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The Republic of After gaining The World Merlin

“We Will Endure”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Artificial Solar System


After gaining The World Merlin

Population2.107 billion


The Republic of After gaining The World Merlin is a massive, safe nation, notable for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The cynical population of 2.107 billion After gaining The World Merlinians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Welfare, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 41.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped After gaining The World Merlinian economy, worth 77.1 trillion francs a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Cheese Exports. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 36,574 francs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. After gaining The World Merlin's national animal is the beaver, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

After gaining The World Merlin is ranked 82,058th in the world and 526th in Artificial Solar System for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,039thMost Authoritarian: 3,876thMost Conservative: 4,713thMost Ignorant Citizens: 7,393rdTop
Most Extreme: 10,232nd
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 7th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 58th in the regionMost Conservative: 60th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 65th in the region

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