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Most Cheerful Citizens: 57thHealthiest Citizens: 67thBest Weather: 69th
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Smugglers and Mercs

Population27.608 billion

CapitalSmugglers and Mercs City
Faitha major religion


The Alliance of Smugglers and Mercs is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by apemax with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cheerful population of 27.608 billion Smugglers and Mercsians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Smugglers and Mercs City. The average income tax rate is 96.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Smugglers and Mercsian economy, worth a remarkable 4,004 trillion pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Information Technology industry. Average income is an impressive 145,057 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Every workday begins with group therapy, only AIs know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile, flight attendants rip down curtains with revolutionary fervor, and the nation has nearly as many history museums as Smugglers and Mercsians. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable 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 1,369th in the world and 21st in 10000 Islands for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 10,377.61 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 57thHealthiest Citizens: 67thBest Weather: 69thMost Developed: 72ndLongest Average Lifespans: 87thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 140thNicest Citizens: 149thMost Compassionate Citizens: 238thMost Beautiful Environments: 245thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 261stMost Inclusive: 274thMost Pacifist: 349thMost Cultured: 370thLeast Corrupt Governments: 513thSafest: 748thMost Rebellious Youth: 856thLowest Crime Rates: 1,246thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,246thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,271stLargest Welfare Programs: 1,369thSmartest Citizens: 1,792ndTop
Most Efficient Economies: 2,229thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,301stMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,637thHighest Economic Output: 2,670thLargest Populations: 2,736thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,753rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,613thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,475thLargest Governments: 5,751stMost Subsidized Industry: 9,601stTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10,860thMost Secular: 12,056thMost Income Equality: 12,363rdHighest Average Incomes: 14,538thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,441st
Most Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionSafest: 17th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 18th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 21st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 23rd in the regionLargest Populations: 24th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 30th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 40th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 41st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 44th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 48th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 48th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 53rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 55th in the regionLargest Governments: 81st in the regionMost Income Equality: 83rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 87th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 103rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 178th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 188th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 8 » Kuriko, Krystalveil, The Soylent Green Party, Bortheria, Northern Nivaria, Anisopterra, Wysrod, and HumanSanity.

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