by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 774th Most Influential: 1,215th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,084th
The Oriental Empire of
Moralistic Democracy
HuŠngdž wŗnsuž!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.114 billion

LeaderEmpress Zetian

CurrencyTousunai Dollar
AnimalRed Panda

The Oriental Empire of Merlovich is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Empress Zetian with an even hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, free-roaming dinosaurs, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 1.114 billion Merlovichans are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Industry, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tousunai. The average income tax rate is 71.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Merlovichian economy, worth 160 trillion Tousunai Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 143,715 Tousunai Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.

Breast milk is being redistributed from each according to their ability to each according to their need, reporters sent to cover suspected UFO visits come back with stories about quilting bees, the legislature keeps promising "more study" of corruption allegations against the parliamentary whip system, and the dead fish in the national rivers aren't decomposing because even bacteria can't survive the levels of toxicity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merlovich's national animal is the Red Panda, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Chi-Mun.

Merlovich is ranked 23,754th in the world and 621st in The East Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 2,804.63 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 774thMost Influential: 1,215thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,084thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,294thRudest Citizens: 6,806thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,613thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 8,806thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,044thLargest Retail Industry: 9,150thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,425thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,488thMost Efficient Economies: 11,257thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,987thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,363rdHighest Average Incomes: 14,279thLargest Governments: 14,878thLowest Crime Rates: 15,180thMost Developed: 16,391st
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 44th in the regionMost Influential: 44th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 123rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 126th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 161st in the regionRudest Citizens: 177th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 198th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 201st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 212th in the regionLargest Black Market: 260th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 270th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 280th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 286th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 293rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 295th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 363rd in the regionLargest Governments: 381st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 400th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 482nd in the regionMost Developed: 484th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 487th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 503rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 515th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 529th in the regionMost Armed: 566th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 579th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 621st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 657th in the regionMost Cultured: 662nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 672nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Merlovich voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Darkesia".
  • : Merlovich was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Merlovich was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Sen Jast.
  • : Merlovich was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Merlovich voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Fair Depository standards Act".
  • : Merlovich lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Merlovich changed its national nation type to "Oriental Empire".
  • : Merlovich changed its national nation type to "Vaction Mode boyo".
  • : Merlovich lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Merlovich, the dead fish in the national rivers aren't decomposing because even bacteria can't survive the levels of toxicity.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 184 » The Sacred Whale, Wiranath, Dreamersistan, The Almighty Country, Fedele, Squid Ruinosa, Socialist Holy American Empire, A Slanted Black Stripe, Drunken Seal Islands, Areast, Unger under over, Illen Falis, H-Zhena, The Underwood Industrial Empire, Kampf Empire, New Arion Pean, Bacon Land, Brotherland, Servants of Gizmo, Aeneas Prime, Goodnamesarerare, Southern Yugoslavia, Rhealaliit, Elejamie, Bai Lung, Biggstonia, Ribanzi, Ver Norge, Kaigi, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Am Echad, Lanagon, Kagorg Bra Corna, ReeK, The Holy Empire of Moronica, Thyaclinia, Akorial, Harapan, Headpat Central, Greater New Islew, Birdbow, Axdel, Aelitia, Harro Waarudho, Hizuru, Roissyland, Free sovereign Soviet socialist republic, Reformed Mankind Institutes, Squarist Republic of Squaria, Skandinavistan, and 134 others.Mundiferrum, British Calradia, Danesopia, Blazing Samaritan, Bons Boofer, Aristortia, United China Nation, Danelaw Scandinavia, Shinnokawa, Ciggie Smallistan, The Happian Union, Marrico, Endertopias, Cantonese Union, Midwestern States of USA, Republic of Berzerkistan, Someseni, The Romanum Legio, Norjis, Kucia, Fraxhemark, Fanderia, The Empire of Rijelv, Federated States of Zootron, Tim Stark, Wizardonia, Bytes, Elsweyr Land, Peatiktist, Furnifold, Solestia, Arkantis, Bullpups, Wendelandia, Survivoristan, Redfoos Irrelevancy, The New Wisconsin Empire, Pakitsk, Adavan, Dragonia, Elkenian, Nysa Arcadia, New Taranaki, Slys Paws, CopyCato, VW53Aland, Sansangra, Chols Worithopia, Asendavia, Davelands, Gorbastan, Enlil, Davinhia, Osterreich und Ungarn, New Leganes, Bortalandet, Kriov, Yumaka, Lejon Stad, Imperial Akatsuki, Sericena, TURKEYISM, Froplondia, Calcestruzzo, Choushuu, Federal Unity, Roliganistan, Yutogolan, Mer Dieu, Sadinata, Janoobi Jazair, Neruch, Splena, Khurn Empire, The Solar Ottomans, Shantan, The Earth Systems Alliance, La Isla Nueva, Ostronesia, Impia Aghte, Layngderfleethe, Mobumasu, Free Peoples Republic of Sandir, Pightinbotanoffen, Betremia, Oskoldia, Our Gods, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Kublam, Ravendi, Just Vale 2, Urimel, East Malaysia, Ellsonian Dominion, Gemookul, Solarfall, Bachtendekuppen, Sonictopia, Riveraland, Eastern Hyront Scasssen, Adolanta, Xobalon, Amjedia, Restoration of Eastern Kaiserreich, The Angel of Charity, Slui, Sterianiha, The Holy Utopian Republic, Babcocia, Talitoa, Cretalia, Norgsveldet, Ruso-Germania, Kilkire, BearStackof2015, The Arthirian Republic, Devlon, TheRuthenians, Ska Hydorordia, Shavara, Broengtopia, The United Asian Republics, Nova-Columbia, Mystic Forest, Astroa, Liberal Hungary, Thompstein, United Earth Republic, Union of Technocratic Republic, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Atlia Sonis, Kobraland, Walkerfort, and Sen Jast.

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