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The Alliance of Smugglers and Mercs

“Fight until the end”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: 10000 Islands

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Smugglers and Mercs

Population27.92 billion

CapitalSmugglers and Mercs City
Leaderapemax
Faitha major religion

Currencypound
Animaldragon

The Alliance of Smugglers and Mercs is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by apemax with an even hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, rampant corporate plagiarism, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 27.92 billion Smugglers and Mercsians 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 Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Smugglers and Mercs City. The average income tax rate is 96.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Smugglers and Mercsian economy, worth a remarkable 4,150 trillion pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Information Technology industry. Average income is an impressive 148,640 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Party-lovers often change religions just for the weekend, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws, the fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast, and commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Smugglers and Mercs's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is a major religion.

Smugglers and Mercs is ranked 223,568th in the world and 1,485th in 10000 Islands for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -16.43 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 57thBest Weather: 67thHealthiest Citizens: 68thMost Developed: 72ndLongest Average Lifespans: 86thNicest Citizens: 146thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 148thMost Compassionate Citizens: 229thMost Beautiful Environments: 241stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 255thMost Inclusive: 270thMost Pacifist: 337thMost Cultured: 371stLeast Corrupt Governments: 464thSafest: 688thMost Rebellious Youth: 922ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,160thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,172ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,254thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,405thSmartest Citizens: 1,710thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,997thMost Efficient Economies: 2,204thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,581stMost Advanced Public Education: 2,623rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,650thLargest Populations: 2,729thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,209thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,564thLargest Governments: 5,078thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,318thMost Income Equality: 11,037thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,051stTop
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Most Secular: 12,092ndHighest Average Incomes: 13,967thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,683rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,639th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionMost Pacifist: 12th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionSafest: 15th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 18th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 21st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 24th in the regionLargest Populations: 24th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 33rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 37th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 40th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 42nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 45th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 47th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 50th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 55th in the regionLargest Governments: 74th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 78th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 111th in the region

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