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Most Efficient Economies: 226thMost Rebellious Youth: 227thLargest Information Technology Sector: 266th
The Technically Free ♻ Land of
Capitalist Paradise
Absolutely Fabulous
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population17.651 billion

LeaderThe Leader
FaithThe Truth


The Technically Free ♻ Land of Meropis is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, daily referendums, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 17.651 billion Meropisians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Industry, with Education 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 7.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Meropisian economy, worth a remarkable 5,283 trillion Pompas a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Gambling, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 299,327 Pompas, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,108,396 per year while the poor average 56,920, a ratio of 19.5 to 1.

Radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion, in musicals everybody's a little bit racist, emergency services don't respond to trailer park fires, and The Leader's webseries about the alleged hauntings of Anostos generates millions of views. 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 4,103rd in the world and 22nd in Europe for Largest Black Market, with 565 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Efficient Economies: 226thMost Rebellious Youth: 227thLargest Information Technology Sector: 266thMost Subsidized Industry: 273rdRudest Citizens: 425thMost Scientifically Advanced: 550thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 705thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 713thHighest Crime Rates: 762ndMost Beautiful Environments: 772ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 801stLargest Gambling Industry: 967thMost Armed: 1,081stMost Cultured: 1,141stMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,160thSmartest Citizens: 1,190thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,651stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,657thMost Secular: 1,721stHighest Economic Output: 1,848thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,036thHighest Average Incomes: 2,094thMost Developed: 2,199thMost Influential: 2,377thTop
Best Weather: 2,666thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,813thMost Inclusive: 2,974thLargest Black Market: 4,103rdHealthiest Citizens: 4,782ndLongest Average Lifespans: 4,922ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,080thLargest Governments: 5,368thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,583rdLargest Retail Industry: 8,312thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8,464thLargest Populations: 10,277thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,285thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,625thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,288thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,322nd
Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 16th in the regionLargest Black Market: 22nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 23rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 23rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 25th in the regionMost Cultured: 27th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 32nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 33rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 33rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 34th in the regionMost Secular: 37th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 38th in the regionMost Developed: 40th in the regionLargest Populations: 42nd in the regionBest Weather: 48th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 52nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 55th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 57th in the regionTop
Most Pro-Market: 67th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 68th in the regionLargest Governments: 74th in the regionNudest: 77th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 79th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 86th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 86th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 91st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 95th in the region

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