by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 617th Most Influential: 1,900th Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,559th
The Oriental Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
HuŠngdž wŗnsuž!
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population740 million


CurrencyTousunai Dollar
AnimalRed Panda

The Oriental Empire of Merlovich is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space, avowedly heterosexual populace, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 740 million Merlovichans 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 medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Law & Order, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tousunai. The average income tax rate is 54.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Merlovichian economy, worth 93.2 trillion Tousunai Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 125,975 Tousunai Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

Exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, when people ask what the difference is between politicians and lawyers they are referred to document c15(iv) section 14.1 subsection 3.2 of the Jan 2015 political category definition guidance codes, the diplomatic corps tends to open negotiations by insulting all the foreigners in the room, and Merlovich is notorious for its citizens' infidelity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merlovich's national animal is the Red Panda, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Merlovich is ranked 46,295th in the world and 1,709th in The East Pacific for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 54.52 Effective Tax Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 617thTop
Most Influential: 1,900thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,559thRudest Citizens: 5,617thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,491stTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 10,239thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,410thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,403rdMost Developed: 15,694thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,865thMost Efficient Economies: 16,492nd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 41st in the regionTop
Most Influential: 127th in the regionRudest Citizens: 150th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 195th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 238th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 270th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 280th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 390th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 408th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 412th in the regionMost Developed: 482nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 498th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 519th in the regionMost Armed: 524th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 540th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 567th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 572nd in the regionLargest Governments: 596th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 597th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 696th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Merlovich, Merlovich is notorious for its citizens' infidelity.
  • : Following new legislation in Merlovich, the diplomatic corps tends to open negotiations by insulting all the foreigners in the room.
  • : Merlovich was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Merlovich, when people ask what the difference is between politicians and lawyers they are referred to document c15(iv) section 14.1 subsection 3.2 of the Jan 2015 political category definition guidance codes.
  • : Following new legislation in Merlovich, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting.
  • : Following new legislation in Merlovich, the government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress.
  • : Merlovich changed its national animal to "Red Panda" and its currency to "Tousunai Dollar".
  • : Merlovich changed its national motto to "HuŠngdž wŗnsuž!".
  • : Merlovich changed its national capital to "Tousunai" and its nation type to "Oriental Empire".
  • : Merlovich altered its national flag.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 188 » The Sacred Whale, Wiranath, Dreamersistan, The Almighty Country, Fedele, Squid Ruinosa, VoyKovie, Socialist Holy American Empire, A Slanted Black Stripe, Drunken Seal Islands, Boal Pey Sovelogland, Areast, Unger under over, Illen Falis, H-Zhena, The Underwood Industrial Empire, Kampf Empire, New Arion Pean, Bacon Land, Brotherland, Servants of Gizmo, Aeneas Prime, Goodnamesarerare, Southern Yugoslavia, Rhealaliit, Elejamie, Bai Lung, Biggstonia, Ribanzi, Ver Norge, Kaigi, Ye Olde Country of Yore, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Am Echad, Lanagon, Kagorg Bra Corna, ReeK, The Holy Empire of Moronica, Thyaclinia, Akorial, Harapan, Headpat Central, Greater New Islew, Birdbow, Axdel, Aelitia, Harro Waarudho, Hizuru, Roissyland, Free sovereign Soviet socialist republic, and 138 others.Reformed Mankind Institutes, Jimboland, Squarist Republic of Squaria, Skandinavistan, Mundiferrum, British Calradia, Danesopia, Blazing Samaritan, Kervewth, Bons Boofer, Aristortia, United China Nation, Danelaw Scandinavia, Shinnokawa, Ciggie Smallistan, The Happian Union, Marrico, Endertopias, Cantonese Union, Midwestern States of USA, Marcoz0, Mogambotopia, Republic of Berzerkistan, Someseni, The Romanum Legio, Norjis, Kucia, Fraxhemark, Fanderia, The Empire of Rijelv, Federated States of Zootron, Tim Stark, Aden Dimities, Wizardonia, Actoperma, Bytes, Elsweyr Land, Peatiktist, Furnifold, Solestia, Peoples United Republic of Exumis, Arkantis, FreedomDive, Bullpups, Wendelandia, Survivoristan, Redfoos Irrelevancy, The New Wisconsin Empire, Pakitsk, Adavan, Dragonia, Elkenian, Nysa Arcadia, New Taranaki, Slys Paws, CopyCato, VW53Aland, Sansangra, Chols Worithopia, Asendavia, Davelands, Gorbastan, Enlil, Davinhia, Osterreich und Ungarn, New Leganes, Bortalandet, Kriov, Yumaka, Not Sealand, Lejon Stad, Imperial Akatsuki, The All Male Hot Tub, Sericena, TURKEYISM, Froplondia, Calcestruzzo, Choushuu, Federal Unity, Roliganistan, NORVORNIA, Yutogolan, Mer Dieu, Sadinata, Janoobi Jazair, Neruch, Splena, Khurn Empire, Allanzo, The Solar Ottomans, Shantan, The Earth Systems Alliance, La Isla Nueva, Ostronesia, Impia Aghte, Ming-Qing, Layngderfleethe, Mobumasu, Free Peoples Republic of Sandir, Arkhadimia, Pightinbotanoffen, Betremia, Oskoldia, Our Gods, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Kublam, Ravendi, Just Vale 2, Urimel, Pixeltopia, East Malaysia, Ellsonian Dominion, Gemookul, Solarfall, Fernaldepah, Bachtendekuppen, Sonictopia, Riveraland, Nhiteria, Eastern Hyront Scasssen, Adolanta, Xobalon, Amjedia, Restoration of Eastern Kaiserreich, Veron, New Haverland, Bilanda, The Angel of Charity, Slui, Jam Suppz, Indymerica, Germansberg, Catiania, Sterianiha, Yaguo, The Holy Utopian Republic, Babcocia, and Talitoa.

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