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The Kingdom of PlanetMercury

“We will Rock you!”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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PlanetMercury

Population2.358 billion

CapitalBulsara
LeaderFreddie Mercury

Currencypound
AnimalCat

The Kingdom of PlanetMercury is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Freddie Mercury with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.358 billion PlanetMercuries are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bulsara. The average income tax rate is 69.6%.

The frighteningly efficient PlanetMercuryian economy, worth 377 trillion pounds a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 159,935 pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

Pet owners make sure their dogs wear diapers, childhood friends of Freddie Mercury are living it large abroad at the taxpayers' expense, commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains, and Bulsara's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. PlanetMercury's national animal is the Cat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

PlanetMercury is ranked 24,553rd in the world and 867th in The North Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 288,400 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,328thLargest Mining Sector: 1,765thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,126thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,139thMost Influential: 3,141stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,279thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,385thMost Armed: 4,485thFattest Citizens: 5,757thLargest Black Market: 6,611thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,176thNudest: 7,230thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,373rdMost Corrupt Governments: 7,479thMost Avoided: 7,780thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,255thMost Secular: 10,287thMost Efficient Economies: 10,301stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,398thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,073rdHighest Average Incomes: 12,198thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,454thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,471stHighest Poor Incomes: 18,040thLargest Governments: 18,344thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,343rdMost Advanced Public Education: 23,343rdMost Developed: 24,149th
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Largest Mining Sector: 44th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 77th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 126th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 153rd in the regionMost Armed: 163rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 210th in the regionNudest: 260th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 270th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 273rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 292nd in the regionMost Avoided: 316th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 346th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 357th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 429th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 435th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 459th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 516th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 566th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 581st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 867th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 891st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 902nd in the regionLargest Governments: 921st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 167 » The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Francois Isidore, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Omnistria, Yokciq Empire, Aerilia, Orado, Lulubellia, Great Bights Mum, Guer Aike, Barabolia, Votak Matim, Sundred, Dar es Saalam, Republica Guilleana, Zemnaya Svoboda, Valgarda, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Hamerica, Shibutani, Travislavania, Venicea, Former English Colony, Corfad, Bharathvarsh, North Bratislava, Koda-Land, The Rhein States, Iberia y las Colonias, Star Kingdom, Zzozona, New Lakemba, Cretox State, Siwale, Hardscrabble, Territorio di Nessuno, McMasterdonia, Yaorozu, Illusia and Neverendia, El Fiji Grande, Svenskan, Valentine Z, Ellbonnia, The Tampa Bay Rays, The Endless Eventide, Xentherida, Free Salvation, Bankowiata, Empy, Wilkshire, and 117 others.Sachi, The Pantheons, Wisconsota, Nodnarb, Svenskskit, Dreadton, Notyoutopia, Runeda, Just Vibin, Pallaith, Sikol, Loutsland, Colfes, Minich, Kragsgale, Frances Francis the First of France, North Unity, Ravendi, Imperial Pieserged, Maott, Heilhum Imperius, Madjack, Interdimensional Zone, Wapistan, Wineclaw, Sanjurika, Figyjharli, WeKnow, Trumpski, Andexia, Selfgradatude, The Ultimate Republic, The Republic of Free Peoples, Aryan Homeland, Dangine, Patrician, Muqatil, Kromi, Sunto, Nation1812, East Akra, Siforpeo, Lol2639, Pleroma Sans Romans, Chips and Guac, Shotokonia, Sil Dorsett, Simone Republic, Aingard, The Teddy, Viviser, Xagill, Blyskalia, Yellops, Tyirza, Kranostav, Super Girl, Holy Oranz, BTProductions, Xyrron, The Mazur Empire, Clan Spaniel, Kazoo Basin, San Felipe, Libertania Democratica, Ethnon, Pasargad, Nova Arcania, Draconian Progression, Climeria, Mon Island, Strongwill, Steampunk Ariel, ForestMythal, Korean-Joseon, New Celoveniortan, Viridiann, Folenz, Religioncord, Darkmondoria, Centrialand, Britle, Planes, Seanat, Capablanca, Tsandonown, Atlunartemis, AmManies, Ootasa, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Defense For The World Assembly, Libvillia, Katuda, Greater Ale Permars, Ariele, Novremia, Fraystonia, Merconitonitopia, Boston Castle, Andanavia, Kastonvia, Card Kingdom, Kinitopia, Sopernia, Apollo Park, Shadowrik, Bearical, Drueste, Fizban, Unshleepd, Jaxikistan, Outer Shenendoah, Sahriastan, Lionia, The Blazeland Administration, Que Lukustinardon, and Zdagoburg.

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