Most Efficient Economies: 143rd Most Developed: 710th Highest Poor Incomes: 889th
The Democratic Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
The bond of friendship is unbreakable...
President Artanis Sylvari
Regional Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Democratic Republic of Merodin is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President Artanis Sylvari with an even hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.426 billion Merodinians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Defense, Industry, and Social Policy are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ellesmera. The average income tax rate is 97.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Merodinian economy, worth a remarkable 2,050 trillion Silver Dollars a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 196,713 Silver Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is ignoring the latest terrorist atrocities in Ellesmera for fear of causing a fuss, soylent products are an expensive commodity due to a lack of volunteers, government buildings are being cleansed for anything that might have racist connotations, and census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merodin's national animal is the Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Merodin is ranked 10,647th in the world and 185th in Osiris for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 8,093.58 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most Efficient Economies: 143rdMost Developed: 710thHighest Poor Incomes: 889thMost Cultured: 1,431stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,499thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,553rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,579thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 1,657thSmartest Citizens: 1,782ndHealthiest Citizens: 2,012thNicest Citizens: 2,031stMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,175thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,177thLargest Governments: 2,298thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,328thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,447thLowest Crime Rates: 3,124thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,135thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,243rdBest Weather: 3,492ndHighest Economic Output: 3,915thSafest: 3,966thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,426thHighest Average Incomes: 4,481stLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,630thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,749thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,162ndMost Pacifist: 5,604thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,853rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,546thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,914thTop
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Most Income Equality: 9,678thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,190thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,647thLargest Populations: 11,665thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,928thMost Inclusive: 12,628thMost Secular: 13,609thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,816th
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Most Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 20th in the regionMost Cultured: 32nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 33rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 36th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 44th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 47th in the regionNicest Citizens: 49th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 51st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 56th in the regionLargest Governments: 60th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 67th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 68th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 70th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 72nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 80th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 94th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 111th in the regionSafest: 131st in the regionBest Weather: 131st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 140th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 140th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 144th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 156th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 173rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 185th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 185th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 186th in the regionMost Pacifist: 203rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 219th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 235th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 264th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 314th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 318th in the regionLargest Populations: 325th in the regionMost Inclusive: 336th in the regionMost Secular: 383rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 391st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Merodin was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry and Most Popular Tourist Destinations and the Top 5% for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Merodin's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Merodin's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Merodin's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Merodin's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Merodin altered its national flag.
  • : Merodin was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Merodin ceased to exist in Lazarus.
  • : Merodin's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Merodin was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Smartest Citizens, Largest Publishing Industry, and Most Advanced Public Education, the Top 5% for Most Advanced Public Transport, and the Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.

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