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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,636thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,830thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,849th
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New Merakh

Population3.559 billion

CapitalKesat
LeaderMor Surya

Currencyyin
Animalgoat

The Union of New Merakh is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Mor Surya with a fair hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.559 billion Merakhis are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kesat. The average income tax rate is 95.2%.

The powerhouse Merakhi economy, worth 414 trillion yins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 116,435 yins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The 'Museum Of Stuff We Stole' is a tourist favourite, a formerly quiet little town is now booming as both a cult centre and a tourist attraction, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication, and jabbing a baby's bottle at officials gets parents waved straight through immigration. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Merakh's national animal is the goat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

New Merakh is ranked 1,636th in the world and 4th in Tiandi for Least Corrupt Governments, with 96.53 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,636thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,830thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,849thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,954thNicest Citizens: 2,095thMost Inclusive: 2,437thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,664thMost Pacifist: 2,899thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,343rdSafest: 3,755thBest Weather: 3,914thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,177thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,300thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,460thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,626thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,858thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,086thHealthiest Citizens: 5,211thLowest Crime Rates: 5,311thMost Cultured: 6,528thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,644thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,202ndLargest Governments: 7,215thSmartest Citizens: 7,706thTop
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Most Income Equality: 8,885thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,737thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,858thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,425th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : New Merakh was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : New Merakh's influence in Tiandi rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : New Merakh was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : New Merakh was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : New Merakh was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : New Merakh was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : New Merakh was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : New Merakh's influence in Tiandi rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : New Merakh's influence in Tiandi rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
  • : New Merakh relocated from The Internationale to Tiandi.

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