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The Invisible Hand of Mercantana

“No Such Thing as a Free Lunch”

Category: Anarchy
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Location: Lands End

Regional Influence: Vassal


The Invisible Hand of Mercantana is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its frequent executions, enforced nudity, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 16.725 billion Mercantese live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Mercantese economy, worth a remarkable 3,120 trillion quons a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Soda Sales. Average income is an impressive 186,592 quons, with the richest citizens earning 6.3 times as much as the poorest.

Children often explain to their parents that the Mega Ultimate Sword Fist was worth the thousand-quon charge on their phone bill, inter-species marriages are ignored by the government, it's always rabbit season, and reports of arson have doubled since the introduction of a privatised fire protection service. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Mercantana's national animal is the great beast, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Mercantana is ranked 52,501st in the world and 56th in Lands End for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 3,837.44 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Nudest: 22ndHighest Crime Rates: 518thMost Armed: 594thLargest Gambling Industry: 662ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 675thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 900thMost Avoided: 925thFattest Citizens: 1,135thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,459thMost Politically Free: 1,519thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,871stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,910thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,048thRudest Citizens: 2,358thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,430thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,567thMost Influential: 2,635thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 2,868thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,792ndLargest Mining Sector: 4,300thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,010thHighest Economic Output: 5,517thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,957thMost Stationary: 8,603rdHighest Average Incomes: 9,165thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,399thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,898thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,947thMost Cultured: 12,055thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,670thMost Efficient Economies: 13,747thTop
Largest Black Market: 16,015thLargest Populations: 17,510thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,780thLargest Insurance Industry: 19,019thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,328thHighest Drug Use: 24,195thHighest Poor Incomes: 25,341st
Most Stationary: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionFattest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionRudest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Extreme: 10th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 16th in the regionMost Cultured: 17th in the region

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