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The Militariat Republic of Merlovich

“Forward, together as one.”

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

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific

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Merlovich

Population3.923 billion

CapitalMelbourne
LeaderAli MacKillop
FaithNo Official Religion

CurrencyMerlovichan Dollar
AnimalKangaroo

The Militariat Republic of Merlovich is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ali MacKillop with an even hand, and notable for its digital currency, frequent executions, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 3.923 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 78.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Merlovichian economy, worth 602 trillion Merlovichan Dollars a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 153,584 Merlovichan Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

One tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber, posters on 'Merlovichian Values' advise against being proud of Merlovich, economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year, and high school bands practice by moonlight. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merlovich's national animal is the Kangaroo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is No Official Religion.

Merlovich is ranked 1,193rd in the world and 41st in The East Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 76,793 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 865thMost Influential: 1,193rdTop
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Most Armed: 3,658thRudest Citizens: 5,987thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,781stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,235thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,198thMost Efficient Economies: 8,553rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,757thLowest Crime Rates: 9,703rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,721stMost Developed: 10,192ndLargest Governments: 10,787thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 11,178thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,702ndHighest Average Incomes: 12,795thSmartest Citizens: 13,310thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,351stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,515thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,939thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,044thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,608thMost Cultured: 18,560thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,687thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,915thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,543rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 21,276thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,300thLargest Retail Industry: 21,999th
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Most Influential: 41st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 44th in the regionMost Armed: 88th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 155th in the regionRudest Citizens: 165th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 208th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 219th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 228th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 245th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 254th in the regionLargest Governments: 263rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 280th in the regionMost Developed: 298th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 305th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 333rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 333rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 345th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 350th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 401st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 430th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 441st in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 460th in the regionMost Cultured: 501st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 514th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 568th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 574th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 641st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 687th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 697th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 710th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 712th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 734th in the regionLargest Populations: 752nd in the region

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