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The Oriental Empire of Merlovich

“HuŠngdž wŗnsuž!”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Location: The East Pacific

Regional Influence: Squire

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The Oriental Empire of Merlovich is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Empress Zetian with an even hand, and notable for its public floggings, otherworldly petting zoo, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 1.114 billion Merlovichans are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Industry, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tousunai. The average income tax rate is 71.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Merlovichian economy, worth 160 trillion Tousunai Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 143,715 Tousunai Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.

Breast milk is being redistributed from each according to their ability to each according to their need, reporters sent to cover suspected UFO visits come back with stories about quilting bees, the legislature keeps promising "more study" of corruption allegations against the parliamentary whip system, and the dead fish in the national rivers aren't decomposing because even bacteria can't survive the levels of toxicity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merlovich's national animal is the Red Panda, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Chi-Mun.

Merlovich is ranked 23,784th in the world and 620th in The East Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 2,804.63 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 774thMost Influential: 1,216thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,085thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,296thRudest Citizens: 6,810thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,617thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 8,823rdMost Corrupt Governments: 9,056thLargest Retail Industry: 9,157thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,435thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,494thMost Efficient Economies: 11,269thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,007thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,381stHighest Average Incomes: 14,288thLargest Governments: 14,886thLowest Crime Rates: 15,193rdMost Developed: 16,414th
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Most Influential: 44th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 44th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 124th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 126th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 161st in the regionRudest Citizens: 176th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 198th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 202nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 213th in the regionLargest Black Market: 260th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 269th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 280th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 286th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 292nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 294th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 362nd in the regionLargest Governments: 380th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 399th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 483rd in the regionMost Developed: 484th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 490th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 502nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 513th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 527th in the regionMost Armed: 565th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 581st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 620th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 658th in the regionMost Cultured: 661st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 672nd in the region

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