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Most Influential: 3,771stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,094thMost Armed: 4,747th
The Armed Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Alis Volat Propriis
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Superb

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Metolius

Population1.461 billion

CapitalCamp Sherman
LeaderPresident Walker

Currencymark
Animalbat

The Armed Republic of Metolius is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by President Walker with a fair hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 1.461 billion Metolians 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 Defense, although Healthcare, Administration, and Education are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Camp Sherman. The average income tax rate is 74.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Metolian economy, worth 139 trillion marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Retail. Average income is 95,312 marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Political speeches that drill deep into bureaucratic fine detail could be said to be a little boring, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits, the government frequently panders to parents with boutique tax credits, and from the highest mountain to the deepest cave - one can always count on finding a good cell signal in Metolius. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Metolius's national animal is the bat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Metolius is ranked 62,540th in the world and 131st in Forest for Highest Drug Use, scoring 90 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most Influential: 3,771stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,094thMost Armed: 4,747thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,436thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,624thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,866thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,085thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 15,087thMost Secular: 15,168thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,313thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,467thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,349thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,955thMost Income Equality: 17,172ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,038thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,301stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,676thHighest Average Tax Rates: 21,656thMost Inclusive: 22,103rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,303rdBest Weather: 22,510thLargest Governments: 24,405thMost Cheerful Citizens: 24,454thLongest Average Lifespans: 24,460thSmartest Citizens: 25,054thSafest: 25,068th
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Most Armed: 18th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the region

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