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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 19th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 24th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 30th
The West African cereal farmers of
Corrupt Dictatorship
I Strongly Dislike Tabilland
Empress Quesdjo II
Regional Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The West African cereal farmers of Merconitonitopia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Empress Quesdjo II with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.448 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 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 99.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Merconian economy, worth a remarkable 2,173 trillion cereals 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, Furniture Restoration, and Basket Weaving. 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 257,287 cereals, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Research into 'designer babies' is banned, tourists are forbidden to enter Native Merconian lands, the government nonchalantly sells old nukes to other countries, and environmental officials dismiss uncontrolled wildfires burning down major cities as nature taking its course. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Merconitonitopia's national animal is the goat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Eastern Orthodoxy.

Merconitonitopia is ranked 31st in the world and 2nd in The North Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring 477.03 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 19thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 24thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 30thMost Primitive: 31stMost Devout: 58thMost Ignorant Citizens: 62ndMost Subsidized Industry: 63rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 99thLargest Black Market: 188thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 195thBest Weather: 208thMost Influential: 272ndMost Beautiful Environments: 306thMost Corrupt Governments: 421stHighest Poor Incomes: 556thMost Advanced Public Transport: 691stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 730thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 859thHighest Average Tax Rates: 905thLargest Welfare Programs: 978thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,113thLargest Governments: 1,342ndTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 1,981stMost Efficient Economies: 3,379thHighest Economic Output: 3,871stNudest: 4,959thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,171stMost Stationary: 13,555thLowest Crime Rates: 14,744th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 16th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionBest Weather: 17th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 32nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 37th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 41st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 44th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 59th in the regionLargest Governments: 61st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 65th in the regionMost Influential: 71st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 83rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 83rd in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 89th in the regionNudest: 177th in the regionLargest Populations: 282nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 316th in the regionMost Stationary: 329th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 628th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 722nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 794th in the regionRudest Citizens: 854th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, environmental officials dismiss uncontrolled wildfires burning down major cities as nature taking its course.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, the government nonchalantly sells old nukes to other countries.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, tourists are forbidden to enter Native Merconian lands.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, research into 'designer babies' is banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, distant and obscure female relatives succeed to the Merconian throne.
  • : Merconitonitopia lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Merconitonitopia lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, kids are exceptionally good at digging holes.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, murder rates are on the rise as the popularity of soylent products grows.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, Merconites have replaced bears in a popular idiom.

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World Assembly

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