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Rudest Citizens: 50thMost Efficient Economies: 68thMost Subsidized Industry: 147th
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Population20.312 billion

CapitalThe Big Place
LeaderThe Leader
FaithThe Truth

AnimalBombus terrestris

The 🅕🅡🅔🅔 🄻🄰🄽🄳 of Meropis is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, infamous sell-swords, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 20.312 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, although Education and Defense are also considered important, while Spirituality and Law & Order receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Big Place. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Meropisian economy, worth a remarkable 7,893 trillion Pompas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 388,614 Pompas, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,214,504 per year while the poor average 33,125, a ratio of 66.9 to 1.

Belief that The Leader is a lizard-person from outer space has reached an all-time high, illegal immigration remains a hot topic, sushi is sold on the black market, and rumor has it that The Leader has won three lotteries in a row. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Meropis's national animal is the Bombus terrestris, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Truth.

Meropis is ranked 2,893rd in the world and 52nd in Europe for Most Beautiful Environments, with 2,931.4 pounds of wildlife per square mile.

Rudest Citizens: 50thMost Efficient Economies: 68thMost Subsidized Industry: 147thMost Rebellious Youth: 168thMost Influential: 198thHighest Crime Rates: 217thMost Armed: 301stHighest Disposable Incomes: 334thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 374thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 414thMost Scientifically Advanced: 415thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 429thLargest Information Technology Sector: 572ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 610thMost Secular: 662ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 665thLargest Gambling Industry: 729thMost Cultured: 764thSmartest Citizens: 840thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,038thHighest Economic Output: 1,041stHighest Average Incomes: 1,046thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,374thHighest Food Quality: 1,524thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,633rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,677thLargest Retail Industry: 1,972ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,244thLargest Governments: 2,544thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 2,893rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,044thMost Inclusive: 4,032ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,045thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,451stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,060thMost Developed: 5,930thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,932ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,442ndLargest Populations: 9,664thMost Patriotic: 9,871stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,220thLargest Black Market: 13,239thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,277thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 15,015thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,640thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,968thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 24,834thMost Pro-Market: 25,033rdHighest Drug Use: 25,891st
Highest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 11th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 19th in the regionMost Secular: 21st in the regionMost Cultured: 21st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 22nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 25th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 26th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 30th in the regionLargest Populations: 36th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 36th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 39th in the regionLargest Governments: 41st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 47th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 52nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 59th in the regionTop
Nudest: 66th in the regionMost Influential: 71st in the regionLargest Black Market: 72nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 78th in the regionMost Inclusive: 85th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 87th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 104th in the regionMost Patriotic: 105th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 112th in the regionMost Developed: 126th in the region

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