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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Mertvie was endorsed by The Confederacy of Republic of Dixie.
- : Mertvie was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of Midds Conia.
- : Mertvie was endorsed by The Kingdom of New-El.
- : Mertvie was endorsed by The Republic of Horsley Land.
- : Mertvie was endorsed by The Heerlijk Opperheerschappij of Victoriaans Nederlands.
- : Mertvie was endorsed by The Principality of Morrn.
- : Mertvie was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Lionia.
- : Mertvie was endorsed by The Kingdom of Felhaven.
- : Mertvie was endorsed by The Cultured Kingdom of Ainsworth.
- : Mertvie was endorsed by The Stellar Military Republc of Deropia.
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