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Rudest Citizens: 5,121stLargest Retail Industry: 5,884thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,923rd
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Merulla

Population1.564 billion

CapitalPoseidonia
LeaderKing Arthur VII
FaithSecular State

CurrencyTrident
Animalhorse

The Great Kingdom of Merulla is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by King Arthur VII with an even hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, compulsory military service, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 1.564 billion Merulleans are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Poseidonia. The average income tax rate is 36.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Merullean economy, worth 203 trillion Tridents a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Tourism. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 130,311 Tridents, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools, polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums, state-sanctioned torture is okay so long as there's no icky blood, and spontaneous nocturnal decapitation is considered 'death by natural causes' for enemies of Merulla. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merulla's national animal is the horse and its national religion is Secular State.

Merulla is ranked 53,897th in the world and 6th in Great Aureania for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 2.76 Bank.

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Rudest Citizens: 5,121stLargest Retail Industry: 5,884thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,923rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,357thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,370thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 12,684thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,210thMost Efficient Economies: 14,345thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,672ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,936thMost Developed: 17,403rdLargest Publishing Industry: 18,631stMost Devout: 19,110thHighest Average Incomes: 19,732ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,327thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,499thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,517th
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Smartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Merulla voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "On Abortion"".
  • : Following new legislation in Merulla, spontaneous nocturnal decapitation is considered 'death by natural causes' for enemies of Merulla.
  • : Following new legislation in Merulla, state-sanctioned torture is okay so long as there's no icky blood.
  • : Following new legislation in Merulla, polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums.
  • : Following new legislation in Merulla, ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools.
  • : Merulla proposed constructing embassies between Great Aureania and Xiliki.
  • : Merulla proposed constructing embassies between Great Aureania and Shanixian Federal Control.
  • : Merulla proposed constructing embassies between Great Aureania and Elvarya.
  • : Following new legislation in Merulla, shanty towns have formed around the newly rebuilt commercial district.
  • : Following new legislation in Merulla, students consistently complain that the wi-fi ate their homework.

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