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Most Cheerful Citizens: 51stHealthiest Citizens: 58thBest Weather: 63rd
The Alliance of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Fight until the end
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Smugglers and Mercs

Population31.531 billion

CapitalSmugglers and Mercs City
Leaderapemax
Faitha major religion

Currencypound
Animaldragon

The Alliance of Smugglers and Mercs is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by apemax with an even hand, and renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cheerful population of 31.531 billion Smugglers and Mercsians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Smugglers and Mercs City. The average income tax rate is 99.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Smugglers and Mercsian economy, worth a remarkable 5,910 trillion pounds a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 187,466 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

If there's something strange in your neighborhood you call Brancaland, the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls, and mothers are routinely abandoning their children in the name of women's rights. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Smugglers and Mercs's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is a major religion.

Smugglers and Mercs is ranked 254,933rd in the world and 1,617th in 10000 Islands for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.19 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 51stHealthiest Citizens: 58thBest Weather: 63rdMost Developed: 64thLongest Average Lifespans: 75thNicest Citizens: 106thHighest Food Quality: 134thMost Compassionate Citizens: 157thMost Inclusive: 178thMost Beautiful Environments: 203rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 219thMost Pacifist: 230thLeast Corrupt Governments: 290thMost Cultured: 334thSafest: 403rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 646thLowest Crime Rates: 686thLargest Welfare Programs: 694thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,086thSmartest Citizens: 1,199thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,278thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,409thMost Efficient Economies: 1,534thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,582ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,662ndHighest Economic Output: 1,856thLargest Governments: 2,373rdLargest Populations: 2,564thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 3,246thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,253rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,034thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,681stHighest Average Incomes: 8,774thMost Secular: 9,317thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,704thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,322ndTop
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Most Income Equality: 15,554thMost Patriotic: 20,209thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,730thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22,911th
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Most Developed: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 23rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 24th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 27th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 29th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 31st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 33rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 34th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 36th in the regionLargest Governments: 40th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 64th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 69th in the regionMost Income Equality: 70th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 73rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 77th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 96th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 124th in the regionMost Secular: 139th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 150th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Smugglers and Mercs, mothers are routinely abandoning their children in the name of women's rights.
  • : Following new legislation in Smugglers and Mercs, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls.
  • : Following new legislation in Smugglers and Mercs, the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles.
  • : Following new legislation in Smugglers and Mercs, if there's something strange in your neighborhood you call Brancaland.
  • : Following new legislation in Smugglers and Mercs, citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers.
  • : Following new legislation in Smugglers and Mercs, where there's a will there is usually a password manager.
  • : Following new legislation in Smugglers and Mercs, there have been sightings of people walking around dressed in nothing but leopard-skin g-strings for 'religious reasons'.
  • : Following new legislation in Smugglers and Mercs, animal liberationists receive government funding to break into animal research labs.
  • : Smugglers and Mercs was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise".
  • : Following new legislation in Smugglers and Mercs, graffiti graces every city's streets.

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