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Largest Agricultural Sector: 691stHealthiest Citizens: 1,914thHighest Food Quality: 2,759th
The Nation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Ama, Anaia, Aurrera!
Influence
Dealmaker
CAFA Comptroller
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Mertagne

Population11.216 billion

CapitalDannin
LeaderThe Regent

CurrencyDucat
AnimalGiant Elk

The Nation of Mertagne is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Regent with an even hand, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, free-roaming dinosaurs, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 11.216 billion Mertagnians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Healthcare, and Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dannin. The average income tax rate is 82.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Mertagnian economy, worth a remarkable 2,342 trillion Ducats a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 208,823 Ducats, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Politicians can be seen taking candy from babies, the government has enacted freedom of information, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, and Mertagne isn't what it used to be. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Mertagne's national animal is the Giant Elk, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Mertagne is ranked 302,801st in the world and 71st in Anaia for Fattest Citizens, with 2.74 Obesity Rate.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 691stHealthiest Citizens: 1,914thHighest Food Quality: 2,759thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,798thTop
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Most Inclusive: 3,125thMost Developed: 3,703rdMost Cultured: 3,705thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,798thNicest Citizens: 3,882ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,159thSmartest Citizens: 4,396thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,669thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,850thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,881stLargest Publishing Industry: 6,191stLargest Governments: 6,596thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,936thHighest Average Incomes: 7,225thLowest Crime Rates: 7,731stMost Influential: 7,986thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,277thHighest Economic Output: 8,465thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,497thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,101stHighest Poor Incomes: 9,233rdMost Advanced Public Education: 10,929thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,758thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,954thSafest: 12,417thBest Weather: 13,129thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,168thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,562ndMost Secular: 13,593rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,164thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 17,954thMost Efficient Economies: 18,101stMost Pacifist: 18,433rdMost Patriotic: 19,641stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 24,321stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 29,570thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 30,433rd
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Mertagne, Mertagne isn't what it used to be.
  • : Mertagne was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Mertagne, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Mertagne, the government has enacted freedom of information.
  • : Following new legislation in Mertagne, politicians can be seen taking candy from babies.
  • : Following new legislation in Mertagne, the standardised national curriculum requires that all-male classes be taught why they have periods.
  • : Following new legislation in Mertagne, reporters sent to cover suspected UFO visits come back with stories about quilting bees.
  • : Following new legislation in Mertagne, wounded veterans can only get prosthetics if they agree to become walking billboards for the arms industry.
  • : Mertagne was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Mertagne, most academic research has ground to a halt.

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