by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,626th Most Influential: 8,237th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,307th
The Free Land of
Democratic Socialists
We are all equal in death.
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Free Land of Mertvie is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its compulsory military service, frequent executions, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 418 million Mertvii are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 16.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Mertviean economy, worth 17.7 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 42,272 Coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Mertvie recently decided against having a capital city, chickens roam the streets freely, business owners return from long vacations to find their factories have been turned into homeless shelters, and ad-blocking has been nationalised. Crime is almost non-existent. Mertvie's national animal is the Hound, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Mertvie is ranked 121,203rd in the world and 5,876th in The North Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -6.32 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,626thTop
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Most Influential: 8,237thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,307thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,328th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 482nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Mertvie was endorsed by The Republic of Zedeya.
  • : Mertvie was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Mertvie, ad-blocking has been nationalised.
  • : Mertvie was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Mertvie, business owners return from long vacations to find their factories have been turned into homeless shelters.
  • : Following new legislation in Mertvie, chickens roam the streets freely.
  • : Following new legislation in Mertvie, Mertvie recently decided against having a capital city.
  • : Following new legislation in Mertvie, schools offer a range of lessons in subjects as diverse as The Economics of Bullying for Lunch Money.
  • : Mertvie was endorsed by The Empire of Altmoras Prime.
  • : Mertvie was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Sheppey.

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