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Rudest Citizens: 91stMost Efficient Economies: 115thMost Rebellious Youth: 198th
The Technically Free ♻ Land of
Anarchy
Absolutely Fabulous
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Meropis

Population19.062 billion

CapitalAnostos
LeaderThe Leader
FaithThe Truth

CurrencyPompa
AnimalZombie

The Technically Free ♻ Land of Meropis is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, ubiquitous missile silos, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 19.062 billion Meropisians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Industry, with Education, Defense, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Anostos. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Meropisian economy, worth a remarkable 6,631 trillion Pompas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 347,892 Pompas, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,034,439 per year while the poor average 27,923, a ratio of 72.9 to 1.

The television adaptation of Jennifer Government is the most popular program in the nation, creative compliance measures ensure that high-ranking officials live in luxury while the country's coffers collect cobwebs, the government raises tariffs on a weekly basis, and bank robbers always set aside 50% of the loot to pay off the judge. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Meropis's national animal is the Zombie, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Truth.

Meropis is ranked 1,374th in the world and 24th in Europe for Most Beautiful Environments, with 3,905.76 pounds of wildlife per square mile.

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Rudest Citizens: 91stMost Efficient Economies: 115thMost Rebellious Youth: 198thMost Subsidized Industry: 238thHighest Crime Rates: 381stMost Scientifically Advanced: 405thMost Armed: 422ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 479thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 481stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 484thLargest Information Technology Sector: 491stHighest Disposable Incomes: 495thMost Influential: 525thMost Secular: 681stMost Cultured: 815thLargest Gambling Industry: 908thSmartest Citizens: 1,008thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,089thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,310thHighest Food Quality: 1,321stHighest Economic Output: 1,326thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,374thHighest Average Incomes: 1,379thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,905thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,203rdTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,815thMost Developed: 2,818thLargest Governments: 3,346thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,779thMost Inclusive: 3,789thLargest Retail Industry: 3,936thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,395thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,884thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,250thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,443rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,244thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,602ndLargest Publishing Industry: 7,261stLargest Populations: 9,965thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,250thLargest Black Market: 12,360thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 12,695thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,092ndMost Advanced Public Education: 13,699thMost Patriotic: 15,516thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,657thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,802ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,302ndMost Pro-Market: 20,415thHealthiest Citizens: 24,067th
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Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 16th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 17th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 18th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Secular: 20th in the regionMost Cultured: 21st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 24th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 25th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 28th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 30th in the regionLargest Populations: 39th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 41st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 44th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 53rd in the regionLargest Governments: 54th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 56th in the regionMost Developed: 56th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 57th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 60th in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 68th in the regionLargest Black Market: 68th in the regionMost Inclusive: 74th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 106th in the regionMost Influential: 107th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 121st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 134th in the region

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