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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 816thMost Influential: 1,194thMost Armed: 3,704th
The Militariat Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Forward, together as one.
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Merlovich

Population3.958 billion

CapitalMelbourne
LeaderAli MacKillop
FaithNo Official Religion

CurrencyMerlovichan Dollar
AnimalKangaroo

The Militariat Republic of Merlovich is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Ali MacKillop with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, infamous sell-swords, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 3.958 billion 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, Industry, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Melbourne. The average income tax rate is 78.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Merlovichian economy, worth 607 trillion Merlovichan Dollars a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 153,591 Merlovichan Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

One tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber, posters on 'Merlovichian Values' advise against being proud of Merlovich, economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year, and high school bands practice by moonlight. 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 Kangaroo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is No Official Religion.

Merlovich is ranked 46,683rd in the world and 1,622nd in The East Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 613.75 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 816thMost Influential: 1,194thTop
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Most Armed: 3,704thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,723rdRudest Citizens: 5,994thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,272ndHighest Poor Incomes: 8,236thMost Efficient Economies: 8,570thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,803rdLowest Crime Rates: 9,715thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,748thMost Developed: 10,187thLargest Governments: 10,806thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,221stTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 11,772ndHighest Average Incomes: 12,852ndSmartest Citizens: 13,322ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,445thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,592ndLongest Average Lifespans: 14,854thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,031stMost Corrupt Governments: 16,754thMost Cultured: 18,601stMost Advanced Public Education: 18,671stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,855thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,524thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,264thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 21,505thLargest Retail Industry: 22,195th
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Most Influential: 41st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 44th in the regionMost Armed: 88th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 154th in the regionRudest Citizens: 160th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 189th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 207th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 226th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 249th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 260th in the regionLargest Governments: 266th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 281st in the regionMost Developed: 297th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 310th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 335th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 338th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 350th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 352nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 405th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 436th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 440th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 455th in the regionMost Cultured: 502nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 523rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 567th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 577th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 640th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 687th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 713th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 714th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 720th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 723rd in the regionLargest Populations: 756th in the region

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