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Highest Drug Use: 1,511thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,418thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,419th
The Free Land of
Left-wing Utopia
Do as you do, not as I say.
Influence
Ambassador
Vice-Delegate
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Merhamet

Population178 million

Currencywish
Animalextended olive branch

The Free Land of Merhamet is a very large, genial nation, renowned for its digital currency, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 178 million Merhametians 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, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Social Policy. The average income tax rate is 70.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Merhametian economy, worth 9.37 trillion wishes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Basket Weaving, Information Technology, Cheese Exports, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 52,647 wishes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Films are funded in accordance with the volume of tears shed when reading the screenplay, turning the other cheek is accompanied by a polite letter of complaint, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace, and dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws. Crime is totally unknown. Merhamet's national animal is the extended olive branch, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Merhamet is ranked 192,452nd in the world and 24th in Greater Necanica for Most Pro-Market, scoring -87 on the Rand Index.

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Highest Drug Use: 1,511thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,418thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,419thNudest: 8,834thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 10,343rdNicest Citizens: 10,538thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10,897thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,730thMost Income Equality: 11,882ndMost Politically Free: 14,342ndMost Inclusive: 14,713thMost Extreme: 16,470thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,898thMost Pacifist: 18,853rd
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Merhamet's influence in Greater Necanica rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Following new legislation in Merhamet, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws.
  • : Following new legislation in Merhamet, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace.
  • : Following new legislation in Merhamet, turning the other cheek is accompanied by a polite letter of complaint.
  • : Following new legislation in Merhamet, films are funded in accordance with the volume of tears shed when reading the screenplay.
  • : Following new legislation in Merhamet, roadside walls are being built and mother nature is paying for it.
  • : Following new legislation in Merhamet, cogitators and mass debaters are skiving off work to hang around the National Symposium Park.
  • : Following new legislation in Merhamet, the experimental sculpture "Overtures In Dried Extended Olive Branch Dung" has been declared a national treasure.
  • : Merhamet was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Following new legislation in Merhamet, the government is proud to report that ten percent of all tax revenue goes to funding suspected terrorist organizations.

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