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Most Compassionate Citizens: 10,067thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,154thMost Pacifist: 10,709th
The Amphibians of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
No Corona Viruses Underwater
Mermia
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Some

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Mer-Folks for Change

Population2.17 billion

CapitalAtlantea
LeaderMermia
FaithCharm

CurrencySeashell
AnimalSeahorse

The Amphibians of Mer-Folks for Change is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Mermia with an even hand, and remarkable for its avant-garde cinema, state-planned economy, and ritual sacrifices. The compassionate, devout population of 2.17 billion Mer-Folkians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atlantea. The average income tax rate is 42.4%.

The strong Mer-Folkian economy, worth 128 trillion Seashells a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Basket Weaving, and Information Technology. Average income is 59,290 Seashells, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's children are known for being even more apathetic and cynical than their parents, the combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage, hordes of unemployed lumberjacks have resorted to cutting down utility poles to satisfy their cravings, and studio executives abandon tragic stories of star-crossed lovers because "it's been done". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mer-Folks for Change's national animal is the Seahorse, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Charm.

Mer-Folks for Change is ranked 84,057th in the world and 111th in Forest for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 1,527.6 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Compassionate Citizens: 10,067thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,154thTop
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Most Pacifist: 10,709thNicest Citizens: 10,712thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,814thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,970thBest Weather: 17,837th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 32nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 45th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Mer-Folks for Change was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Mer-Folks for Change, studio executives abandon tragic stories of star-crossed lovers because "it's been done".
  • : Following new legislation in Mer-Folks for Change, hordes of unemployed lumberjacks have resorted to cutting down utility poles to satisfy their cravings.
  • : Following new legislation in Mer-Folks for Change, the combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage.
  • : Following new legislation in Mer-Folks for Change, the nation's children are known for being even more apathetic and cynical than their parents.
  • : Following new legislation in Mer-Folks for Change, a typical peasant's life cycle leads from birth to the gallows.
  • : Mer-Folks for Change was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Following new legislation in Mer-Folks for Change, families are left homeless as entire suburbs are bulldozed on the whim of tribal chiefs.
  • : Following new legislation in Mer-Folks for Change, teenagers are told they're not thinking about sex enough.
  • : Following new legislation in Mer-Folks for Change, polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums.

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