The Principality of Merkez is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 449 million Merkezians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Environment, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Merkez. The average income tax rate is 78.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The Merkezian economy, worth 23.3 trillion Gold Coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is 51,989 Gold Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
There is a heavy social stigma attached to e-cigarettes, foreign policy often involves bullwhips and leather, high school boys are required to pass vigorous self-mastery and sensitivity training to graduate, and the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Merkez after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merkez's national animal is the Panda, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Merkez was endorsed by The Fanciful Tales of Refuge Isle.
- : Merkez was endorsed by The United Socialist States of Coruh.
- : Merkez was endorsed by The Free Land of Santa Dystopia.
- : Merkez was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
- : Merkez voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Fair Arbitration Act".
- : Merkez endorsed The Wirdows Defender of Wiranath.
- : Merkez endorsed The Weed-choked lawn of A mean old man.
- : Merkez endorsed The Bitdefender of The Atlae Isles.
- : Merkez endorsed The Federal Republic of BuciLand.
- : Following new legislation in Merkez, the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Merkez after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax.
Endorsements Received: 35 » VW53Aland, Axdel, Liberstankonia, H-Zhena, Zukchiva, Libertanny, NorthLuxeland, Brotherland, Todd McCloud, Dragons Blood, Pakitsk, Asendavia, East Malaysia, The Three States of Fortuna, The Eternal Land of Jong, ReeK, Ridann, Tretrid, Aivintis, Staynes, Evrigenis, Oofery, Eudinity, Technocratic Tagalog, Arilokina, Mays Austrian Nation, Modra, Republic of Berzerkistan, Lingu, Wiranath, A mean old man, BuciLand, Santa Dystopia, Coruh, and Refuge Isle.