by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,568th Most Influential: 6,212th Largest Information Technology Sector: 8,555th
The Commonwealth of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
We wanted to be free and we owe this freedom to nobody.
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Merish Commonwealth

Population1.464 billion

CapitalNew Merish City
LeaderGreat Pug


The Commonwealth of Merish Commonwealth is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Great Pug with an even hand, and remarkable for its strictly enforced bedtime, parental licensing program, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed population of 1.464 billion Merish Commonwealthians 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, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Merish City. The average income tax rate is 62.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Merish Commonwealthian economy, worth 153 trillion kroons a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 105,012 kroons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program, government officials are held to the highest standard of morality, and sex education has become an intricate maze of stick figures and complex metaphors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merish Commonwealth's national animal is the Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Merish Commonwealth is ranked 24,141st in the world and 1,121st in The North Pacific for Most Extensive Public Healthcare, scoring 3,692.12 on the Theresa-Nightingale Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,568thMost Influential: 6,212thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,555thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 10,105thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,596thMost Secular: 11,193rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,775thHealthiest Citizens: 13,099thLowest Crime Rates: 14,591stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,720thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,152ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,471stMost Advanced Public Education: 17,855thMost Cultured: 18,045th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 402nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 453rd in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 525th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 531st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 532nd in the regionMost Secular: 570th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 590th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 666th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 687th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 696th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 824th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 863rd in the regionMost Average: 872nd in the regionMost Cultured: 892nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 987th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1,000th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1,004th in the region

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