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Most Pacifist: 13,178th Safest: 15,492nd Most Politically Free: 15,592nd
The Democratic Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
When it be, it is or is not. That is our decision.
Influence
Eminence Grise
Representative from Westphalia
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
Superb

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Merftastic

Population32 million

CurrencyChocolate Monkeys
AnimalAlbino Bat

The Democratic Republic of Merftastic is a small, genial nation, notable for its frequent executions, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 32 million Merftasticians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 36.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The fair Merftastician economy, worth 882 billion Chocolate Monkeys a year, is quite specialized and led by the Pizza Delivery industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 27,562 Chocolate Monkeys, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pet owners must make a payment if their charges leave a deposit, re-education centers are being added to most prisons, all writing must pass a censorship board before being allowed on the shelves, and anti-vaxxers are right about the government injecting diseases into people. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merftastic's national animal is the Albino Bat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Merftastic is ranked 122,707th in the world and 7th in The Confederation of The Rhine for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 615.93 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Most Pacifist: 13,178thSafest: 15,492ndMost Politically Free: 15,592nd
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Most Pacifist: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the region

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