by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,290th Most Influential: 3,717th Largest Information Technology Sector: 7,838th
The Commonwealth of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
We wanted to be free and we owe this freedom to nobody.
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Commonwealth of Merish Commonwealth is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 568 million 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, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Merish City. The average income tax rate is 39.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Merish Commonwealthian economy, worth 57.8 trillion kroons a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 101,765 kroons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

The newspaper industry is subsidised by the government in order to keep it afloat, the government tries not to listen to the people unless it absolutely has to, parents often ask to see a credit report before lending money to their own children, and ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward. 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 53,384th in the world and 3,138th in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 41.22 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,290thTop
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Most Influential: 3,717thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 7,838thLargest Retail Industry: 9,032ndLargest Publishing Industry: 10,311thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,370thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,579thHealthiest Citizens: 14,610th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 383rd in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 423rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 468th in the regionMost Average: 514th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 546th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 579th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 737th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 741st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 756th in the region

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