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The Mercurians of Hermes

Population1.252 billion

CurrencyCrocus Token
AnimalHermes' Hare

The Holy Hellenic Republic of The Mercurians of Hermes is a massive, socially progressive nation, notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.252 billion Mercurians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 72.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Mercurian economy, worth 102 trillion Crocus Tokens a year, is quite specialized and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 82,032 Crocus Tokens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience, spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches, breast milk is being redistributed from each according to their ability to each according to their need, and teenagers are told they're not thinking about sex enough. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Mercurians of Hermes's national animal is the Hermes' Hare, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Mercurians of Hermes is ranked 8,616th in the world and 5th in Seblaria for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 4,891.88 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Least Corrupt Governments: 4,899thMost Pacifist: 5,698thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,167thSafest: 6,361stNicest Citizens: 6,648thMost Inclusive: 7,197thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,040thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,481stLargest Welfare Programs: 8,616thHealthiest Citizens: 10,765thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,165thBest Weather: 11,767thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,771stMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,214thMost Influential: 13,301stLongest Average Lifespans: 14,151st
Rudest Citizens: 1st in the region

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