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The Queendom of Merevane

“We Will Not Be Complacent”

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

Regional Influence: Unproven

Location: the South Pacific

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Merevane

Population555 million

CapitalHemeretria

CurrencyVane
AnimalWhale

The Queendom of Merevane is a huge, safe nation, notable for its rum-swilling pirates, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 555 million Merevaneans 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 Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hemeretria. The average income tax rate is 74.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Merevanean economy, worth 35.3 trillion Vanes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Cheese Exports, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 63,565 Vanes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Chickens frolic freely on swings and roundabouts in Hemeretria's playgrounds, business owners return from long vacations to find their factories have been turned into homeless shelters, election ballot papers are so long that unused ones are recycled as toilet roll, and evasive politicians don't fail to strongly commit to not committing to a course of non-inaction. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a 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.

Merevane is ranked 80,586th in the world and 3,520th in the South Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 66.86 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most Influential: 1,498thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,767thTop
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Most Pacifist: 6,093rdSafest: 7,754thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,381stLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,569thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,862ndLargest Welfare Programs: 11,329thNicest Citizens: 12,729thMost Inclusive: 15,397thMost Cultured: 15,590thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,057thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,297thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,837thLowest Crime Rates: 19,907thHealthiest Citizens: 19,973rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,668th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 66th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 156th in the regionMost Pacifist: 220th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 278th in the regionSafest: 278th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 324th in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 405th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 436th in the regionMost Cultured: 445th in the regionNicest Citizens: 463rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 552nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 592nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 607th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 621st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 623rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 654th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 663rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 693rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 767th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Merevane was endorsed by The Make 🐧 LC Again of Volaworand.
  • : Following new legislation in Merevane, evasive politicians don't fail to strongly commit to not committing to a course of non-inaction.
  • : Following new legislation in Merevane, election ballot papers are so long that unused ones are recycled as toilet roll.
  • : Following new legislation in Merevane, business owners return from long vacations to find their factories have been turned into homeless shelters.
  • : Following new legislation in Merevane, chickens frolic freely on swings and roundabouts in Hemeretria's playgrounds.
  • : Following new legislation in Merevane, advert breaks are played at lower volumes to make them easier to ignore.
  • : Merevane was admitted to the World Assembly.
  • : Merevane applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Merevane altered its national flag.
  • : Merevane relocated from Lazarus to The South Pacific.

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