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Merconitonitopia

Population15.291 billion

CapitalBahmedag
LeaderMontebad II
FaithIslam

Currencyvirtue
Animaldove

The Kingdom of Merconitonitopia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Montebad II with an even hand, and remarkable for its fear of technology, public floggings, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 15.291 billion Merconites 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, with Spirituality, Environment, and Industry also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bahmedag. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Merconite economy, worth a remarkable 6,601 trillion virtues 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 431,718 virtues, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cane fights are a common sight in nursing homes, students who refuse to pray are expelled from school, both injustice and force-feeding are sticking in the craw of hunger-striking suffragettes, and sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable 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, and its national religion is Islam.

Merconitonitopia is ranked 14th in the world and 1st in The North Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring 1,154.21 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13thMost Primitive: 14thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22ndMost Devout: 24thMost Ignorant Citizens: 25thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 44thBest Weather: 45thMost Subsidized Industry: 85thHighest Poor Incomes: 100thMost Beautiful Environments: 115thLargest Black Market: 132ndMost Corrupt Governments: 137thHighest Average Tax Rates: 199thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 206thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 213thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 273rdLargest Governments: 273rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 368thMost Influential: 409thMost Advanced Public Transport: 460thMost Valuable International Artwork: 500thHighest Average Incomes: 536thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 596thLongest Average Lifespans: 683rdHighest Economic Output: 1,081stLowest Crime Rates: 1,288thMost Armed: 1,323rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,384thMost Efficient Economies: 1,431stMost Cultured: 1,983rdTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 2,412thNudest: 5,896thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,675thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,952ndMost Advanced Public Education: 9,822ndTop
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Most Conservative: 10,382ndMost Income Equality: 10,493rdMost Authoritarian: 12,439thLargest Populations: 12,996thRudest Citizens: 20,363rd
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 17th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 19th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 25th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 31st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 39th in the regionMost Armed: 41st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 54th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 66th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 72nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 78th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 94th in the regionMost Influential: 120th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 136th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 166th in the regionLargest Populations: 218th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 241st in the regionNudest: 247th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 307th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 480th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 509th in the regionRudest Citizens: 549th in the regionMost Conservative: 574th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 668th in the region

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