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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th Most Primitive: 13th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 18th
The Kingdom of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and Despair
the Great One
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Merconitonitopia

Population11.342 billion

CapitalDrekk Kause Pyo
Leaderthe Great One
Faiththe Way of the Light

Currencydenar
Animalbarnacle

The Kingdom of Merconitonitopia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by the Great One with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, parental licensing program, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 11.342 billion Merconites are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized morass — prioritizes Defense, although Environment, Spirituality, and Industry are also considered important. 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 3,899 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. 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 343,775 denars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Arthritic citizens seem underrepresented at royal meet-and-greets, tie-dye has been outlawed for being 'too occult', a National Academy regulates grammar and usage, and vaccinations are mandatory. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. 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 165,523rd in the world and 568th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -42.5 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 4thMost Primitive: 13thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21stMost Devout: 22ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 24thMost Subsidized Industry: 60thBest Weather: 63rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 78thHighest Poor Incomes: 142ndMost Beautiful Environments: 144thLargest Black Market: 144thMost Corrupt Governments: 178thMost Influential: 273rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 285thHighest Average Tax Rates: 370thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 424thMost Advanced Public Transport: 443rdLongest Average Lifespans: 517thLargest Governments: 536thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 856thHighest Average Incomes: 893rdTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,771stHighest Economic Output: 1,970thMost Efficient Economies: 3,095thNudest: 3,450thMost Authoritarian: 3,900thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,108thMost Cultured: 4,169thMost Conservative: 4,574thHealthiest Citizens: 5,574thMost Extreme: 8,039thMost Income Equality: 8,201stTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 9,538thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,006thLargest Populations: 15,183rd
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionNudest: 15th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15th in the regionMost Income Equality: 17th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 29th in the regionMost Extreme: 32nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 47th in the regionMost Conservative: 48th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, vaccinations are mandatory.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, tie-dye has been outlawed for being 'too occult'.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, arthritic citizens seem underrepresented at royal meet-and-greets.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, cotton candy made from genuine cotton cellulose doesn't quite satisfy.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, the nation's soldiers sleep four to a bed in order to use space economically.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, foreign nationals are widely distrusted.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, carbon-footprint restrictions are making businesses walk.

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