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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,270thMost Influential: 1,475thMost Armed: 4,031st
The Grumpy Retired Man of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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Merlovich

Population5.117 billion

CapitalMelbourne
LeaderAli MacKillop
FaithNo Official Religion

CurrencyMerlovichan Dollar
AnimalKangaroo

The Grumpy Retired Man of Merlovich is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Ali MacKillop with an even hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, punitive income tax rates, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 5.117 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 81.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Merlovichian economy, worth 762 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 148,923 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 25,519th in the world and 774th in The East Pacific for Most Beautiful Environments, with 906.68 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,270thMost Influential: 1,475thTop
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Most Armed: 4,031stRudest Citizens: 5,475thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,022ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,832ndHighest Poor Incomes: 8,553rdMost Efficient Economies: 9,274thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,551stLowest Crime Rates: 9,879thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,213thMost Developed: 10,400thLargest Governments: 11,070thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,646thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,659thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 13,595thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,972ndHighest Average Incomes: 14,411thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,528thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,617thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,401stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,056thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,893rdMost Advanced Public Education: 17,935thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,383rdMost Cultured: 18,790thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,190thHealthiest Citizens: 23,050th
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Most Influential: 55th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 77th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 88th in the regionRudest Citizens: 160th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 166th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 260th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 261st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 262nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 269th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 301st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 306th in the regionLargest Governments: 316th in the regionMost Developed: 318th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 351st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 362nd in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 401st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 402nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 410th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 419th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 439th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 442nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 443rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 504th in the regionMost Cultured: 516th in the regionMost Average: 569th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 570th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 597th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 622nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 634th in the regionLargest Populations: 655th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 662nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 748th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 774th in the region

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