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Most Efficient Economies: 154thRudest Citizens: 171stMost Rebellious Youth: 212th
The Technically Free ♻ Land of
Corporate Bordello
Absolutely Fabulous
Influence
Page
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Meropis

Population18.296 billion

CapitalAnostos
LeaderThe Leader
FaithThe Truth

CurrencyPompa
AnimalZombie

The Technically Free ♻ Land of Meropis is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 18.296 billion Meropisians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Industry, although Education, Defense, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Anostos. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Meropisian economy, worth a remarkable 5,960 trillion Pompas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Gambling. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 325,772 Pompas, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,708,009 per year while the poor average 33,279, a ratio of 51.3 to 1.

The government supplies ragtag bands of resistance fighters in exchange for vague promises of future payment, military training in Meropis emphasizes the tactical advantages of stabbing backs, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation, and the Navy has outraged the international community by sinking a boatload of refugees to prevent them reaching the shore. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. 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 165,002nd in the world and 802nd in Europe for Most Conservative, scoring 39.23 on the Bush-Santorum Dawning Terror Index.

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Most Efficient Economies: 154thRudest Citizens: 171stMost Rebellious Youth: 212thMost Subsidized Industry: 236thLargest Information Technology Sector: 362ndMost Armed: 374thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 473rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 482ndHighest Crime Rates: 514thHighest Disposable Incomes: 603rdMost Secular: 629thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 633rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 745thLargest Gambling Industry: 929thMost Valuable International Artwork: 939thMost Beautiful Environments: 958thMost Cultured: 965thSmartest Citizens: 1,077thHighest Food Quality: 1,346thMost Influential: 1,369thHighest Economic Output: 1,553rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,644thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,986thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,639thMost Developed: 2,658thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,042ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,451stMost Corrupt Governments: 3,513thMost Inclusive: 3,605thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,668thLargest Governments: 4,122ndLargest Black Market: 6,176thLargest Retail Industry: 6,227thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,641stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,130thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,372ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,211thLargest Populations: 10,182ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,404thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,440thTop
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Best Weather: 12,252ndMost Advanced Public Education: 12,837thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,998thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,224thHealthiest Citizens: 14,470thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,287thMost Pro-Market: 21,398th
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 16th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 17th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 18th in the regionMost Secular: 19th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 25th in the regionMost Cultured: 25th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 26th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 27th in the regionLargest Black Market: 31st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 33rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 35th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 38th in the regionLargest Populations: 41st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 46th in the regionMost Developed: 51st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 58th in the regionLargest Governments: 60th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 67th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 69th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 71st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 71st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 74th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 77th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 107th in the regionNudest: 114th in the region

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