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The Union of Mecca-Switzerland

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Location: The North Pacific

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Union of Mecca-Switzerland is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Stadtholder Hussein with a fair hand, and notable for its prohibition of alcohol, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 10.393 billion schweizer-arabiers enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wildedstein. The average income tax rate is 93.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Mecca-Switzerlandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,945 trillion Gold Francs a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 187,214 Gold Francs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Artists are pillars of society, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Mecca-Switzerland's radio stations, etiquette guides advise visitors to 'grovel gracefully', and the nation is stuck in permanent election mode as politicians demand constant do-overs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mecca-Switzerland's national animal is the LION, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Islam.

Mecca-Switzerland is ranked 7,314th in the world and 377th in The North Pacific for Rudest Citizens, with 123.94 Insults Per Minute.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 751stMost Influential: 1,155thMost Devout: 2,138thTop
Most Cultured: 3,208thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,215thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,255thBest Weather: 3,256thMost Efficient Economies: 3,321stLowest Crime Rates: 3,704thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,587thLargest Governments: 5,090thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,151stLongest Average Lifespans: 5,924thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,294thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,417thHealthiest Citizens: 7,173rdSafest: 7,250thRudest Citizens: 7,314thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,046thMost Inclusive: 8,089thHighest Average Incomes: 8,133rdMost Developed: 8,483rdHighest Economic Output: 8,608thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,993rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,684thSmartest Citizens: 10,703rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,183rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,190thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,280thLargest Retail Industry: 11,544thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 13,307thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,690thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,142ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17,598thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,744th
Most Devout: 79th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 163rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 181st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 195th in the regionBest Weather: 198th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 201st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 202nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 264th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 265th in the regionLargest Governments: 273rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 305th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 314th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 331st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 363rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 377th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 386th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 409th in the regionSafest: 415th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 431st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 433rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 437th in the regionMost Influential: 446th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 462nd in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 491st in the regionMost Inclusive: 494th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 504th in the regionMost Developed: 514th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 585th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 585th in the regionLargest Populations: 590th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 607th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 628th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 662nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 766th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 820th in the region

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