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The Poppin' Potato of
Left-wing Utopia
Picking the hippie option on issues is the best choice
Influence
Hermit
Region
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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MERIZoC

Population14.364 billion

CapitalBant Haal
LeaderThe Khan Council
FaithTengrism

CurrencyCodum
Animalwhale

The Poppin' Potato of MERIZoC is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The Khan Council with a fair hand, and remarkable for its lack of airports, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 14.364 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 97.4%.

The large but underdeveloped Merrish economy, worth 840 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 58,495 Codums, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Comic books avoid plot inconsistencies by removing the plot, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume, it is illegal to have the wrong clock time showing on your microwave oven, and tourists visiting the nation are harangued for being capitalist pig-dogs. 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 3,154th in the world and 1st in Tofulinearity for Least Corrupt Governments, with 95.65 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Beautiful Environments: 2,605thBest Weather: 2,624thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,729thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,154thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,174thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,230thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,462ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,558thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,975thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,080thMost Pacifist: 4,348thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,458thMost Cultured: 4,612thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,919thMost Stationary: 5,068thNicest Citizens: 5,505thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,599thLargest Governments: 5,623rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,306thHealthiest Citizens: 6,584thNudest: 9,016thSmartest Citizens: 9,412thSafest: 9,527thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,768thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,295thTop
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Most Influential: 11,991stMost Politically Free: 12,176thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,420thMost Inclusive: 13,573rdLargest Populations: 14,624thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,758thHighest Economic Output: 20,098th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : MERIZoC was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : MERIZoC was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : MERIZoC was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : MERIZoC was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : MERIZoC was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential and the Top 10% for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : MERIZoC was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education and Longest Average Lifespans and the Top 10% for Highest Economic Output.
  • : MERIZoC was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : MERIZoC resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : MERIZoC voted for The Rose Commune of Caelapes in the General Election.
  • : MERIZoC voted for The Shadow Cult of Jocospor in Round 3 of the election.

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