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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 16th Most Primitive: 18th
The Ancient Holy Lands of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Fear God and Give Him Glory!
the Protector of the Light
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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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 complete lack of prisons, pith helmet sales, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 9.484 billion Kiwis are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it prioritizes Defense, with Environment, Spirituality, and Industry also on the agenda, while Administration and Education receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Drekk Kause Pyo. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Merconite economy, worth a remarkable 2,728 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, Basket Weaving, 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 287,742 denars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits, survivors receive aid from only the most environmentally-friendly transport, anti-environmentalist dissidents must beware of government plants in their midst, and calling dibs is an unalienable right. 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 barnacle, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is the Way of the Light.

Merconitonitopia is ranked 701st in the world and 23rd in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 13,732.26 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 9thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16thMost Primitive: 18thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18thMost Devout: 31stMost Ignorant Citizens: 33rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 45thMost Subsidized Industry: 59thBest Weather: 107thLargest Black Market: 167thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 169thMost Influential: 201stMost Beautiful Environments: 214thMost Corrupt Governments: 271stHighest Poor Incomes: 323rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 339thMost Advanced Public Transport: 595thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 606thHighest Average Tax Rates: 607thLargest Welfare Programs: 701stLongest Average Lifespans: 796thLargest Governments: 846thHighest Average Incomes: 1,500thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,980thMost Efficient Economies: 3,362ndMost Authoritarian: 7,514thLowest Crime Rates: 8,284thMost Cultured: 8,490thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,597thMost Conservative: 11,188thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,248thMost Stationary: 11,791stHealthiest Citizens: 12,158thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,770thLargest Populations: 16,960th
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 23rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 30th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 34th in the regionLargest Governments: 38th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 44th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 45th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 50th in the regionMost Influential: 59th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 73rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 81st in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 253rd in the regionMost Stationary: 275th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 320th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 340th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 377th in the regionMost Cultured: 391st in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 506th in the regionMost Conservative: 639th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 645th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 665th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 698th in the region

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