by Max Barry

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,482ndMost Cultured: 1,681stMost Developed: 1,746th
The Kingdom of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
In Varietate Concordia
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population10.011 billion

LeaderQueen Callista IV


The Kingdom of Mervay is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Queen Callista IV with a fair hand, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 10.011 billion Mervayans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Healthcare, and Industry are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Asteria. The average income tax rate is 97.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Mervayian economy, worth a remarkable 2,204 trillion Albats 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 Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 220,182 Albats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle, the Treasury has been accused of flushing money down the toilet, handling people's data is proving an immersive experience, and celebrities sit helplessly as they are labeled "pompous womples" by Queen Callista IV. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Mervay's national animal is the Griffin, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Mervay is ranked 4,588th in the world and 4th in The Strategic and Economic Alliance for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 18,198.67 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,482ndMost Cultured: 1,681stMost Developed: 1,746thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,816thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,910thHighest Food Quality: 2,108thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,296thSafest: 2,357thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,381stHealthiest Citizens: 2,442ndSmartest Citizens: 2,504thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,542ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,551stLowest Crime Rates: 2,587thNicest Citizens: 2,726thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 3,008thMost Inclusive: 3,033rdLargest Governments: 3,254thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,292ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,701stMost Pacifist: 3,773rdLargest Welfare Programs: 4,167thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,177thMost Efficient Economies: 4,512thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,588thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,826thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,736thHighest Average Incomes: 5,776thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,918thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,956thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,981stMost Subsidized Industry: 7,875thHighest Economic Output: 8,659thMost Patriotic: 8,766thBest Weather: 9,804thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,761stTop
Most Income Equality: 14,252ndMost Secular: 17,093rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,193rdMost Influential: 21,334thMost Stationary: 22,653rd
Most Secular: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the region

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