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Most Devout: 495thLargest Retail Industry: 512thMost Ignorant Citizens: 961st
The Impending baldness of
Father Knows Best State
It is always wabbit season in Ethel Mermania
Fearless Leader
Influence
Eminence Grise
High and Mighty (He Wishes) Grand Exalted Cat Poo...bah
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Ethel mermania

Population21.588 billion

CapitalThe Great White Way
LeaderFearless Leader
Faiththe cult of fearless leaderism

Currencyyid
Animalethel merman

The Impending baldness of Ethel mermania is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Fearless Leader with an iron fist, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, feral children, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 21.588 billion Ethel mermanians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Great White Way. The average income tax rate is 1.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ethel mermanian economy, worth a remarkable 3,888 trillion yids a year, is quite specialized and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Furniture Restoration, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 180,142 yids, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Chess defeat has made Fearless Leader the laughingstock of dictators and grandmasters alike, army gunpowder stores are being commandeered to make pretty fireworks and sparklers, orthopaedics patients often have a bounce in their step, and nations that kill an Ethel mermanian can expect a strongly worded letter. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Ethel mermania's national animal is the ethel merman, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is the cult of fearless leaderism.

Ethel mermania is ranked 8,385th in the world and 5th in Snazzy for Highest Average Incomes, with 180,142.46 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Devout: 495thLargest Retail Industry: 512thMost Ignorant Citizens: 961stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,077thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,131stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,156thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,278thMost Primitive: 1,821stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,877thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,193rdLargest Black Market: 2,528thHighest Economic Output: 2,765thMost Cultured: 3,548thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,577thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,637thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,709thLargest Populations: 5,241stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,441stBest Weather: 5,769thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,233rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,957thMost Influential: 8,245thHighest Average Incomes: 8,385thMost Armed: 9,615thMost Efficient Economies: 9,837thTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 10,750thLowest Crime Rates: 11,191stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,961stMost Advanced Public Education: 12,087thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,159thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,932ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,171stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,835th
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Most Devout: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the region

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