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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,092ndMost Influential: 1,282ndMost Armed: 3,900th
The Militariat Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Forward, together as one.
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Merlovich

Population4.655 billion

CapitalMelbourne
LeaderAli MacKillop
FaithNo Official Religion

CurrencyMerlovichan Dollar
AnimalKangaroo

The Militariat Republic of Merlovich is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Ali MacKillop with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, avowedly heterosexual populace, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 4.655 billion Merlovichans 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Melbourne. The average income tax rate is 80.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Merlovichian economy, worth 702 trillion Merlovichan Dollars a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 150,983 Merlovichan Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

One tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber, posters on 'Merlovichian Values' advise against being proud of Merlovich, economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year, and high school bands practice by moonlight. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merlovich's national animal is the Kangaroo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is No Official Religion.

Merlovich is ranked 20,136th in the world and 639th in The East Pacific for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring 3,534.76 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,092ndMost Influential: 1,282ndTop
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Most Armed: 3,900thRudest Citizens: 5,647thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,998thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,057thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,263rdMost Efficient Economies: 9,196thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,477thLowest Crime Rates: 9,657thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,005thMost Developed: 10,231stLargest Governments: 10,829thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,479thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 12,270thSmartest Citizens: 13,417thHighest Average Incomes: 13,697thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,406thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,840thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,860thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,141stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,689thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,957thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,226thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,313thMost Cultured: 18,657thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,136thHealthiest Citizens: 22,605th
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Most Influential: 47th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 63rd in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 100th in the regionRudest Citizens: 173rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 174th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 251st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 254th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 261st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 261st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 293rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 304th in the regionLargest Governments: 307th in the regionMost Developed: 319th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 340th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 370th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 377th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 384th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 389th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 415th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 452nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 452nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 463rd in the regionMost Cultured: 522nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 541st in the regionMost Average: 543rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 583rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 621st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 639th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 665th in the regionLargest Populations: 699th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 703rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 773rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 808th in the region

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