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Most Beautiful Environments: 2,344th Best Weather: 2,477th Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,757th
The Poppin' Potato of
Left-wing Utopia
Picking the hippie option on issues is the best choice
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Population10.018 billion

CapitalBant Haal
LeaderThe Khan Council


The Poppin' Potato of MERIZoC is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Khan Council with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, rampant corporate plagiarism, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.018 billion Merrans 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bant Haal. The average income tax rate is 97.3%.

The large but underdeveloped Merrish economy, worth 596 trillion Codums a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 59,513 Codums, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

The country is rumored to be a Brancalandian puppet state, government policies change at the drop of a rabbit, citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections, and prolonged government investigations are a common revenge tactic among spurned spouses. Crime is totally unknown. MERIZoC's national animal is the whale, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Tengrism.

MERIZoC is ranked 156,684th in the world and 1st in Tofulinearity for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -16.4 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Beautiful Environments: 2,344thBest Weather: 2,477thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,757thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,272ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,363rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,539thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,663rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,840thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,977thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,072ndMost Politically Free: 4,603rdMost Cultured: 4,692ndMost Pacifist: 4,839thNicest Citizens: 5,017thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,162ndLargest Welfare Programs: 5,309thLargest Governments: 5,405thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,594thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6,423rdHealthiest Citizens: 6,501stMost Stationary: 6,606thNudest: 6,659thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,141stTop
Smartest Citizens: 8,929thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,477thSafest: 9,777thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,582ndMost Influential: 12,023rdMost Inclusive: 13,480th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : MERIZoC altered its national flag.
  • : MERIZoC altered its national flag.
  • : MERIZoC published "Militant groups past and present" (Factbook: Miscellaneous).
  • : MERIZoC published "parties" (Factbook: Miscellaneous).
  • : MERIZoC altered its national flag.
  • : MERIZoC was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : MERIZoC resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : MERIZoC created a custom banner.
  • : MERIZoC was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : MERIZoC was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.


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