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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 8thMost Primitive: 14thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14th
The Kingdom of
Authoritarian Democracy Slightly Oppressive But A Little Discipline Never Hurt Anyone State
There is no God but Allah; Muhammad is His Messenger
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population15.555 billion

LeaderMontebad II


The Kingdom of Merconitonitopia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Montebad II with an even hand, and notable for its daily referendums, compulsory vegetarianism, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 15.555 billion Mirkonites are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded morass — is primarily concerned with Defense, with Environment and Spirituality also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bahmedag. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Mirkonite economy, worth a remarkable 6,805 trillion virtues a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an amazing 437,498 virtues, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Orientation videos remind rookie female politicians that slaps on the bottom are perfectly acceptable forms of communication, people who stay late at the office often come home to find their own funeral being planned, the Museum of Blackacrean War Crimes is located on "Blackacre Did Nothing Wrong Avenue", and the term "Native Mirkonite" has been redefined as anyone with the same skin color as the majority. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Merconitonitopia's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Islam.

Merconitonitopia is ranked 221,062nd in the world and 10,052nd in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -2253.14 on the Hayek Index.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 8thMost Primitive: 14thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21stMost Ignorant Citizens: 23rdMost Devout: 24thBest Weather: 44thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 47thMost Subsidized Industry: 85thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 87thHighest Poor Incomes: 97thMost Beautiful Environments: 109thMost Corrupt Governments: 124thLargest Black Market: 126thHighest Average Tax Rates: 197thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 231stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 251stLargest Governments: 267thMost Influential: 283rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 328thMost Advanced Public Transport: 480thHighest Average Incomes: 521stMost Valuable International Artwork: 531stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 560thLongest Average Lifespans: 671stHighest Economic Output: 1,035thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,129thLowest Crime Rates: 1,191stMost Armed: 1,274thMost Efficient Economies: 1,369thMost Cultured: 1,922ndTop
Healthiest Citizens: 2,450thNudest: 6,091stLargest Welfare Programs: 6,677thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,142ndRudest Citizens: 8,390thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,135thMost Income Equality: 10,426thTop
Largest Populations: 12,853rdMost Conservative: 16,798thMost Authoritarian: 18,880th
Most Devout: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 21st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 24th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 29th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 38th in the regionMost Armed: 45th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 51st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 62nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 74th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 75th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 78th in the regionMost Influential: 81st in the regionMost Cultured: 91st in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 139th in the regionLargest Populations: 212th in the regionNudest: 238th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 252nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 323rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 418th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 518th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 545th in the regionMost Conservative: 948th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 966th in the region

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