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Most Cheerful Citizens: 53rdBest Weather: 61stHealthiest Citizens: 63rd
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Smugglers and Mercs

Population28.89 billion

CapitalSmugglers and Mercs City
Leaderapemax
Faitha major religion

Currencypound
Animaldragon

The Alliance of Smugglers and Mercs is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by apemax with an even hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, complete lack of prisons, and soft-spoken computers. The compassionate, cheerful population of 28.89 billion Smugglers and Mercsians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Smugglers and Mercs City. The average income tax rate is 98.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Smugglers and Mercsian economy, worth a remarkable 4,679 trillion pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Information Technology industry. Average income is an impressive 161,982 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate, the Smugglers and Mercs Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon', the Museum of Blackacrean War Crimes is located on "Blackacre Did Nothing Wrong Avenue", and 4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days'. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Smugglers and Mercs's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is a major religion.

Smugglers and Mercs is ranked 242,030th in the world and 1,200th in 10000 Islands for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -65.89 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 53rdBest Weather: 61stHealthiest Citizens: 63rdMost Developed: 67thLongest Average Lifespans: 79thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 120thNicest Citizens: 134thMost Compassionate Citizens: 193rdMost Beautiful Environments: 227thMost Inclusive: 233rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 238thMost Pacifist: 288thMost Cultured: 359thLeast Corrupt Governments: 380thSafest: 580thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 806thLargest Welfare Programs: 916thLowest Crime Rates: 961stMost Rebellious Youth: 973rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,283rdSmartest Citizens: 1,499thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,666thMost Efficient Economies: 1,813thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,067thHighest Economic Output: 2,271stHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,394thTop
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Largest Populations: 2,681stLargest Governments: 3,703rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,790thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,216thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,801stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,426thMost Secular: 10,984thHighest Average Incomes: 11,757thTop
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Most Income Equality: 13,688thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,420thMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,880th
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Most Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionSafest: 12th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 18th in the regionLargest Populations: 23rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 24th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 26th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 30th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 36th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 37th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 37th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 37th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 43rd in the regionLargest Governments: 53rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 54th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 78th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 81st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 87th in the region

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