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The Republic of Tra Sax Mer

“You do you”

Category: Democratic Socialists
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: the South Pacific


Tra Sax Mer

Population757 million

CapitalBar Alt Mer


The Republic of Tra Sax Mer is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its compulsory military service, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 757 million Tra Sax Merians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Law & Order, and Welfare are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bar Alt Mer. The average income tax rate is 57.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Tra Sax Merian economy, worth 39.7 trillion Mers a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 52,453 Mers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away, stolen Reuben sandwiches are met with detailed and thorough police investigations, skateboarding is considered a form of diplomacy, and there's no cure or sympathy for the common cold. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tra Sax Mer's national animal is the Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Tra Sax Mer is ranked 108,298th in the world and 4,381st in the South Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 17.94 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,912thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 9,157thMost Influential: 9,898th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 277th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 531st in the region

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