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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 11thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13thMost Primitive: 13th
The Magic and the Mystery of
Authoritarian Democracy
All Rivers run into the Sea, yet the Sea is not Full
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Merconitonitopia

Population17.135 billion

CapitalBahmedag
LeaderMontebad II

Currencyvirtue
Animaldove

The Magic and the Mystery of Merconitonitopia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Montebad II with an even hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, anti-smoking policies, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless, devout population of 17.135 billion Mirkonites are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded morass — is primarily concerned with Defense, although Environment, Spirituality, and Healthcare are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bahmedag. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Mirkonite economy, worth a remarkable 7,829 trillion virtues 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. 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 456,952 virtues, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Terrorist videos start by thanking their sponsors, the standard government reply to any query is "there is no spoon", calling dibs is an unalienable right, and high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merconitonitopia's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Merconitonitopia is ranked 231,643rd in the world and 8,940th in The North Pacific for Most Inclusive, scoring 3.47 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 11thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13thMost Primitive: 13thMost Devout: 21stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 32ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 37thBest Weather: 43rdHighest Poor Incomes: 97thMost Beautiful Environments: 103rdMost Subsidized Industry: 113thLargest Black Market: 118thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 120thMost Corrupt Governments: 140thHighest Average Tax Rates: 177thLargest Governments: 234thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 244thMost Influential: 278thMost Patriotic: 283rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 317thMost Advanced Public Transport: 468thHighest Average Incomes: 471stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 497thLongest Average Lifespans: 547thMost Valuable International Artwork: 574thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 742ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 775thHighest Economic Output: 882ndLowest Crime Rates: 982ndMost Armed: 1,222ndMost Efficient Economies: 1,387thMost Cultured: 1,720thHealthiest Citizens: 1,738thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 4,258thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,226thNudest: 6,533rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,815thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,191stTop
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Most Income Equality: 11,652ndMost Conservative: 12,201stLargest Populations: 12,619th
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the regionMost Patriotic: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 18th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 21st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 34th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 38th in the regionMost Armed: 43rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 44th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 56th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 62nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 82nd in the regionMost Influential: 85th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 90th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 106th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 113th in the regionRudest Citizens: 237th in the regionNudest: 240th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 264th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 265th in the regionLargest Populations: 268th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 486th in the regionMost Income Equality: 565th in the regionMost Conservative: 600th in the region

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