The Principality of Merkez is a massive, safe nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, prohibition of alcohol, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate population of 1.784 billion Merkezians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — prioritizes Education, with Environment, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Merkez. The average income tax rate is 85.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The strong Merkezian economy, worth 112 trillion Gold Coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is 63,216 Gold Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains, former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma, and Leader's iHouse is so intelligent that it manages its own social media accounts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merkez's national animal is the Panda, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Merkez was endorsed by The Please endorse Zukchiva of VW53Aland.
- : Merkez was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
- : Merkez was endorsed by The Free Land of Namaste Isle.
- : Merkez was endorsed by The Avian Federation of Axdel.
- : Following new legislation in Merkez, Leader's iHouse is so intelligent that it manages its own social media accounts.
- : Following new legislation in Merkez, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma.
- : Following new legislation in Merkez, former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone.
- : Following new legislation in Merkez, commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains.
- : Merkez was endorsed by The ✨✨PLS ENDORSE✨✨ of Zukchiva.
- : Merkez was endorsed by The Shadow of Eastern Alksearia.
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