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Healthiest Citizens: 1,972ndMost Cultured: 2,819thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,145th
The Queendom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Merigold Laurent
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population8.342 billion

LeaderMerigold Laurent


The Queendom of Merigold is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Merigold Laurent with an even hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, anti-smoking policies, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, hard-working, cheerful population of 8.342 billion Merigoldians 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 relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint-Laurent. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 26.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Merigoldian economy, worth a remarkable 1,402 trillion mongolds a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 168,164 mongolds, with the richest citizens earning 7.0 times as much as the poorest.

Protests are legal but strictly supervised, the Supreme Court vehemently protects civil rights and the right to privacy, sex education has become an intricate maze of stick figures and complex metaphors, and a well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merigold's national animal is the cat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Merigold is ranked 175,312th in the world and 992nd in Europeia for Least Corrupt Governments, with 90.96 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Healthiest Citizens: 1,972ndTop
Most Cultured: 2,819thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,145thMost Influential: 3,390thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,480thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,753rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,825thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,043rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,267thLargest Retail Industry: 4,526thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,785thBest Weather: 5,094thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,737thMost Developed: 6,091stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,524thSmartest Citizens: 6,832ndNicest Citizens: 8,364thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,535thHighest Average Incomes: 10,074thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,201stTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 11,347thHighest Economic Output: 11,456thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,635thLowest Crime Rates: 12,039thMost Efficient Economies: 13,950thMost Average: 19,291stLargest Governments: 20,898th
Most Average: 12th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 31st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 31st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 38th in the regionMost Cultured: 41st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 42nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 45th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 51st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 51st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 53rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 57th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 66th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 81st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 90th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 91st in the regionMost Developed: 95th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 101st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 101st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 110th in the regionNicest Citizens: 114th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Merigold was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Merigold, a well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate.
  • : Following new legislation in Merigold, sex education has become an intricate maze of stick figures and complex metaphors.
  • : Following new legislation in Merigold, the Supreme Court vehemently protects civil rights and the right to privacy.
  • : Following new legislation in Merigold, protests are legal but strictly supervised.
  • : Following new legislation in Merigold, society and government have been organized according to a feudal hierarchy.
  • : Merigold voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Blood Sports".
  • : Merigold was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Kingdom of Stargard.
  • : Following new legislation in Merigold, bizarre-looking creatures called 'catdogs' dominate wildlife preserves.
  • : Following new legislation in Merigold, recognizing the Merigoldian flag qualifies you for citizenship.


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