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Rudest Citizens: 2,527thLargest Retail Industry: 2,873rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,986th
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

Population8.09 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 remarkable for its museums and concert halls, sprawling nuclear power plants, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 8.09 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 33.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Merullean economy, worth a remarkable 1,607 trillion Tridents a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Tourism. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 198,741 Tridents, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Weather forecasts are accurate but nobody has the bandwidth to view them, only the richest get to see out of their windows, Widow Twankey complains about being "cancelled", and anyone who sleeps in past 9am can be declared legally dead. 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 30,632nd in the world and 1st in Allied Nations Treaty Organization for Lowest Crime Rates, with 82.36 law-abiding acts per hour.

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Rudest Citizens: 2,527thLargest Retail Industry: 2,873rdTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 3,986thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,659thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,795thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,840thSmartest Citizens: 8,646thMost Efficient Economies: 9,016thMost Developed: 9,642ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,170thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,222ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,415thHighest Average Incomes: 10,515thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,656thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,738thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,902ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,927thMost Cultured: 13,163rdLongest Average Lifespans: 14,531stTop
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Most Influential: 14,754thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,061stHighest Food Quality: 15,085thHighest Economic Output: 16,609thHealthiest Citizens: 17,497thMost Devout: 20,420thMost Patriotic: 20,729thLargest Governments: 24,324thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 26,916thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 27,358thMost Subsidized Industry: 27,374th
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Most Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Merulla voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Injunct Realm of the Whispering Winds".
  • : Merulla voted against the World Assembly Resolution "End Statelessness".
  • : Merulla was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Merulla was endorsed by The Kingdom of Amoravia.
  • : Merulla created a custom banner.
  • : Merulla approved the World Assembly proposal "Repeal "Commend One Small Island"".
  • : Merulla approved the World Assembly proposal "On International Foolish Behavior".
  • : Merulla was endorsed by The United States of Demiville.
  • : Merulla was endorsed by The Kingdom of Velaris Shine.
  • : Merulla voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Realm of the Whispering Winds".

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 4 » Pax Brasiliana, Velaris Shine, Demiville, and Amoravia.

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