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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 839thMost Influential: 1,193rdMost Armed: 3,652nd
The Militariat Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Forward, together as one.
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Merlovich

Population3.887 billion

CapitalMelbourne
LeaderAli MacKillop
FaithNo Official Religion

CurrencyMerlovichan Dollar
AnimalKangaroo

The Militariat Republic of Merlovich is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Ali MacKillop with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 3.887 billion Merlovichans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Industry, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Melbourne. The average income tax rate is 78.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Merlovichian economy, worth 596 trillion Merlovichan 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 153,583 Merlovichan Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

One tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber, posters on 'Merlovichian Values' advise against being proud of Merlovich, economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year, and high school bands practice by moonlight. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merlovich's national animal is the Kangaroo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is No Official Religion.

Merlovich is ranked 6,310th in the world and 176th in The East Pacific for Rudest Citizens, with 127.93 Insults Per Minute.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 839thMost Influential: 1,193rdTop
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Most Armed: 3,652ndRudest Citizens: 6,310thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,550thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,205thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,991stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,691stMost Efficient Economies: 8,923rdLowest Crime Rates: 9,638thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,692ndMost Developed: 10,122ndLargest Governments: 10,733rdTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 11,168thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,658thHighest Average Incomes: 12,762ndSmartest Citizens: 13,303rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,300thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,334thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,786thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,958thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,472ndMost Advanced Public Education: 18,575thMost Cultured: 18,575thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,919thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,438thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,164thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 21,185thLargest Retail Industry: 21,926th
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Most Influential: 41st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 44th in the regionMost Armed: 87th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 156th in the regionRudest Citizens: 176th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 205th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 217th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 231st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 243rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 256th in the regionLargest Governments: 267th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 282nd in the regionMost Developed: 300th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 307th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 328th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 333rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 349th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 352nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 389th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 434th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 438th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 461st in the regionMost Cultured: 493rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 510th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 574th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 578th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 644th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 683rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 696th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 709th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 710th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 741st in the regionLargest Populations: 753rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Merlovich voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Syria".
  • : Merlovich lodged a message on the Word Festival Regional Message Board.
  • : Merlovich lodged a message on the Word Festival Regional Message Board.
  • : Merlovich voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commercial Arbitration Recognition".
  • : Merlovich voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Red Fleet".
  • : Merlovich lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Merlovich altered its national flag.
  • : Merlovich voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Supporting and Valuing the Humanities"".
  • : Merlovich was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector and Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Merlovich lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 207 » Talitoa, Wiranath, Plazland, Marrabuk, Lanagon, Lyontisia, La xinga, Kaigi, H-Zhena, Brotherland, Todd McCloud, A Slanted Black Stripe, Am Echad, Headpat Central, East Malaysia, Kangarawa, Trimmania, Matdor, VW53Aland, Goodnamesarerare, Kampf Empire, BearStackof2015, Rhealaliit, The Militarius Imperium, FreedomIand, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Evrigenis, Socialist Holy American Empire, Ridann, Imperial Akatsuki, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Kyrtizhan, Urimel, Rainbow Vests, Citergue, Drunken Seal Islands, Broengtopia, ReeK, Republic of Berzerkistan, Warren democracy, The New Wisconsin Empire, Grossvietnam, Elejamie, Osterreich und Ungarn, Federal Republic of Hetacia, Malayku, Rage Mage, Peatiktist, Moewland, Nation States of Joedism, and 157 others.Nigon, Morrowine, New Bradenia Ghost, Federated States of Zootron, Monezambique, Interdimensional Waifus, Adioration, Dark Edgyness, Mahatakutana, Kelsyth, Icelandic Imperium, Chria Deau, Enlil, Impia Aghte, Cameronia Excellentia, Bai Lung, Dragonia, Biggstonia, God in the world, Firenation91, Freedomindia, Kilkire, Endertopias, Aeljae, CopyCato, Jyzeria, North Insomnia, Cymru Broadcasters, Harro Waarudho, Adavan, Liberstankonia, Hokolokia, Dracacre, Monteconstance, Khvetsch, New Leganes, Dirty Americans, Bakaworld, Propwash, Ayaupia, Iodinia, New Terabithia, Lantros, Martonica, Airrajul, Galve, Nifalembria Zamingstan, Axdel, Kagorg Bra Corna, Kucia, Narinoland, Zukchiva, Adolanta, Arkalarius, Janoobi Jazair, Pekweng, Blobbo, Abtracnt, 3 14159265358979323846264, Bullpups, Edmontia, Lorynia, Pakitsk, Akorial, Calbee, Tshana, Bharatewa, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, Chubaka, Joundia, Tuvaltastan, Dragons Blood, Kriov, Oglandia, Bytes, Libertanny, Tretrid, The United Neo American Union, A mean old man, Lingu, Schrebia, Rohanland, Ripsylvania, Distro-Spartica, Wanabe, Azureano, Greater New Cassandra, BuciLand, The Three States of Fortuna, Staynes, The Eternal Land of Jong, Khadah, Yharkal Bhanek, Servants of Gizmo, Bynzich, Pasedonia, Turbo Bolt, Quinto Piano, Euricanis, The Death Syndicate, Soirwren, Santa Dystopia, Arcady-Asclepia, Survivoristan, The Holy Utopian Republic, Neue Leipzig, Mays Austrian Nation, Polenishia, Shavara, British Calradia, New Maiya, BTProductions, Gyp Land, Eastern Hyront Scassen, Condo of Grick, Technocratic Tagalog, Stellar Colonies, Sokala, Eastern Alksearia, Roliganistan, Ephem, Azakhuland, Serfvarden, Modra, Cacnesia, Dratava, Oofery, Yelkinam, Serkin, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Horn of Havenkaap, Layngderfleethe, Free Nal Graakuo, ParaSymmetry, Platypus Islands, Debluu, Pyrchnia, Lumpiadinavia, CheeseBurrito, Wynberg, Impire of Driesmania, Forktoon, Harmonic Yeetlandia, Carolina Bay, Nyanhai, Artonin, West Akhzaristan, United States of I Hate Australia, ArenaC, Grey Haven of Tauraucania, Monix, Castle Federation, Amihan, Alttaea, Djomb, Amabilis, and Strelizia.

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