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Least Corrupt Governments: 3,052ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,880thMost Pacifist: 4,896th
The New Earth Delegate of
Left-wing Utopia
Freedom, Safety, Axolotls
the Merethinian Council
Influence
Contender
WA Delegate / Vice President
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Merethin

Population925 million

CapitalMerethin City
Leaderthe Merethinian Council

Currencygolden coin
Animalaxolotl

The New Earth Delegate of Merethin is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Merethinian Council with a fair hand, and notable for its avant-garde cinema, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 925 million Merethinians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Merethin City. The average income tax rate is 86.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Merethinian economy, worth 88.9 trillion golden coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is 96,105 golden coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away, fraternities are notorious for drunken hooliganism, every workday begins with group therapy, and the government has solemnly sworn not to look up other nations' internet browsing history if the favor is returned. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merethin's national animal is the axolotl, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Merethin is ranked 26,853rd in the world and 2nd in MHBs New Earth for Most Politically Free, scoring 86.71 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 3,052ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,880thMost Pacifist: 4,896thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,349thSafest: 5,435thMost Influential: 5,783rdBest Weather: 6,128thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,204thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,348thNicest Citizens: 6,871stMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,953rdMost Secular: 6,983rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,719thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,978thMost Inclusive: 8,291stMost Beautiful Environments: 8,806thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,042ndMost Advanced Public Education: 10,633rdHighest Food Quality: 11,125thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,583rdLongest Average Lifespans: 11,824thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,436thMost Income Equality: 12,765thHealthiest Citizens: 12,859thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,259thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,814thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 14,226thSmartest Citizens: 15,563rdNudest: 19,342ndHighest Poor Incomes: 21,426thMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,729thMost Developed: 22,767thMost Cultured: 23,881stMost Valuable International Artwork: 25,813thLargest Governments: 25,960thMost Politically Free: 26,853rd
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Best Weather: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionTop
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Nudest: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Merethin was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Merethin lodged a message on the MHBs New Earth Regional Message Board.
  • : Merethin lodged a message on the MHBs New Earth Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Merethin, the government has solemnly sworn not to look up other nations' internet browsing history if the favor is returned.
  • : Following new legislation in Merethin, every workday begins with group therapy.
  • : Following new legislation in Merethin, fraternities are notorious for drunken hooliganism.
  • : Following new legislation in Merethin, a firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away.
  • : Following new legislation in Merethin, the axolotl is a protected species.
  • : Merethin lodged a message on the MHBs New Earth Regional Message Board.
  • : Merethin lodged a message on the MHBs New Earth Regional Message Board.

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