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Smugglers and Mercs

Population28.872 billion

CapitalSmugglers and Mercs City
Faitha major religion


The Alliance of Smugglers and Mercs is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by apemax with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, prohibition of alcohol, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, cheerful population of 28.872 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 98.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Smugglers and Mercsian economy, worth a remarkable 4,669 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 161,716 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

At least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to apemax's wardrobe, crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens, politicians are forced to wear portable lie detectors at all times, and the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks. 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 38,063rd in the world and 7th in The Embassy for Highest Drug Use, scoring 96.6 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 53rdBest Weather: 62ndHealthiest Citizens: 63rdMost Developed: 67thLongest Average Lifespans: 78thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 120thNicest Citizens: 134thMost Compassionate Citizens: 193rdMost Beautiful Environments: 228thMost Inclusive: 238thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 239thMost Pacifist: 289thMost Cultured: 360thLeast Corrupt Governments: 394thSafest: 591stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 835thLargest Welfare Programs: 962ndLowest Crime Rates: 967thMost Rebellious Youth: 974thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,274thSmartest Citizens: 1,519thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,644thMost Efficient Economies: 1,811thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,068thHighest Economic Output: 2,282ndTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,426thLargest Populations: 2,680thLargest Governments: 3,734thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,783rdHighest Poor Incomes: 4,244thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,884thMost Secular: 11,109thHighest Average Incomes: 11,763rdTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12,151stMost Income Equality: 13,770thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,358thMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,769th
Most Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 3 » Lower Slobbovia, Woonrocket, and The Embassy Guardian.

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