by Max Barry

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Largest Welfare Programs: 5,872nd Most Pacifist: 12,050th Best Weather: 13,061st
The Democratic Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
When it be, it is or is not. That is our decision.
Representative from Westphalia
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population440 million

CurrencyChocolate Monkeys
AnimalAlbino Bat

The Democratic Republic of Merftastic is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate population of 440 million Merftasticians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 71.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Merftastician economy, worth 21.8 trillion Chocolate Monkeys a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Pizza Delivery. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 49,597 Chocolate Monkeys, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy, homeless people can be found sleeping on streets in front of unoccupied second homes, the government frequently panders to parents with boutique tax credits, and the nation's politicians are acknowledged as the most polite in the region to the dismay of comedians everywhere. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded 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 103,564th in the world and 5th in The Confederation of The Rhine for Largest Populations, with 440 million Capita.

Largest Welfare Programs: 5,872ndTop
Most Pacifist: 12,050thBest Weather: 13,061stMost Average: 14,875th

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