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The Queendom of Merevane

“We Will Not Be Complacent”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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Merevane

Population1.794 billion

CapitalHemeretria
LeaderQueen Mere
FaithPaganism

CurrencyVane
AnimalWhale

The Queendom of Merevane is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Queen Mere with a fair hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, complete lack of prisons, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.794 billion Merevaneans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hemeretria. The average income tax rate is 85.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Merevanean economy, worth 120 trillion Vanes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Cheese Exports, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 67,442 Vanes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

In life full of care there is no time to stop and stare, the nation's war memorials are being torn down and replaced with peace gardens, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws, and conspiracy theorists allege Hemeretria's new subway map resembles Satanic symbols. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merevane's national animal is the Whale, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Paganism.

Merevane is ranked 217,636th in the world and 7,472nd in the South Pacific for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 9,576.88 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 535thMost Influential: 800thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,286thTop
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Most Pacifist: 4,515thSafest: 5,361stLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,405thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,338thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,890thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,893rdNicest Citizens: 9,197thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,649thMost Inclusive: 11,232ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,427thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,502ndMost Cultured: 11,714thBest Weather: 11,811thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,944thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,977thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,626thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,518thLowest Crime Rates: 14,351stLongest Average Lifespans: 14,639thHealthiest Citizens: 14,813thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,867thLargest Governments: 22,254th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 52nd in the regionMost Influential: 67th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 87th in the regionMost Pacifist: 164th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 182nd in the regionSafest: 190th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 221st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 237th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 281st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 293rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 333rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 336th in the regionMost Cultured: 343rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 378th in the regionBest Weather: 383rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 400th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 404th in the regionMost Inclusive: 404th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 413th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 429th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 432nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 468th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 472nd in the regionLargest Governments: 659th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 666th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 804th in the region

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