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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 11thMost Primitive: 13thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th
The Magic and the Mystery of
Authoritarian Democracy
Too Good to be Ranked in the Best Nation of the World!
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population16.778 billion

LeaderMontebad II


The Magic and the Mystery of Merconitonitopia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Montebad II with an even hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, ubiquitous missile silos, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless, devout population of 16.778 billion Mirkonites are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded morass — is primarily concerned with Defense, although Environment, Spirituality, and Healthcare are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bahmedag. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Mirkonite economy, worth a remarkable 7,548 trillion theirs a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an amazing 449,903 theirs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Behind every great person are three dozen other people passing great memos, people who tease dwarfs are being cut down to size, funding for education has been redirected into the military, and anyone who so much as frowns risks being referred to a mental health unit. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merconitonitopia's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Merconitonitopia is ranked 13th in the world and 1st in The North Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring 1,163.36 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 11thMost Primitive: 13thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13thMost Devout: 21stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24thMost Ignorant Citizens: 30thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 39thBest Weather: 42ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 93rdHighest Poor Incomes: 94thMost Subsidized Industry: 96thMost Beautiful Environments: 102ndLargest Black Market: 116thMost Corrupt Governments: 138thHighest Average Tax Rates: 180thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 231stLargest Governments: 236thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 253rdMost Influential: 256thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 330thMost Advanced Public Transport: 447thHighest Average Incomes: 488thMost Valuable International Artwork: 507thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 550thLongest Average Lifespans: 569thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 887thHighest Economic Output: 928thLowest Crime Rates: 1,057thMost Armed: 1,255thMost Efficient Economies: 1,346thMost Cultured: 1,727thHealthiest Citizens: 1,818thTop
Rudest Citizens: 4,993rdLargest Welfare Programs: 5,406thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,755thNudest: 6,873rdMost Advanced Public Education: 9,040thMost Income Equality: 11,984thTop
Largest Populations: 12,724thMost Conservative: 16,926th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 15th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 16th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 22nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 33rd in the regionMost Armed: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 40th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 54th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 58th in the regionMost Influential: 77th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 80th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 84th in the regionMost Cultured: 87th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 116th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 221st in the regionNudest: 249th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 267th in the regionRudest Citizens: 268th in the regionLargest Populations: 271st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 501st in the regionMost Income Equality: 545th in the regionMost Conservative: 821st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, anyone who so much as frowns risks being referred to a mental health unit.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, funding for education has been redirected into the military.
  • : Merconitonitopia was endorsed by The Kingdom of Odasck.
