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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 980thMost Influential: 1,300thMost Armed: 3,476th
The Militariat Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
G'day mate
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Merlovich

Population3.672 billion

CapitalMelbourne
LeaderAli MacKillop
FaithChristianity

CurrencyMerlovichan Dollar
AnimalKangaroo

The Militariat Republic of Merlovich is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Ali MacKillop with an even hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, digital currency, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 3.672 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 prioritizes Defense, with Education, Industry, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Melbourne. The average income tax rate is 79.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Merlovichian economy, worth 549 trillion Merlovichan Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 149,537 Merlovichan Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children are given a short jail sentence, pallbearers at military funerals dive for cover when they hear the three-volley salute, gossip magazines have pictures of Ali MacKillop sunbathing on the beach with political rivals, and reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors. 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 can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, and its national religion is Christianity.

Merlovich is ranked 146,102nd in the world and 5,564th in The East Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -4.24 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 980thMost Influential: 1,300thTop
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Most Armed: 3,476thRudest Citizens: 6,076thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,600thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,737thMost Efficient Economies: 8,772ndHighest Poor Incomes: 8,801stMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,498thLowest Crime Rates: 9,711thMost Developed: 10,131stLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,166thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 10,439thLargest Governments: 10,786thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,830thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,999thSmartest Citizens: 13,178thHighest Average Incomes: 13,491stLongest Average Lifespans: 14,637thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,896thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,557thLargest Retail Industry: 17,464thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,631stMost Cultured: 18,517thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,115thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,139th
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Most Influential: 44th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 46th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 83rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 137th in the regionRudest Citizens: 166th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 210th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 223rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 258th in the regionLargest Governments: 262nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 269th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 271st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 284th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 296th in the regionMost Developed: 297th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 323rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 346th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 353rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 358th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 406th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 434th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 468th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 482nd in the regionMost Cultured: 492nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 526th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 531st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 532nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 630th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 682nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 687th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 698th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 731st in the regionLargest Populations: 783rd in the region

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