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The Republic of Merlin rejected his humanity as he

“I Reject My Humanity!”

Category: Authoritarian Democracy
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Fair
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Artificial Solar System

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Merlin rejected his humanity as he

Population2.301 billion

CurrencyRejected Humanity
AnimalPineapple Pizza

The Republic of Merlin rejected his humanity as he is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its compulsory military service and punitive income tax rates. The quiet, industrious population of 2.301 billion Merlins are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The enormous, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Welfare, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 58.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Merlin economy, worth 68.5 trillion Rejected Humanities a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Pizza Delivery, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 29,763 Rejected Humanities, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merlin rejected his humanity as he's national animal is the Pineapple Pizza, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Merlin rejected his humanity as he is ranked 56,148th in the world and 81st in Artificial Solar System for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 1,853.48 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Most Conservative: 13,556th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 49th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 54th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 55th in the regionMost Devout: 56th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 58th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 59th in the regionMost Conservative: 59th in the regionSafest: 60th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 72nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 74th in the region

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