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The Most Serene Republic of Merir

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Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Location: Balder

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

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The Most Serene Republic of Merir is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Supreme Evil Overlord with an even hand, and notable for its public floggings, infamous sell-swords, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 15.427 billion Merirans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mr Happys Funland. The average income tax rate is 67.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Meririan economy, worth a remarkable 2,047 trillion chelbuchebs a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 132,732 chelbuchebs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Children dream of becoming physicians and physicists, newly synthesized elements' half-lives are a million times shorter than the time it takes to say their names, the government has the power to seize property at will, and military officials are questioning the policy of ceding the nation's territory in exchange for promises not to invade it. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merir's national animal is the manta ray, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is The Order of Violet.

Merir is ranked 5,933rd in the world and 249th in Balder for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 15,985.39 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,655thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 5,933rdLargest Black Market: 6,891stNudest: 7,630thLargest Retail Industry: 7,866thHighest Economic Output: 9,290thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,314thMost Secular: 9,452ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,632ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,572ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,110thMost Efficient Economies: 12,396thTop
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Most Cultured: 12,926thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,144thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,194thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,986thMost Developed: 14,952ndMost Advanced Public Education: 16,673rdSmartest Citizens: 17,480thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,483rdLowest Crime Rates: 18,107thLargest Insurance Industry: 18,128thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,963rdLargest Populations: 19,297thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,657thMost Pacifist: 19,866thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,947thHighest Average Incomes: 20,747thLargest Governments: 22,293rdMost Influential: 25,353rd
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 61st in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 249th in the regionNudest: 277th in the regionLargest Black Market: 277th in the regionMost Influential: 309th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 327th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 384th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 390th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 399th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 421st in the regionLargest Populations: 423rd in the regionMost Secular: 444th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 481st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 482nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 496th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 499th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 518th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 617th in the regionRudest Citizens: 647th in the region

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