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Most Cheerful Citizens: 57thHealthiest Citizens: 68thBest Weather: 70th
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Smugglers and Mercs

Population27.444 billion

CapitalSmugglers and Mercs City
Faitha major religion


The Alliance of Smugglers and Mercs is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by apemax with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 27.444 billion Smugglers and Mercsians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Smugglers and Mercs City. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Smugglers and Mercsian economy, worth a remarkable 3,949 trillion pounds a year, is extremely specialized and solely comprised of the Information Technology industry. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 143,905 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

School children asked "what is two times two?" are likely to form a symposium to discuss how different answers make them feel, fifteen-year-olds cannot walk younger siblings to school without a professional Childcare and Education Certificate, search and rescue forces now accept cheques and all major credit cards, and the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Smugglers and Mercs's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is a major religion.

Smugglers and Mercs is ranked 208,539th in the world and 2,098th in 10000 Islands for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -32.92 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 57thHealthiest Citizens: 68thBest Weather: 70thMost Developed: 75thLongest Average Lifespans: 89thNicest Citizens: 148thMost Compassionate Citizens: 237thMost Beautiful Environments: 246thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 269thMost Inclusive: 283rdMost Pacifist: 345thMost Cultured: 371stLeast Corrupt Governments: 486thSafest: 745thMost Rebellious Youth: 846thLowest Crime Rates: 1,285thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,308thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,478thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,482ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,703rdSmartest Citizens: 1,836thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 2,269thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,333rdHighest Economic Output: 2,684thLargest Populations: 2,724thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,019thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,047thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,761stHighest Poor Incomes: 5,328thLargest Governments: 5,961stMost Subsidized Industry: 9,656thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11,350thMost Secular: 12,082ndHighest Average Incomes: 14,921stMost Income Equality: 17,595thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,298th
Most Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionMost Pacifist: 12th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionSafest: 18th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 22nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 23rd in the regionLargest Populations: 24th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 24th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 27th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 30th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 35th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 41st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 41st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 45th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 50th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 53rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 55th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 60th in the regionLargest Governments: 83rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 86th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 106th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 164th in the regionMost Income Equality: 180th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 190th in the regionMost Secular: 198th in the region

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