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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 72nd Most Influential: 117th Rudest Citizens: 1,420th
The United Kingdom of
Corporate Bordello
Per profectum personale opus
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The United Kingdom of Meritdom is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its public floggings, keen interest in outer space, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 2.59 billion Meritdomians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government prioritizes Industry, with Defense, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Welfare and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Meritdom City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Meritdomian economy, worth 429 trillion Merit Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 165,650 Merit Dollars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,016,700 per year while the poor average 11,812, a ratio of 86.1 to 1.

Citizens can't decide whether to be proud or horrified by the country's colonial history, sharks are enjoying their deliveries of canned food, government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries, and a typical fast food menu item could serve a small army. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Meritdom's national animal is the Arctic Fox, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Rationalism.

Meritdom is ranked 6,590th in the world and 192nd in The North Pacific for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, scoring 19,321.78 on the Charon Conveyancy Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 72ndMost Influential: 117thRudest Citizens: 1,420thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,539thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,770thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,130thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,928thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,094thMost Avoided: 4,264thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,362ndLargest Retail Industry: 4,768thLargest Mining Sector: 5,031stMost Armed: 5,049thFattest Citizens: 5,397thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,715thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,826thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,943rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,580thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,590thMost Efficient Economies: 7,067thMost Pro-Market: 7,257thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 8,427thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,351stLargest Insurance Industry: 11,391stHighest Crime Rates: 11,550thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,028thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,282ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13,549thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,773rdMost Politically Free: 14,233rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,256th
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Most Influential: 30th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 59th in the regionRudest Citizens: 62nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 64th in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 86th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 88th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 114th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 116th in the regionMost Avoided: 132nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 146th in the regionMost Armed: 150th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 162nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 174th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 179th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 192nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 201st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 211th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 212th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 220th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 238th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 267th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 336th in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 392nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 506th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 531st in the regionMost Politically Free: 561st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 644th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 645th in the regionMost Stationary: 647th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 650th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 656th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 670th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 711th in the regionLargest Black Market: 731st in the region

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