by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,155th Most Influential: 4,949th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,076th
The Free Land of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
We are all equal in death.
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Free Land of Mertvie is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its complete lack of prisons, compulsory military service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 795 million Mertvii 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 relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 20.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Mertviean economy, worth 39.6 trillion Coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 49,858 Coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, tax-payers are funding ever more extravagant movie projects, politicians and casino owners who so much as wander into the same room are arrested on the spot, and Leader's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader. Crime is well under control. Mertvie's national animal is the Hound, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Mertvie is ranked 52,741st in the world and 1,685th in The North Pacific for Most Stationary, with 144.84516424348 Days.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,155thTop
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Most Influential: 4,949thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,076thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,268th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 371st in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 888th in the region

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