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Most Efficient Economies: 176thMost Rebellious Youth: 213thMost Subsidized Industry: 217th
The Technically Free ♻ Land of
Capitalist Paradise Corporate Slave State
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Meropis

Population17.982 billion

CapitalAnostos
LeaderThe Leader
FaithThe Truth

CurrencyPompa
AnimalZombie

The Technically Free ♻ Land of Meropis is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The Leader with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 17.982 billion Meropisians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Industry, with Education, Environment, and Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Anostos. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Meropisian economy, worth a remarkable 5,821 trillion Pompas a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Gambling, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 323,741 Pompas, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,289,186 per year while the poor average 54,762, a ratio of 23.5 to 1.

Nuclear warheads are frequently launched into space as a warning to invading meteoroids, the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters, the government is spending millions on 'trust campaigns' in an effort to win back the public's support, and university graduates and new home-owners toil in labour camps to work off their debts. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Meropis's national animal is the Zombie, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Truth.

Meropis is ranked 1,136th in the world and 14th in Europe for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 662.52 Bank.

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Most Efficient Economies: 176thMost Rebellious Youth: 213thMost Subsidized Industry: 217thLargest Information Technology Sector: 269thRudest Citizens: 313thMost Armed: 455thMost Scientifically Advanced: 505thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 595thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 616thMost Secular: 627thHighest Crime Rates: 630thHighest Disposable Incomes: 683rdLargest Gambling Industry: 838thMost Beautiful Environments: 858thMost Cultured: 1,070thSmartest Citizens: 1,124thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,136thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,266thHighest Economic Output: 1,584thHighest Average Incomes: 1,668thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,014thMost Influential: 2,174thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,242ndTop
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Most Developed: 2,465thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,700thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,767thLargest Black Market: 3,319thMost Inclusive: 3,372ndLargest Governments: 4,439thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,609thBest Weather: 5,254thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,027thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,096thHealthiest Citizens: 8,160thLargest Retail Industry: 8,477thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,184thLargest Populations: 10,273rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,146thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,397thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,589thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,808thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 15,816th
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionMost Secular: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 20th in the regionLargest Black Market: 21st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 25th in the regionMost Cultured: 26th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 29th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 32nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 33rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 39th in the regionLargest Populations: 41st in the regionMost Developed: 44th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 47th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 50th in the regionLargest Governments: 58th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 64th in the regionMost Inclusive: 68th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 76th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 77th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 78th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 80th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 89th in the regionBest Weather: 103rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 118th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 125th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 260 » Thracia and Crimea, North of Americas, Invernessia, ENOTRIA, Evergreen Keys, Seims, GanymedEuropa, Canovium, Kurfuerstentum Brandenburg-Mecklenburg, Armbruster, Equatorial Zone, Saint Pallas, Leiningerland, Slavonia and Srijem, Regnum Italiae, Eastern Greenlands, Enway, Afandar, Maritzal, Maanenland, The Twelve Nations of Eastern Europe, Thracia Republic, Hunas, Old World Order, Eritei, Super Happy Land, Boldia, Sicilian Imperial-Capitalist Empire, Saiwania, Rivierenland, Escalver, The Scandinavian Realm, Kardjali, Dalmannia, Galway-Dublin, Yahlia, Northern German Federation, Parliamentary Laramidia, New Touraine, The Reunited Yugoslavs, Domton, Grodisze, Ostermarch, Nardin, Chronus, Martelon, Rogueda, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, The Haven of Corporations, Umeria, and 210 others.Dark Matter, Outer Sparta, Gerarvania, IllyrianAlbania, Azitupia, Abject Ludicrosity, Saint Domingo, Dauershire, Apabeossie, Prussian-Union, Hverland, Ostrogotharum Praeeminebat, Shaor, Diets, Romana Imperium de Italia, Esvonia, Weeddialvon, Jim the Baptist, Jahass, Ausvelt, Wiener-Neustadt, South Douninitia, Brakanistan, Wombelland, Elisabethshagen, Neuchateau, NorthPortugal, Puerto Thelosia, Cherised Lands of Galicia, Irminsulia, Athens But Better, Moravian-Silesian Kingdom, The Champions League, Walfo, Linkisheer, Imperium Anglorum, Mons Graupius, Flippydippy123, Falvaard, Nevelja, Dipretorian, Gor Kebab, Monkistan, Nea Europa, Rotenstein, Yoannes, Northwest Isles, Quentenia, The Seven Provinces, Durlia, Slovanov, Leranditale, Francitanie, Termasek, Hafrsa, Snowfeld, An Clar, The New Nordic Union, Ivernia, Bombastion, Socialist Balkans, Weltbeherrschung, Toaddia, Novabritannia, St Scarlett, Soviet Taoistan, Republic of Satherland, Adamites, Leszno, Greater Tomland, Lohika, Ansington, Ventelia, Crestphalia, The Mongol Plain, Purgatio, Socialist Soviet Armenia, Wessex and Cornwall, Cytadela, Lyallpur, Lieges, Chioganah, Germany Third Reich, Thils, Exori Vis, Jamesreich, The New Mexican Confederation, Owlograd, The Kingdom of Denmark, Velosia, Godefargen, Destyntine, Arorska, Demon666, The-British-Isles, Betasia, Socialist Benelux, Vostokian Union, British Norklon, Cath Slar, Savinecross, Greater Icelandia, Rawando, Abalucia, Nieuw Gent, Kadict, Aragonja, Great Hanover, Mallesia, Pilipinas and Malaya, Dorenstad, Hylandian Republic, New Eestiball, Zanexlan, Heermiinaa, Estellan, South St Maarten, Epistimi Evimeria, Skorvalia, Ashckar, Arguistan, Alternan, Pinenses, Nuweland, New Hevania, Migurson, BETTER CANADA, Corsovica, Anskerdank, Turkenia, Kanokla, San Guglielmo, Someseni, Titoist Yugoslavia, Wollaberg, The Great Owen, Rhinowolf, Amicities, The States of Texas and Arkansas, United Communes of Chile, Bluemerica, Tristinity, Trixeland, The United England, Great New Sealand, Transthysciam, The New Dawn Imperium, Rheinland-Westphalia, Ti-yor, Corosky, Iseverynametaken, New Roseland, Christian Terra, Kyrica, Uzbek Khan, Catlania, Armra, Valtrona, Eski, Elania Kingdom, Anglo-Francios, New Lorlshinialand, Anglo-Bergany, Asparagusia, Parocoloa, Gluria, Hanover-Westphalia, Eco-Paris Reformation, Olympinus, Mynox, Sybacai, Kasmirna, Othenhiem, Xhorvatska, Ithersta, Linsenmitspaetzlistan, A Thousand Mosquitoes, Nova Babilonia, Mariannie, Berlin and Potsdam, Greater Dragunovia, Woschia, South Villotla, Masurmel, New Rocland, Jebatga, Northwest North Dakota, Gelais, Cannystan, Gliesetonia, Kapka, Mega City 9, Bareu, Historically accurate land of memes, San Forya, Nuevo Europa, United Penguin States of Antarctica, Lizberzand, Kase, Brittany Normandy Aquitaine, United Kingdoms of Scandinavia, Brodeus, The Albanian Provinces, Neurks Boodal, Thanianberg, Sonnenstadt, Zulrich, Danubenia, Stromia, and Maalat.

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