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The Alliance of Smugglers and Mercs

“Fight until the end”

Category: Democratic Socialists
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Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Location: 10000 Islands

Regional Influence: Newcomer


The Alliance of Smugglers and Mercs is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by apemax with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, free-roaming dinosaurs, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, cheerful population of 31.841 billion Smugglers and Mercsians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Smugglers and Mercs City. The average income tax rate is 99.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Smugglers and Mercsian economy, worth a remarkable 6,021 trillion pounds a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 189,119 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians preface their speeches with a declaration that any resemblance to speeches given by individuals living or dead is purely coincidental, internet ads promising "hot singles in your area" are even less accurate than they used to be, the government officially wants you to slow down and speak more clearly, and a shocking number of estate planners are beneficiaries of their clients' wills. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Smugglers and Mercs's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is a major religion.

Smugglers and Mercs is ranked 241,990th in the world and 1,396th in 10000 Islands for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring zero on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 52ndHealthiest Citizens: 60thBest Weather: 65thMost Developed: 67thLongest Average Lifespans: 76thNicest Citizens: 113thHighest Food Quality: 139thMost Compassionate Citizens: 163rdMost Inclusive: 182ndMost Beautiful Environments: 205thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 220thMost Pacifist: 238thLeast Corrupt Governments: 293rdMost Cultured: 333rdSafest: 398thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 683rdLowest Crime Rates: 689thLargest Welfare Programs: 711thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,033rdSmartest Citizens: 1,204thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,324thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,432ndMost Efficient Economies: 1,481stMost Advanced Public Education: 1,612thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,641stHighest Economic Output: 1,822ndLargest Governments: 2,428thLargest Populations: 2,547thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 3,155thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,274thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,057thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,263rdHighest Average Incomes: 8,602ndMost Secular: 8,895thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,851stMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,445thTop
Most Income Equality: 16,543rdMost Patriotic: 18,811thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,513thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,593rd
Most Developed: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 14th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 17th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Populations: 23rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 27th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 30th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 33rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 33rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 33rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 38th in the regionLargest Governments: 40th in the regionMost Income Equality: 62nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 68th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 68th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 71st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 75th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 100th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 126th in the regionMost Secular: 142nd in the region

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