by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,100th Most Influential: 2,003rd Most Rebellious Youth: 10,143rd
The Seven Nations of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Vilje en Enkelt Mand
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Seven Nations of The Seven Nations of Merka is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its compulsory military service, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working population of 1.499 billion MERKANS have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arozpuma. The average income tax rate is 61.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient MERKAN economy, worth 172 trillion Memes a year, is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 114,923 Memes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Giant beards and handlebar moustaches are increasingly popular, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over The Seven Nations of Merka, and sports journals are full of uplifting puff-pieces on professional boxers. Crime is totally unknown. The Seven Nations of Merka's national animal is the Fish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Catholicism.

The Seven Nations of Merka is ranked 24,039th in the world and 1,046th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 2,390.12 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,100thTop
Most Influential: 2,003rdTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 10,143rdMost Average: 10,788thMost Efficient Economies: 11,216thMost Inclusive: 11,297thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,903rdMost Developed: 13,114thLargest Black Market: 14,228thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,847th
Most Average: 168th in the regionLargest Black Market: 305th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 402nd in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 490th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 518th in the regionMost Influential: 632nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 673rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 689th in the regionMost Developed: 700th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 719th in the region

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