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The Kingdom of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
Brillez de mille feux pour un avenir unifiť!
The High King Of Meravon
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Meravon

Population1.372 billion

CapitalGerhardt
LeaderThe High King Of Meravon
FaithBannisterism

CurrencySignets
AnimalArctic Fox

The Kingdom of Meravon is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The High King Of Meravon with an iron fist, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, keen interest in outer space, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.372 billion Meravonians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gerhardt. The average income tax rate is 86.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Meravonian economy, worth 186 trillion Signets a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 135,738 Signets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Warfare increasingly resembles a video game, people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety, the government funds large training centres to turn Arctic Foxes into functioning members of society, and the Great Pyramid of Gerhardt can be seen from miles away. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Meravon's national animal is the Arctic Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Bannisterism.

Meravon is ranked 65,695th in the world and 542nd in 10000 Islands for Most Extreme, scoring 23.62 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 6,077thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,143rdMost Influential: 6,244thHealthiest Citizens: 7,248thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,548thMost Developed: 8,000thLowest Crime Rates: 8,370thBest Weather: 8,422ndHighest Poor Incomes: 9,069thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,102ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,889thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,053rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,072ndLargest Governments: 10,132ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,283rdTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,956thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,145thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,700thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,204thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,593rdMost Beautiful Environments: 13,107thSmartest Citizens: 13,646thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,773rdMost Secular: 15,130thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,149thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,174thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,668thMost Efficient Economies: 15,964thHighest Average Incomes: 17,088thMost Inclusive: 19,343rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,776th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 77th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 92nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 96th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 109th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 111th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 124th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 125th in the regionMost Developed: 130th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 131st in the regionLargest Governments: 132nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 134th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 134th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 137th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 140th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 149th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 157th in the regionBest Weather: 158th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 171st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 177th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 201st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 206th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 212th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 213th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Meravon, the Great Pyramid of Gerhardt can be seen from miles away.
  • : Following new legislation in Meravon, the government funds large training centres to turn Arctic Foxes into functioning members of society.
  • : Following new legislation in Meravon, people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety.
  • : Following new legislation in Meravon, warfare increasingly resembles a video game.
  • : Meravon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Meravon, the sanitised and dull music festivals of Meravon are famed for their reasonable volume levels.
  • : Following new legislation in Meravon, city budgets are spent entirely on supporting the town royalty.
  • : Following new legislation in Meravon, crime suspects are forced to submit to blood testing.
  • : Following new legislation in Meravon, occupational wage levels are based on a crumpled napkin authored by a legendary Gerhardt bus driver.
  • : Following new legislation in Meravon, the Foreign Ministry thinks an eye for an eye is a blindingly good idea.

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