The Principality of Merkez is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate population of 2.054 billion Merkezians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Merkez. The average income tax rate is 86.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The strong Merkezian economy, worth 124 trillion Gold Coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is 60,491 Gold Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed, the endangered saltwater humpback Panda is only seen in captivity programs, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence, and funeral directors are frequently looking at their watches during funerals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merkez's national animal is the Panda, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Merkez was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
- : Merkez was endorsed by The Free Land of Eagle Crest.
- : Following new legislation in Merkez, funeral directors are frequently looking at their watches during funerals.
- : Merkez was endorsed by The Dictatorship of Spiruvania.
- : Merkez was endorsed by The Future Delegoose Monarchy of Technocratic Tagalog.
- : Merkez was endorsed by The Empire of The Zand Dynasty.
- : Merkez was endorsed by The Benevolent Loving Theocracy of Acronis.
- : Merkez was endorsed by The Democratic States of The Kulaata Islands.
- : Merkez was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
- : Following new legislation in Merkez, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence.
Endorsements Received: 39 » H-Zhena, Asendavia, The Three States of Fortuna, ReeK, Ridann, Evrigenis, Mays Austrian Nation, Republic of Berzerkistan, Lingu, BuciLand, Santa Dystopia, La xinga, Oofery, Sunsistan, Coruh, Modra, Greater New Cassandra, Lanwa, Debluu, Nevertopia, Tassirion, Rainbow Vests, Layngderfleethe, Arunika, Lorrana, Roissyland, BearStackof2015, Eastern Alksearia, Zukchiva, Axdel, VW53Aland, Dravida India, Brotherland, Nevretha, The Kulaata Islands, Acronis, Technocratic Tagalog, Spiruvania, and Eagle Crest.