Spotlight on:

National Flag

The Unified Empire of Mersdon

“Forwards Towards the Guns!”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Location: The Free Nations Region

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Unified Empire of Mersdon is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Willem van Oranje with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, anti-smoking policies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cheerful population of 5.29 billion Mersidonians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Benedict-on-Sea. The average income tax rate is 98.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Mersidonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,115 trillion Blue-Guldenmarks a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 210,902 Blue-Guldenmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle, nothing gets the party jumping like Emperor Willem van Oranje specifying how high, becoming a missionary is a sure-fire route to martyrdom, and modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mersdon's national animal is the chicken, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Mersidonian Saints-Worship.

Mersdon is ranked 3,543rd in the world and 12th in The Free Nations Region for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 7,398.13 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Developed: 1,048thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,271stHealthiest Citizens: 1,281stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,318thBest Weather: 1,341stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,497thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,553rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,623rdNicest Citizens: 1,696thMost Inclusive: 1,779thMost Cultured: 1,821stLowest Crime Rates: 1,847thTop
Smartest Citizens: 2,084thSafest: 2,107thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,109thLargest Governments: 2,143rdHighest Poor Incomes: 2,210thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,364thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,590thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,613thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,788thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,956thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,543rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,648thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,798thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,949thHighest Average Incomes: 5,418thMost Pacifist: 5,562ndMost Rebellious Youth: 6,513thRudest Citizens: 6,608thMost Efficient Economies: 7,225thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,693rdMost Secular: 8,312thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,549thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,369thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,482ndMost Subsidized Industry: 13,257thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,809thHighest Economic Output: 15,087th
Most Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 12th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 14th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 14th in the regionRudest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Pacifist: 21st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 26th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 29th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 30th in the regionMost Secular: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 35th in the regionLargest Populations: 35th in the regionNudest: 42nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 43rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 18 » Tricastinie, Decitealis, Xurisha, Grand Abaco, Ratakosha, Literian, Narvatus, My Nation, Sulivannia, Montserrat Republic, Gufand, Alphabeth, Emaha, Pathon, Heaveria, Stmagos, BBoss, and Novostia.