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The G'day G'day G'day of Merlovich

“G'day mate”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific

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Merlovich

Population3.471 billion

CapitalMelbourne
LeaderAli MacKillop
FaithChristianity

CurrencyMerlovichan Dollar
AnimalKangaroo

The G'day G'day G'day of Merlovich is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Ali MacKillop with an even hand, and remarkable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, digital currency, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 3.471 billion Merlovichans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Industry, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Melbourne. The average income tax rate is 78.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Merlovichian economy, worth 523 trillion Merlovichan Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 150,831 Merlovichan Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children are given a short jail sentence, pallbearers at military funerals dive for cover when they hear the three-volley salute, gossip magazines have pictures of Ali MacKillop sunbathing on the beach with political rivals, and reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merlovich's national animal is the Kangaroo, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, and its national religion is Christianity.

Merlovich is ranked 137,297th in the world and 5,649th in The East Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -2.45 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 921stMost Influential: 1,526thTop
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Most Armed: 3,444thRudest Citizens: 6,288thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,728thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,688thMost Efficient Economies: 8,695thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,499thLowest Crime Rates: 10,113thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,163rdMost Developed: 10,217thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 10,444thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,874thLargest Governments: 11,072ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,716thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,102ndHighest Average Incomes: 13,251stSmartest Citizens: 13,528thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,783rdLongest Average Lifespans: 15,500thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,625thLargest Retail Industry: 16,545thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,546thMost Cultured: 18,602ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,135th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 56th in the regionMost Influential: 58th in the regionMost Armed: 79th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 142nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 179th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 212th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 212th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 248th in the regionLargest Governments: 260th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 276th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 277th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 281st in the regionMost Developed: 289th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 323rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 323rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 345th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 346th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 348th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 418th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 443rd in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 462nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 477th in the regionMost Cultured: 483rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 508th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 510th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 608th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 631st in the regionLargest Black Market: 641st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 676th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 687th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 693rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 737th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 794th in the regionLargest Populations: 809th in the region

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