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Rudest Citizens: 2,488thLargest Retail Industry: 2,910thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,361st
The Great Kingdom of
Left-Leaning College State
Sic Parvis Magna
Influence
Dominator
Chairman / WA Delegate
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Merulla

Population8.248 billion

CapitalRoyal District of Poseidonia
LeaderKing Arthur VII
FaithChristianity

CurrencyTrident
Animalhorse

The Great Kingdom of Merulla is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by King Arthur VII with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 8.248 billion Merulleans enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Royal District of Poseidonia. The average income tax rate is 35.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Merullean economy, worth a remarkable 1,645 trillion Tridents a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Retail. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 199,483 Tridents, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months, asking 'does my bum look big in this?' leads to 30 hours of self-esteem classes, small children are frequently chased by rehabilitated pitbulls, and every diamond ring sold is accompanied by a twenty-five page analysis and a waiver. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merulla's national animal is the horse, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

Merulla is ranked 7,740th in the world and 1st in Allied Nations Treaty Organization for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 461.89 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 2,488thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,910thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,361stHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,072ndLargest Publishing Industry: 7,553rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,740thSmartest Citizens: 8,562ndHighest Poor Incomes: 8,950thMost Efficient Economies: 9,026thMost Developed: 9,458thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,914thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,115thHighest Average Incomes: 10,320thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,153rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,513thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,973rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,679thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,272ndMost Cultured: 13,445thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,484thMost Influential: 14,093rdTop
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Highest Food Quality: 15,010thHighest Economic Output: 16,219thHealthiest Citizens: 16,259thMost Devout: 20,363rdMost Patriotic: 20,714thLargest Governments: 23,529thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25,677thMost Subsidized Industry: 27,215thLowest Crime Rates: 28,629th
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Most Patriotic: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Nudest: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Average: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Merulla, every diamond ring sold is accompanied by a twenty-five page analysis and a waiver.
  • : Following new legislation in Merulla, small children are frequently chased by rehabilitated pitbulls.
  • : Following new legislation in Merulla, asking 'does my bum look big in this?' leads to 30 hours of self-esteem classes.
  • : Following new legislation in Merulla, the nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months.
  • : Merulla proposed constructing embassies between Allied Nations Treaty Organization and Coalition of Federalist States.
  • : Following new legislation in Merulla, trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews.
  • : Merulla endorsed The Kingdom of Amoravia.
  • : Merulla was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Merulla agreed to construct embassies between Allied Nations Treaty Organization and Croaso.
  • : Following new legislation in Merulla, pallbearers at military funerals dive for cover when they hear the three-volley salute.

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Endorsements Received: 2 » Pax Brasiliana and Amoravia.

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