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Population2.137 billion

LeaderStan Melix

Animalbald eagle

The ENDORSE BEEPEE of Melicorium is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Stan Melix with a fair hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, keen interest in outer space, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 2.137 billion Americans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, corrupt, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Administration, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Chicago. The average income tax rate is 91.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient American economy, worth 314 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 147,144 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Wars of expansion are described as "peacekeeping operations", books are so highly regarded in Melicorium that libraries are often revered as holy shrines, concerned environmentalists wipe away their tears with tissues sourced from Tasmanian old-growth redwoods, and ministers browse Alright! magazine for fashion tips. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Melicorium's national animal is the bald eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Melicorium is ranked 207,861st in the world and 7,146th in the South Pacific for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 13,242.99 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,431stTop
Most Secular: 3,061stLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,868thRudest Citizens: 5,813thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,550thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,761stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,922ndMost Inclusive: 8,005thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,204thMost Influential: 8,447thLargest Governments: 9,323rdMost Efficient Economies: 10,753rdMost Developed: 11,344thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,717thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 12,208thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,224thSmartest Citizens: 13,406thLargest Black Market: 13,540thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,131stHighest Average Incomes: 14,695thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,294thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,292ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,891stMost Beautiful Environments: 16,965thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,215thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,443rdMost Politically Free: 20,664thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,839thLargest Retail Industry: 21,489thMost Income Equality: 22,049thLargest Publishing Industry: 22,630thMost Cultured: 23,324th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 30th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 102nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 139th in the regionRudest Citizens: 199th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 202nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 203rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 240th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 257th in the regionLargest Governments: 259th in the regionMost Inclusive: 277th in the regionMost Politically Free: 279th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 306th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 331st in the regionMost Developed: 348th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 380th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 408th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 415th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 424th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 442nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 454th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 522nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 526th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 527th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 540th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 541st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 573rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 628th in the regionMost Influential: 651st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 674th in the regionMost Cultured: 675th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 687th in the regionNudest: 744th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 759th in the regionMost Armed: 825th in the region

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