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Most Rebellious Youth: 11,725thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,914thMost Pacifist: 18,467th
The Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Merien

Population871 million

CapitalBayport

CurrencyDollar
AnimalChicken

The Kingdom of Merien is a huge, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, prohibition of alcohol, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, devout population of 871 million Merienians 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Public Transport. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bayport. The average income tax rate is 28.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Merienian economy, worth 55.8 trillion Dollars a year, is led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 64,105 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Fistfighting vigilantes tend to suffer a lot of gunshot wounds, guide dogs for the blind have been seen using government websites, Leader's Twitcher account is typically used to share Chicken memes rather than government policy, and restaurant owners fear visits from government officials more than the actual food critics. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, probably because of the absence of a police force. Merien's national animal is the Chicken, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Merien is ranked 108,587th in the world and 9th in Warzone Airspace for Most Developed, scoring 58.28 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,914thMost Pacifist: 18,467thLargest Retail Industry: 20,405thMost Compassionate Citizens: 23,529thNicest Citizens: 24,066th
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 2nd in the region

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