by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 618th Most Influential: 914th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,708th
The Principality of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
Peace and Justice
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population1.307 billion


The Principality of Mercandia is a massive, orderly nation, renowned for its ban on automobiles, anti-smoking policies, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.307 billion Mercandians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 45.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Mercandian economy, worth 121 trillion marks a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Cheese Exports, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 93,270 marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Legitimate job descriptions now include "smiling and waving", trade deals are born to the sound of a royal woman's anguished screams, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend, and teenage girls in knee-length surfer shorts have become a cultural icon of Mercandia. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mercandia's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Mercandia is ranked 160,197th in the world and 8,836th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 69.92 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 618thMost Influential: 914thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,708thBest Weather: 7,213thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,922ndTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,627thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,501stMost Beautiful Environments: 10,755thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,815thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,785thLowest Crime Rates: 14,883rdMost Authoritarian: 16,060thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,569thHealthiest Citizens: 16,640th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 161st in the regionMost Influential: 373rd in the regionBest Weather: 382nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 392nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 406th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 415th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 437th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 461st in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 583rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 602nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 724th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 753rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 773rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 805th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 894th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 898th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 905th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Mercandia, teenage girls in knee-length surfer shorts have become a cultural icon of Mercandia.
  • : Following new legislation in Mercandia, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend.
  • : Following new legislation in Mercandia, trade deals are born to the sound of a royal woman's anguished screams.
  • : Mercandia was endorsed by The Republic of Elder Realms.
  • : Following new legislation in Mercandia, legitimate job descriptions now include "smiling and waving".
  • : Mercandia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Mercandia, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded.
  • : Following new legislation in Mercandia, prisoners pray grey skies are gonna clear up.
  • : Mercandia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Mercandia, homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 203 » Territorio di Nessuno, Shibutani, El Fiji Grande, Siwale, Corfad, Shin-Hachioji, Pallaith, The Rhein States, PlanetPunk, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Sundred, Sunto, Kwaj, Bayern-Straubing, New Bremerton, Notyoutopia, Koda-Land, Dar es Saalam, THX1138, Kyrianian, United Draconia, AGoodPlace, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Shadowrik, Abrickhouse, Zeternia, Malta Comino Gozo, Alice Gardens, Lemonbiscuits, Acrabinnia, The Gamer Party, The United States of Romania, German Holy Roman Empire, Q w e r t y, Buckerino, Snoodum, Walter Jackson, Nogori, Ibiscaton, Ice and Tinian, Lunallian, Elgaland-Vargaland, Yarecir, Sanjurika, The Iron Lions, Zokk, Zupla, Selfgradatude, Yummy Blubber, and 153 others.Ethnon, New Lakemba, New Pruessen, ZimRobwe, The Reorganized Sith Empire, Yukti, The Lucky but Unfortunate Wanderers, Holy Oranz, Ninjak30, The Serdey Islands, Sil Dorsett, The Kyziban Islands, Amerian States, Amestris-Britannia, Niradans, Arstungry, Amauri, Daiz, Frances Francis the First of France, Indiana Hoosier nation, National Goats, Cyrenayca, Arthur Bomber Harris, Crodaria, Ausnakulia, Gintu, Arimbia, Gurou, Dadastan Archipelago, Spartoptia, Aroa, Kulgatha, Wineclaw, Newpromisedland, Universal State Formula, Beagles Reborn, Titanianapolis, Guyomartand, Ostrinios, East Supple Lund, Central Ryal, Former English Colony, General COE, SORT, The True Crusaders, Blackphir, Agharya, Vincone Cae, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, The Teddy, Bonjoura, Valhalla123, Votak Matim, Sinelona, Californian Redwood, Wilkshire, Uganda Knuckles UK, North Bratislava, Kasazzastan, Omnistria, Sakaryata, Wunderstrafanstalt, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Kobagia, Agrauron, Diodone, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Bearical, Ka Ching, Australiland, Unsophisticate, Hong Kong Empire, Federation Terra Australis, Black Templares, Outer Egorniand, Ethereal Expanse, SillyString, Empy, Dreadton, The Pantheons, Xentherida, Zumlandia, The Windmilluminati, The South Falls, Maott, Boltang, New Eleria, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Pasargad, Steraz, The Sinclarian Provinces, COCONUT-CITY, Alunya, Moubarakistan, Ainsworth, Ozstan, Atain, Ieprus, Suicidistan, Guer Aike, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Justanistan, Ofemerica, Egalico, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Torakuen, Joodey, Ara Antrizuls, Guslantis, The Notorious Mad Jack, Novare Res, Racoda, VarDrade, Saturns Edge, Norostilors, Partax, Misuvelia, Zemnaya Svoboda, Orven, Peldorn, Jasminlandia, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Sea Ghost, Trillius, Marijuana Haven, Kirostan, Norvayopia, Haor Chall, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Unimaginable Doom, Ejhsa, Seidr Wyrd, Liberum Mundi, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, Lomjia, 1 very fast endotarter, Aratani, Ikea Rike, Miruma, Free Azzaca, Vikingiarchy, British Pacific Islands, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Castle Federation, Noahs Second Country, Test for a new hope, and Elder Realms.

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