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The Alliance of Smugglers and Mercs

“Fight until the end”

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

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 notable for its national health service, free-roaming dinosaurs, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, cheerful population of 27.597 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 Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Smugglers and Mercs City. The average income tax rate is 96.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Smugglers and Mercsian economy, worth a remarkable 4,005 trillion pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Information Technology industry. Average income is an impressive 145,157 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Mandatory updates on software drivers often bring life to a halt, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, every workday begins with group therapy, and only AIs know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable 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 3,613th in the world and 54th in 10000 Islands for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 96.13 Effective Tax Rate.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 57thHealthiest Citizens: 67thBest Weather: 68thMost Developed: 72ndLongest Average Lifespans: 87thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 138thNicest Citizens: 148thMost Compassionate Citizens: 238thMost Beautiful Environments: 245thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 263rdMost Inclusive: 274thMost Pacifist: 350thMost Cultured: 370thLeast Corrupt Governments: 512thSafest: 750thMost Rebellious Youth: 856thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,236thLowest Crime Rates: 1,244thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,250thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,354thSmartest Citizens: 1,796thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 2,227thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,272ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,640thHighest Economic Output: 2,677thLargest Populations: 2,736thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,796thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,613thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,688thLargest Governments: 5,786thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,525thTop
Most Secular: 12,059thMost Income Equality: 12,338thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,366thHighest Average Incomes: 14,668thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,238th
Most Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionSafest: 17th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 18th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 22nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 23rd in the regionLargest Populations: 24th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 30th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 40th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 42nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 44th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 48th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 49th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 54th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 55th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 79th in the regionLargest Governments: 82nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 95th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 102nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 174th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 189th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 2 » Kuriko and Krystalveil.