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The Meritocratic Island of Neptide

“Neutrality or Death!”

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Location: The New Meritocracy

Regional Influence: Handshaker


The Meritocratic Island of Neptide is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minister Laconicus with a fair hand, and renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, keen interest in outer space, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic population of 22.366 billion Neptideans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Environment, and Education. The average income tax rate is 72.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Neptidean economy, worth a remarkable 1,635 trillion New Merits a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Gambling. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 73,133 New Merits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The number of students attending university has reached a record high, billions of New Merits are being poured into a space program, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, and refugees from other nations are flocking to Neptide's border. Crime is well under control. Neptide's national animal is the Dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Hellenismos.

Neptide is ranked 249,465th in the world and 11th in The New Meritocracy for Most Avoided, scoring 1.02 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Largest Welfare Programs: 2,872ndMost Rebellious Youth: 4,123rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,419thLargest Populations: 7,576thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,779thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,544thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,069thHighest Economic Output: 12,419thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,540thBest Weather: 12,637thTop
Most Stationary: 15,541stMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,809thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,568thMost Cultured: 17,613thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,031stMost Advanced Public Education: 23,175thHighest Food Quality: 24,325thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 24,817thNicest Citizens: 25,220thHighest Average Tax Rates: 25,364thMost Developed: 25,984thLongest Average Lifespans: 26,269thMost Pacifist: 26,667th
Largest Welfare Programs: 1st in the region

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