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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,439thMost Secular: 3,014thMost Influential: 4,463rd
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Melicorium

Population1.948 billion

CapitalChicago
LeaderPresident Stan Melix
FaithAmerionism

Currencydollar
AnimalCLEANUP

The ENDORSE BEEPEE of Melicorium is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by President Stan Melix with a fair hand, and notable for its smutty television, compulsory military service, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 1.948 billion Americans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, corrupt, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Administration, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Chicago. The average income tax rate is 91.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient American economy, worth 286 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 147,144 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Wars of expansion are described as "peacekeeping operations", books are so highly regarded in Melicorium that libraries are often revered as holy shrines, concerned environmentalists wipe away their tears with tissues sourced from Tasmanian old-growth redwoods, and ministers browse Alright! magazine for fashion tips. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Melicorium's national animal is the CLEANUP, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Amerionism.

Melicorium is ranked 12,353rd in the world and 389th in the South Pacific for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 23.93 Bank.

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Most Secular: 3,014thMost Influential: 4,463rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,767thRudest Citizens: 5,655thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,662ndMost Subsidized Industry: 6,739thMost Inclusive: 7,880thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,035thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,169thLargest Governments: 9,226thMost Efficient Economies: 10,984thMost Developed: 11,267thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 12,353rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,456thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,241stSmartest Citizens: 13,280thLargest Black Market: 13,956thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,136thHighest Average Incomes: 14,649thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,323rdMost Advanced Public Education: 16,236thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,734thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,946thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,150thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,380thMost Politically Free: 20,143rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,843rdLargest Retail Industry: 21,254thMost Income Equality: 21,939thLargest Publishing Industry: 22,719th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 31st in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 107th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 128th in the regionRudest Citizens: 186th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 192nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 196th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 240th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 245th in the regionLargest Governments: 250th in the regionMost Politically Free: 257th in the regionMost Inclusive: 270th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 282nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 320th in the regionMost Developed: 352nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 389th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 396th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 412th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 419th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 423rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 426th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 509th in the regionMost Influential: 516th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 521st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 529th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 539th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 552nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 580th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 632nd in the regionMost Cultured: 676th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 678th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 686th in the regionNudest: 717th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 760th in the regionMost Armed: 773rd in the region

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