by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 415thMost Influential: 1,514thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,434th
The Federation of
Democratic Socialists
Former Cartographer of Valsora, RMB RP'er.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population7.568 billion

LeaderPresident Anthony McGowan
FaithNo Official Religion


The Federation of Merlovich is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Anthony McGowan with an even hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, anti-smoking policies, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 7.568 billion Merlovichans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hirane. The average income tax rate is 87.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Merlovichian economy, worth a remarkable 1,162 trillion Dollars a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 153,623 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

School kids who pretend to drive imaginary cars get a social worker and a police observer assigned to them, theories abound over why conspiracy theorists are being arrested, a little pushing and pulling is needed for big ships to pass, and the latest drugs are only legally available to private patients. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merlovich's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is No Official Religion.

Merlovich is ranked 25,400th in the world and 1,282nd in The East Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 74.81 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 415thMost Influential: 1,514thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,434thMost Armed: 4,725thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,465thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,497thLowest Crime Rates: 8,382ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,270thMost Developed: 9,283rdLargest Governments: 9,410thMost Efficient Economies: 9,555thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,863rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,393rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,472ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,847thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,959thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,031stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,519thSmartest Citizens: 12,066thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,808thHealthiest Citizens: 13,635thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 14,346thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,914thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,479thHighest Economic Output: 17,803rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,854thMost Cultured: 18,867thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,152ndMost Beautiful Environments: 20,952ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,767thHighest Food Quality: 24,069thMost Income Equality: 25,400th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 57th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 94th in the regionMost Armed: 94th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 145th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 180th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 225th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 228th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 229th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 247th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 251st in the regionLargest Governments: 270th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 283rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 285th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 303rd in the regionMost Developed: 303rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 315th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 325th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 340th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 341st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 354th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 355th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 355th in the regionRudest Citizens: 408th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 426th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 432nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 469th in the regionMost Stationary: 474th in the regionMost Cultured: 526th in the regionLargest Populations: 544th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 567th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 568th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 614th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 657th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 784th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 894th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 943rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 975th in the regionSafest: 1,103rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 1,217th in the region

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