“Peace and Justice”
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
Location: The North Pacific
The Principality of Mercandia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, public floggings, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.878 billion Mercandians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 48.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The powerhouse Mercandian economy, worth 209 trillion marks a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Cheese Exports, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 111,663 marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.
Boys who take just one date to the high school prom are called 'losers', citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones, babies living in poverty are told to take responsibility for their own fortunes, and homosexuality is a crime punishable by death. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mercandia's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Mercandia, homosexuality is a crime punishable by death.
- : Following new legislation in Mercandia, babies living in poverty are told to take responsibility for their own fortunes.
- : Mercandia was endorsed by The Exalted Territories of Nguvu na Kiburi.
- : Following new legislation in Mercandia, citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones.
- : Following new legislation in Mercandia, boys who take just one date to the high school prom are called 'losers'.
- : Following new legislation in Mercandia, school children are forced to sing the national anthem every morning.
- : Mercandia endorsed The Most Serene Republic of Ponantine.
- : Mercandia endorsed The Exalted Territories of Nguvu na Kiburi.
- : Mercandia endorsed The Empire of Great Robertia.
- : Mercandia was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Ponantine.
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