Meritdom, New Lakemba, Elspeth and Samina, Palisede, Walter Jackson, The Lugansk Republic, Tharissus, Athenian Coalition, Yatzatz, Vegetarian States, Sil Dorsett, Bayern-Straubing, Tremagne de Taelmia, Wisconsota, Vantaria, Avalon, Esplandia, Holy Oranz, Arach-Naga Combine, Sankami, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, The Galactic Triumvirate, Cullins, Svetlakia, American MapleStory, Tuand Seton, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Wineclaw, The Army Republic of Prussia, East Wake Island, SchoolHouse Rock, The Great Shepherds, Reannia, Sereeno, Malta Comino Gozo, Halcon siveriano, Techislovakia, SORT, Southern Stroraia, Marabia, Imperial Pene Rounitrang, GeorgeTheMiner, Siwale, The Democratic Republic of Tomb, Indereac Lanx, Colony of lasting Hopes, Northern Scovia, Morrn, Buten, Koda-Land, Lamelandia, New Ganjastan, JAOECW536, Boadiccea, Ainsworth, New Trisone, ShortBusCrashed, Enosville, Helido, Xionn, Diodone, Alice Gardens, Crodaria, Aezus, New Rivia, Pria Xennes, The Great Cacti, Vazali, The Kyziban Islands, Kaschovia, Lord Ravenclaw, Ostrinios, Edon-Ko, Mercy Land, BouncyAbbeyKitty, Bonjoura, Omicron Persei V111, New Chilokver, Cloydicia, Ubervania, Nord Botten, Pallaith, Lamexanope, Rukonia, ABC, Ilisseia, Gnate, Vszeklina, Free State of Whitemeadow, Kwaj, Lupus Imperium, Southern Allican, Holy Marcus Empire, Kyrianian, Rouene, The FNBs, Coemgen, Puczovska, General COE, Cato Minoria, Aragael, Friently, Hong Kong Empire, South Grand Mountain, ZimRobwe, Lavanania, Shin-Hachioji, Vyxizzizz Qae Laamnaal Zoq Vaandraleshik, Zedeya, Akmolinsk, Archeros, Aeroias, Che Sana Und, Legique, Aenglaland, Amerian States, Aris Republic, Central Goodland, Ashist, Nordician Valkyria, ZhangKeyesland, Aldion, Natorik, WE Empire, Choistan, Atmana, Zokk, Cristalina, Xinchao, Wilkshire, Vexilia, Cookiesia, Vetanam, Orslan, Australian Confederated States, Yurc, 10225879, West United States, Cleoskye, Zombie World, Arabian gulf states, Yamgong, Vinesterdland, Auceorion, Kek-, Nakyr, Cardistria, Dadastan Archipelago, Blurds, Newfatland, Thythos, Freyford, Fuoreew, Rylam, Anima Proxa, Sanjurika, Forunte, Anarchy Sites, Paxiosolange, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Dannyria, Mecca-Switzerland, Beodarasc, Marsh Castle, Plembobria, Prevaland, Sheppey, Yaris, Nustar, Clintonburge, Southern Dracs, Zemnaya Svoboda, Adamantius, Guyomartand, El Doradi, AdyLand, Herzliyya, The Holy Badass Empire, Misthas, Beowulfe, TerranulliuZ, The Utopian Movement, Rosvenia, Buckerino, Ausmercia, UTOPIAN EARTH, Greenstead, Stareogratia, United States of Panthalassa, Transhumanist Anarchical Union, Articune, Ryelandee, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Swiss Peace, Cuyan, Dodione, Holy Eucharist, Seven Hills, Sailence, The Akhara Islands, Montroyale, Staics, New Cla, Coppicia, Corutsca, The Lancerian Empire, Qyrym, The Iron Lions, Ausrea, Aldelaria, ASongOfIceAndFire, Felpolandia, The End of EE, Aerilia, PlanetPunk, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Zandir Antari, The American Pioneer, Maestros haven, Territorio di Nessuno, Panama Coalition, Vogonlandia, Pakistan 001, Tee Googly Coffee Me, Soviet Terran, Tel Qual, Tredano, Hannover Stadt, Celebia, Slaughterhouse Nine, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Kahlistan, Fckinablearisticationalia, Phillywob, Fawkenia, Asuroka, Drasvidania, Murican Eagle, Wodan, Hegnauer, People Republic of Sino, Rockym, Terran Imperial empire, Thenaca, Felhaven, New Godastrada, Deropia, Avornica, Barragan and Santa Lucia, Yukkira, Cisplatinaa, Ribbleton, Bax-Landia, Sile Maungistan, Victoriaans Nederlands, Libotionia, Horsley Land, Holy Trinity 2015, The Curry Islands, The Free Californian People, The Bastion Isles, Xystopia, Griffin tribe, Senatra, Detrivania, New-El, and Midds Conia.

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