by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,586thLargest Mining Sector: 1,702ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,243rd
The Kingdom of
Authoritarian Democracy
We will Rock you!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.121 billion

LeaderFreddie Mercury


The Kingdom of PlanetMercury is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Freddie Mercury with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, free-roaming dinosaurs, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 2.121 billion PlanetMercuries are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bulsara. The average income tax rate is 67.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient PlanetMercuryian economy, worth 305 trillion pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Uranium Mining, Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 144,025 pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Power to the people comes from the barrel of a gun, retiring citizens are dragged away in the middle of the night by mysterious men in black suits, clergy who start talking about politics are forced to take a holy vow of silence, and elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. PlanetMercury's national animal is the Cat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

PlanetMercury is ranked 232,777th in the world and 9,671st in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 48.08 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,586thLargest Mining Sector: 1,702ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,243rdTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,997thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,492ndMost Influential: 4,316thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,469thLargest Black Market: 6,486thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,669thNudest: 6,834thMost Avoided: 6,985thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,333rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,974thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,947thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,786thMost Secular: 11,334thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,636thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 15,571stMost Efficient Economies: 16,616thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,631stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,431stMost Advanced Public Education: 21,874thLargest Governments: 23,243rd
Largest Mining Sector: 43rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 84th in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 123rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 165th in the regionNudest: 257th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 267th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 282nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 286th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 291st in the regionMost Avoided: 293rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 329th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 429th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 461st in the regionTop
Most Secular: 588th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 644th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 753rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 852nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 865th in the region

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