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Nicest Citizens: 3,317thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,358thMost Inclusive: 3,403rd
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
From Many, One
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population5.206 billion

CapitalChristine City
LeaderKing Michael II
FaithBelecthorian Societal Orthodoxy

CurrencyBelecthorian Imperial Silver Dollar

The Empire of Meretica is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Michael II with an even hand, and remarkable for its aversion to nipples, zero percent divorce rate, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 5.206 billion Mereticans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Christine City. The average income tax rate is 95.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Meretican economy, worth 944 trillion Belecthorian Imperial Silver Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 181,502 Belecthorian Imperial Silver Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

The government is in utter turmoil following the recent abolishment of the tax code, twins are held culpable for the actions of their siblings, citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked, and the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Meretica's national animal is the eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Belecthorian Societal Orthodoxy.

Meretica is ranked 5,136th in the world and 120th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 17,230.29 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Nicest Citizens: 3,317thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,358thMost Inclusive: 3,403rdLowest Crime Rates: 3,514thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,793rdLongest Average Lifespans: 3,805thHealthiest Citizens: 3,868thHighest Food Quality: 3,880thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,067thMost Pacifist: 4,180thLargest Governments: 4,550thMost Efficient Economies: 5,064thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,115thMost Developed: 5,116thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,136thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,779thMost Cultured: 5,884thSafest: 6,177thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,435thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,717thSmartest Citizens: 6,741stMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,844thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,160thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,742ndBest Weather: 7,822ndMost Advanced Public Education: 8,544thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,688thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,845thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,964thMost Patriotic: 9,123rdHighest Poor Incomes: 9,141stHighest Average Incomes: 9,577thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,836thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,706thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,615thTop
Most Devout: 15,211thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,022ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18,358thMost Corrupt Governments: 22,290thHighest Economic Output: 23,036thMost Average: 25,633rd
Nicest Citizens: 95th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 96th in the regionMost Inclusive: 99th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 106th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 107th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 107th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 107th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 110th in the regionMost Pacifist: 110th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 112th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 120th in the regionMost Developed: 138th in the regionLargest Governments: 140th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 143rd in the regionSafest: 146th in the regionMost Cultured: 155th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 159th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 159th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 174th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 176th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 180th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 184th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 185th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 189th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 193rd in the regionBest Weather: 198th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 217th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 219th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 230th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 231st in the regionMost Patriotic: 236th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 238th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 262nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 275th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 275th in the regionMost Devout: 305th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 389th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 487th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 550th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 569th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 661st in the regionMost Average: 673rd in the region

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