  • : Merconitonitopia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, people who tease dwarfs are being cut down to size.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, behind every great person are three dozen other people passing great memos.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, interviewees for teaching jobs are waterboarded to "reveal undesirable histories".
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, the fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, teachers are routinely tested to keep their jobs.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, fire and brimstone sermons are accompanied by napalm and fragmentation bombs.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 576 » Guer Aike, Yaorozu, The Rhein States, Runeda, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Koda-Land, Dreadton, Dar es Saalam, Viridiann, Sil Dorsett, North Bratislava, Notyoutopia, Zyvetskistaahn, Shibutani, Manticore utopia, Zokk, East Supple Lund, Walter Jackson, Partax, Arimbia, Chukstik Illahi, Newpromisedland, Aetulia, Siwale, The Tampa Bay Rays, Loutsland, Wilkshire, Seenvorland, The Discipled, Glurponia, Karazan, Azzarel, McMasterdonia, Vincone Cae, El Fiji Grande, Sundred, Ravendi, United States of Americanas, Dabarastan, Advancia-Sizzletown, Anungu, Aeurithianar, Ethnon, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Sunto, Antiyard, Tachycardia, Interdimensional Zone, Abiswashyo-bhumi, and 526 others.Kranostav, Pallaith, Empy, Ataraxia Somnia, Aeolist, Altivia, Daiz, Holy Oranz, Frances Francis the First of France, Wineclaw, Orado, Alice Gardens, 1 very fast endotarter, Selfgradatude, Great Bights Mum, Esplandia, The Iron Lions, Yukti, Necromonia, Gnomewatchers, The Windmilluminati, Vexilia, Steampunk Ariel, Gurou, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Valentine Z, Fendlium, Soviet Terran, Volstokn, Shadowrik, Napnomadia, Keventle, Hamerica, United Kahndaq, Free Culture, PotatoFarmers, Jovian Knights, Eraver, The Gamer Party, SORT, Central Ryal, Unsophisticate, Miamington, Alamei, Fascist Democracy, Solmetria, Pleroma Sans Romans, Nordic-British Union, Clan Spaniel, Khoik, Freyford, Conservative State of Poland, The Sinclarian Provinces, Zecit, Itallitopia, Montarc, Panama Coalition, Lucedeia, New Lakemba, Nova Arcania, Singamadri, Cloydicia, Malta Comino Gozo, Vesuva, The Austro Germanic Union, Old Emporia, David Davidson, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Detrivania, Newam, Ice and Tinian, Grue, Kappacon, Rumagna, Lorigia, Quentiam Viventem, Pradovnia, Marmiedon, United States of Medford, LostLegion, The English Alliance, TJUN-ia, Godwanna, Independent Halls, Humptalumpta, Saint Alaric, BrightFutures, Phoronu, Cinnibar, North Armatas, Diodone, Orenmark, Lemonbiscuits, Zupla, Nationeer, Blackphir, Drutopia Insomnia, Zixu, Potatolandium, Tarr-Nation, Moubarakistan, Omnistria, Dicko, Xagill, Ivy Rekkia, Maott, United Asgardian States, Velon, Universal State Formula, Arquadea, Ausnakulia, Yokciq Empire, Dakota Territories, AAA Provisional Empire, The Stratosphere Islands, The Real Ram Ranch, Wooleystan, The Endless Eventide, Votak Matim, Joodey, KhalChicken, Leonfire, Xyrron, The Lancerian Empire, Vivanco, Prevaland, Crader, New Trisone, Xentherida, Nisastria, Nistriabar, Varola, Unshleepd, Free Nation of Hong Kong, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Xatin, Zeternia, Astronomical, The Serdey Islands, Greater Pittsburgh, Prydania, Sikol, Paul Pasch, East Akra, TLTland, Zzozona, Timothea, Libertania Democratica, Termathe, Fluffy Noodles, I Like Killing people, Former English Colony, Sevinland, The Calabash Protectorate, Texas States, Brucklania, Mimia, Innocentic, Seanat, Simone Republic, Dangine, Lux Conos, Highton Islands, Unimaginable Doom, R libanon, Madjack, Zemper Macro, Xipher, Kragsgale, Picairn, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Eastern Cous Empria, Heilhum Imperius, Draconian Progression, The Canadian Peoples Republic, Harjad, Cartures, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Aruvicion, Outer Shenendoah, Karakalpak Republic, Chips and Guac, Guyomartand, Lulubellia, Hardscrabble, Republica Guilleana, Porotia, Animu Place, WeKnow, Pigeonstan, South Baba, Solphine, Rainengrad, The Bikini Bottom Republic, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Ramiru, A Ordem do Caos, North Unity, Multius, Neo Cheese Empire, Blahcostan, Liminyj, Srnsbaland, Bend Mai, Daerlan, Gainesixtan, Kuldi, Eywaan, United Lokkia, Democratie, Imperial American