by Max Barry

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 18th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 19th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 22nd
The Ancient Holy Lands of
Iron Fist Consumerists
All Under the Sun
the Protector of the Light
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Ancient Holy Lands of Merconitonitopia is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by the Protector of the Light with an iron fist, and notable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, frequent executions, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.799 billion Merconites are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, 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 are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Drekk Kause Pyo. The average income tax rate is 99.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Merconian economy, worth a remarkable 2,299 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, extremely 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 261,379 Denars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

The number of deaths due to poor fungus identification is mushrooming, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws, military instructors tire of being asked for another bedtime story by seven-year-old conscripts, and jaywalking is punishable by public flogging. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merconitonitopia's national animal is the sheep, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is the Spirits of the Holy Land.

Merconitonitopia is ranked 153,981st in the world and 7,873rd in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 3.38 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 18thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22ndMost Primitive: 28thMost Ignorant Citizens: 44thMost Devout: 52ndMost Subsidized Industry: 70thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 106thBest Weather: 158thLargest Black Market: 198thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 221stMost Beautiful Environments: 266thMost Influential: 266thMost Corrupt Governments: 364thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 562ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 684thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 747thHighest Average Tax Rates: 779thLongest Average Lifespans: 971stLargest Welfare Programs: 996thLargest Governments: 1,156thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 1,938thMost Efficient Economies: 3,287thHighest Economic Output: 3,657thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,931stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,736thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,754thMost Authoritarian: 10,799thLowest Crime Rates: 11,182ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,549thMost Stationary: 12,858thHighest Drug Use: 14,801stMost Cultured: 15,010th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 15th in the regionBest Weather: 16th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 32nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 38th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 38th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 39th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 51st in the regionLargest Governments: 55th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 66th in the regionMost Influential: 72nd in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 81st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 88th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 94th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 194th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 215th in the regionLargest Populations: 276th in the regionMost Stationary: 310th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 337th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 422nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 482nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 549th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 579th in the regionMost Cultured: 708th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Merconitonitopia was endorsed by The I-Empire of AdyLand.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, jaywalking is punishable by public flogging.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, military instructors tire of being asked for another bedtime story by seven-year-old conscripts.
  • : Merconitonitopia was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, the number of deaths due to poor fungus identification is mushrooming.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, a small country is wondering where their capitol building's gold dome went.
  • : Merconitonitopia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, the booming slave trade is now government-funded.
  • : Merconitonitopia was reclassified from "Corrupt Dictatorship" to "Father Knows Best State".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 301 » 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, Cozy Beds, 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, Francovania, 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, and 251 others.Nubianica, New Sekai, 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, David l l l l, Lionia, Sovereign Canada, Guslantis, Sunto, Solestia, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Frances Francis the First of France, Teknikerland, Tuska-Biren, Ardoki, Corfad, The Isle of Grossmania, Revelation7, Yaorozu, Bharathvarsh, Kelvaros Prime, Highton Islands, Pasargad, Hannepandia, SillyString, Manticore utopia, South Isles, Meritdom, New Lakemba, Elspeth and Samina, Palisede, Yyadutyr, Walter Jackson, The Lugansk Republic, Tharissus, Athenian Coalition, Yatzatz, Zyvetskistaahn, OPArsenal, 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, Ovsterland, The Army Republic of Prussia, MDIland, East Wake Island, SchoolHouse Rock, The Great Shepherds, Reannia, Sereeno, Malta Comino Gozo, Halcon siveriano, Empy, Techislovakia, Religioncord, SORT, Southern Stroraia, Marabia, Imperial Pene Rounitrang, GeorgeTheMiner, Siwale, The Democratic Republic of Tomb, Indereac Lanx, Arcadia of Kasterborous, Colony of lasting Hopes, Northern Scovia, Morrn, Buten, Koda-Land, Lamelandia, New Ganjastan, JAOECW536, Sandovara, 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, Valdr, Ostrinios, Wolfensjaeger, Empire of the Dark Lords of the Sith, Edon-Ko, Mercy Land, BouncyAbbeyKitty, Bonjoura, Omicron Persei V111, New Chilokver, Cloydicia, The Mazur Empire, Ubervania, StormRose, Waftenland, Nord Botten, Pallaith, Lunching Republics, Lamexanope, Rukonia, ABC, Wintariu, Ilisseia, Gnate, Vszeklina, Free State of Whitemeadow, Kwaj, Lupus Imperium, Southern Allican, Holy Marcus Empire, Kyrianian, Rouene, The FNBs, Coemgen, Moristia, Puczovska, General COE, Cato Minoria, Aragael, Great Solordia, Friently, Hong Kong Empire, South Grand Mountain, Jenner-Kardash, ZimRobwe, Lavanania, Shin-Hachioji, Vyxizzizz Qae Laamnaal Zoq Vaandraleshik, Faxfleet, Zedeya, Wicheye, Kobagia, Akmolinsk, Archeros, Aeroias, Che Sana Und, Legique, Catspaw, Aenglaland, Amerian States, Aris Republic, Central Goodland, Ashist, Nordician Valkyria, ZhangKeyesland, Aldion, Natorik, WE Empire, Choistan, Atmana, Zokk, Cristalina, Xinchao, Wilkshire, Vexilia, AustralZealand, Cookiesia, Armetalieh, Vetanam, Orslan, Australian Confederated States, Yurc, 10225879, West United States, Cleoskye, Zombie World, Arabian gulf states, Yamgong, Vinesterdland, Victoriaans Nederlands, Auceorion, Kek-, Nakyr, Ukanamanu, Cardistria, Dadastan Archipelago, Das People, Blurds, Newfatland, Kizja, Thythos, Freyford, Serenity and its pretty bonnet, Fuoreew, Rylam, Anima Proxa, Sanjurika, Forunte, Anarchy Sites, Paxiosolange, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Dannyria, Mecca-Switzerland, Beodarasc, Marsh Castle, Plembobria, Prevaland, Sheppey, Whian Odeistan, Yaris, Nustar, Clintonburge, Southern Dracs, Zemnaya Svoboda, Adamantius, Guyomartand, El Doradi, Cosmos City, and AdyLand.

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