by Max Barry

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Largest Welfare Programs: 5,390th Most Pacifist: 12,407th Best Weather: 13,526th
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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Population933 million


CurrencyChocolate Monkeys
AnimalAlbino Bat

The Democratic Republic of Merftastic is a huge, safe nation, notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 933 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. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Smorfmorf. The average income tax rate is 73.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Merftastician economy, worth 47.6 trillion Chocolate Monkeys a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Pizza Delivery, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 51,045 Chocolate Monkeys, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Commemoration of the Great The Confederation of The Rhine War costs almost as much as the war itself, the controversial show 'Who Wants to be an Immigrant?' has become wildly popular, administrative districts are increasingly defined by their taste in housing architecture, and when electric cars arrived nobody heard them coming. 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 19,889th in the world and 1st in The Confederation of The Rhine for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 6,685.11 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Largest Welfare Programs: 5,390thTop
Most Pacifist: 12,407thBest Weather: 13,526thMost Average: 16,812th

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