Patriots, Orogonia, African-Empire, Intion North, The Great Imperial Roman Empire, Tunofferia, Caselpania, Colonies of Free Temeria, Solcius, Batatoland Empire, Rockwell Islands, The Papal Catholic States, Imperial Pieserged, Gendirt, Ocharckia, TyGerria, The Bureaucratic Territories, Florida Palms, Bueszqostan, Ardretia, The True Frog, Drentusa, DIMAnism, Asooka, Chadinton, Yellops, Sattelbach, Mouva Crishia, United Island States of Southeast Asia, A Salmon Named Harold, Navorden, Kamohoalii, Kim Da-mi, Zimmerdachen, Gabenia, Arrivederci, The Unicrons, Caladann, Grieslhiem, Changjo, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Aingard, AverageJoevlania, Keurig Machines, Ibarkla, Andanavia, Toopaka, Visse, Solimun, Fran Advar, Barabolia, Southern Ryland, Austrian Confederacy, Pytong, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Figyjharli, Venicea, Nodnarb, Konolas, Testnation223, West Zebrupco Bageropirex, Kureizen, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, Northwest Zedonia, Pasargad, Dejure, Harmonypine, Brsil, Strana Land, Xanatosi, Ozstan, Desvios, Inspiratus, The Vistula, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Free Atlantis, Wodan, Railroad Crossing, Slyakanya, Odelinor, Ellbonnia, Tvers, Strongwill, The Pleiads, Neo Madras, Nuronte, Seijitsu, Hewani, Climeria, New Michag, Blyskalia, Port Naga, Zabacuz, Knowmare, Loungdako, Galbadiana, Zipties, Gafflebag, Svenskskit, Bharathvarsh, Star Kingdom, His Enduring Majesty, Kyruev, Joevala, Moneyflows, Muqatil, Darkmondoria, Morgul, Planes, The Mazur Empire, GenshinImpact, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Sachi, Ravenhood, Wisconsota, Paradeavenlisian States, AGoodPlace, Pinguioris, Vesteysia, Otakus and Weebs, The Republic of Free Peoples, Felora, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Svenskan, Free Salvation, Zemnaya Svoboda, Folenz, Sanjurika, Wapistan, Trumpski, Aidiarnia, Communist Lukania, New Celoveniortan, Travislavania, Weeeest viiiiirginiaaaa, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Kromi, Tyirza, ForestMythal, Super Girl, Tringapore, Yeet Nationss, Aryan Homeland, BTProductions, Jaxikistan, Qurtuba, Belin Antenia, Perikuresu, Mon Island, Mardessa, Defense For The World Assembly, Sounq, Centrialand, Ilmatil, Britle, Bramburg, Tsandonown, Korean-Joseon, Libvillia, Ariele, Greater Ale Permars, Fraystonia, Lovarpia, Belfagoria, Laurendon, Randomcountryland, The Cold Northern North, Eternal Dominion, Vyata Temor, Arquan, Progressitalia, Becaner, Lazadonil, Liberatarian States, Rising Sakura, Northern Socialist Council Republics, Ayuzhhhhh, Governor Tarkin, RetroBeaners, Foulkes Island, Vene Gra, Card Kingdom, Cornwallis Bay, Obelias, Laxoimia, PlanetMercury, Kerabotsos, Alissatopia, The Kingdom of Gamblers, Chiho, Svandammen, Sudestasia, Lemsrow, Verderiesdre, Socialist People of Redondo Mundo, Kooderpictokingratch, Liberum Hibernia, Duryanistan, Erisoria, Gambierland, Neopie, The Autonomous Soviet Socialist Bavaria, Grenede, Canineia, Malikhabar, Pizzerelia, Novremia, The Republic of Maltaland, Amadora Oeste, Papahania, Expere Fiyans, Imperial Sers, Dacian Freelands, Technocratic-european Countries, New Bedre, Tollonie, AmManies, Atlunartemis, Landfinia, Sahbido, Exkosia, The Executive, Saint Christinium, Russian Peoples Union, Amderlask, Nikhilesh23, Capablanca, The Queens Crusaders, Salish-Cascadia, Easiest, German Spitsbergen, Stron Doshia, Free States of Marina, Putinskaya, Earapperilnatopia, United Republic of Free States, Boston Castle, Nuestra Vida, Deseret-Moronia, Katuda, Chatheatinamopia, High Albania, BohemiaIV, USSRITWILLWORK, Enfindania, WhoHateeta, Veritynista, Salkantay, Sanavolea, Impel Down, Federal Republic of Genosha, Just Vibin, Rinadia, Hazarium, Corsithia, Allevania, Arson pog, Kastonvia, CasaPound Italia, Northern Roman Republic, The Union of Rwanda, Sol Norcustt, LWAZI, Theriyon Empire, Palisede, Irongirong, Tamarvand, Apscorren, San Felipe, The Navy Blue, Wellandy, Apollo Park, Commoterre, Garnet Liberty, Sopernia, Soleha, Phaerra, Visdenburg, San Vino, Olszowka, Upper Libertatem, North Arkana, East Wushen, Ardenstania, New Avian, KillerKahn, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, Duurania, Flegetonte, Arthyia, Bearical, Drueste, Mitropola, Erowo, Shotokonia, New Feltre, Kristalmaan, Democatic Donkeys, Lionia, Nation1812, Sahriastan, Alzaran, British-Australia, Tespaka, The Blazeland Administration, Logovets, Higher Cascadia, and Odasck.

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