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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 945thMost Influential: 1,588thMost Armed: 3,429th
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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Merlovich

Population3.437 billion

CapitalMelbourne
LeaderAli MacKillop
FaithChristianity

CurrencyMerlovichan Dollar
AnimalKangaroo

The G'day G'day G'day of Merlovich is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Ali MacKillop with an even hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, digital currency, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 3.437 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, with Education, Industry, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Melbourne. The average income tax rate is 78.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Merlovichian economy, worth 518 trillion Merlovichan Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 150,902 Merlovichan Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children are given a short jail sentence, pallbearers at military funerals dive for cover when they hear the three-volley salute, gossip magazines have pictures of Ali MacKillop sunbathing on the beach with political rivals, and reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merlovich's national animal is the Kangaroo, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, and its national religion is Christianity.

Merlovich is ranked 15,376th in the world and 428th in The East Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 90.56 Years.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 945thMost Influential: 1,588thTop
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Most Armed: 3,429thRudest Citizens: 6,260thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,731stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,635thMost Efficient Economies: 8,695thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,516thLowest Crime Rates: 10,033rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,177thMost Developed: 10,203rdMost Subsidized Industry: 10,439thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 10,837thLargest Governments: 11,040thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,581stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,952ndHighest Average Incomes: 13,268thSmartest Citizens: 13,530thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,768thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,376thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,597thLargest Retail Industry: 16,514thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,512thMost Cultured: 18,585thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,118th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 55th in the regionMost Influential: 63rd in the regionMost Armed: 79th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 138th in the regionRudest Citizens: 175th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 204th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 211th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 247th in the regionLargest Governments: 255th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 268th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 276th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 276th in the regionMost Developed: 287th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 316th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 316th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 341st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 343rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 344th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 418th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 428th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 450th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 471st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 472nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 501st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 507th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 612th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 620th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 662nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 675th in the regionLargest Black Market: 679th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 692nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 716th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 773rd in the regionLargest Populations: 794th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 879th in the region

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