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The Magic and the Mystery of Merconitonitopia

“Too Good to be Ranked in the Best Nation of the World!”

Category: Authoritarian Democracy
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Location: The North Pacific

Regional Influence: Squire


The Magic and the Mystery of Merconitonitopia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Montebad II with an even hand, and remarkable for its fear of technology, rampant corporate plagiarism, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless, devout population of 16.766 billion Mirkonites are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded morass — is primarily concerned with Defense, with Environment, Spirituality, and Healthcare also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bahmedag. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Mirkonite economy, worth a remarkable 7,543 trillion theirs a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an amazing 449,903 theirs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Behind every great person are three dozen other people passing great memos, people who tease dwarfs are being cut down to size, funding for education has been redirected into the military, and anyone who so much as frowns risks being referred to a mental health unit. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merconitonitopia's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Merconitonitopia is ranked 245,561st in the world and 9,485th in The North Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -51.31 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 11thMost Primitive: 13thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13thMost Devout: 21stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24thMost Ignorant Citizens: 30thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 38thBest Weather: 42ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 93rdHighest Poor Incomes: 94thMost Subsidized Industry: 96thMost Beautiful Environments: 102ndLargest Black Market: 117thMost Corrupt Governments: 138thHighest Average Tax Rates: 180thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 232ndLargest Governments: 236thMost Influential: 253rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 253rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 330thMost Advanced Public Transport: 447thHighest Average Incomes: 488thMost Valuable International Artwork: 511thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 547thLongest Average Lifespans: 567thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 883rdHighest Economic Output: 925thLowest Crime Rates: 1,056thMost Armed: 1,249thMost Efficient Economies: 1,347thMost Cultured: 1,723rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,819thTop
Rudest Citizens: 4,972ndLargest Welfare Programs: 5,412thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,740thNudest: 6,890thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,057thMost Income Equality: 11,986thTop
Largest Populations: 12,723rdMost Conservative: 16,947th
Most Primitive: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 15th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 16th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 22nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 40th in the regionMost Armed: 40th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 54th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 59th in the regionMost Influential: 77th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 80th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 84th in the regionMost Cultured: 87th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 114th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 223rd in the regionNudest: 243rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 266th in the regionLargest Populations: 271st in the regionRudest Citizens: 271st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 498th in the regionMost Income Equality: 542nd in the regionMost Conservative: 821st in the region

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