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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,494thMost Influential: 4,521stRudest Citizens: 5,656th
The Great Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Sic Parvis Magna
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Merulla

Population3.946 billion

CapitalPoseidonia
LeaderKing Arthur VII
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyTrident
Animalhorse

The Great Kingdom of Merulla is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by King Arthur VII with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 3.946 billion Merulleans 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Poseidonia. The average income tax rate is 48.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Merullean economy, worth 562 trillion Tridents a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 142,477 Tridents, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

All footpaths have tollbooths, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère, arbitration is mightier than the sword, and returning tourists and businessmen are detained without trial if they belong to the "wrong" religion. 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 teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Merulla is ranked 106,983rd in the world and 5,970th in The North Pacific for Most Patriotic, with 13.33 flags saluted per person per day.

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Most Influential: 4,521stRudest Citizens: 5,656thLargest Retail Industry: 6,259thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,496thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,585thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,610thMost Efficient Economies: 12,999thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 13,859thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,016thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,096thMost Developed: 14,627thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,813thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,137thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,547thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,122ndHighest Average Incomes: 17,284thLargest Black Market: 18,205thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,371stSmartest Citizens: 18,507thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,882ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19,253rdHighest Poor Incomes: 19,810thMost Devout: 21,560thHealthiest Citizens: 22,097thMost Corrupt Governments: 25,123rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 26,619thMost Cultured: 27,117th
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Rudest Citizens: 276th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 299th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 361st in the regionLargest Black Market: 366th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 372nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 404th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 590th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 594th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 597th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 649th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 657th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 667th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 706th in the regionMost Devout: 727th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 767th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 778th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 811th in the regionMost Developed: 812th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 851st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 852nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 873rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 895th in the regionMost Average: 915th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 958th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 959th in the regionMost Influential: 963rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1,008th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1,048th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1,074th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1,165th in the regionLargest Governments: 1,206th in the regionMost Cultured: 1,254th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1,351st in the region

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