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The Commonwealth of Mendevia

“Dum spiro spero”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: Union of Christian Nations

Regional Influence: Instigator


The Commonwealth of Mendevia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Archon with a fair hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 27.649 billion Mendevians 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tharkad. The average income tax rate is 78.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Mendevian economy, worth a remarkable 4,382 trillion Mendevian Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 158,489 Mendevian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Banana distribution among collective farm workers is an important topic in public discourse, the Mendevian Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas, Max Barry is this year's Miss Mendevia, and it is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mendevia's national animal is the Mendevian Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Episcopal Church.

Mendevia is ranked 1,059th in the world and 1st in Union of Christian Nations for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 71.86 Whatever.

Best Weather: 991stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,059thSafest: 1,231stMost Devout: 1,320thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,462ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,484thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,607thMost Cultured: 1,720thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,990thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,436thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,509thHighest Economic Output: 2,585thLargest Populations: 3,178thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,683rdHealthiest Citizens: 4,406thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,000thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,772ndNicest Citizens: 5,834thSmartest Citizens: 6,075thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,511thMost Developed: 6,974thMost Efficient Economies: 7,277thLowest Crime Rates: 7,312thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,326thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,799thMost Influential: 8,376thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,446thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,155thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,401stLargest Governments: 11,617thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 12,454thLeast Corrupt Governments: 13,388thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,068thMost Inclusive: 18,202ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,557th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 8 » Ecclestia, Introvert Hill, Thuans Islands, United Zealandic, Concordare, Le Vichy France, The Sakhalinsk Empire, and Eluney.