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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12thMost Primitive: 13thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14th
The Magic and the Mystery of
Authoritarian Democracy
Too Good to be Ranked in the Best Nation of the World!
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population16.732 billion

LeaderMontebad II


The Magic and the Mystery of Merconitonitopia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Montebad II with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, fear of technology, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless, devout population of 16.732 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, although Environment, Spirituality, and Healthcare are also considered important. 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 7,515 trillion theirs 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 449,155 theirs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tom and Jerry cartoons have cat and mouse resolving their problems with reasoned discussion, white strait-jackets are the new orange jumpsuits, male med students learning female anatomy do so with their eyes tightly closed, and the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Mirkonites any less frightened. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded 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.

Merconitonitopia is ranked 245,779th in the world and 9,454th in The North Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -60.75 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12thMost Primitive: 13thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14thMost Devout: 21stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24thMost Ignorant Citizens: 30thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 40thBest Weather: 42ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 91stHighest Poor Incomes: 95thMost Subsidized Industry: 96thMost Beautiful Environments: 102ndLargest Black Market: 118thMost Corrupt Governments: 137thHighest Average Tax Rates: 183rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 233rdLargest Governments: 237thMost Influential: 253rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 255thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 328thMost Advanced Public Transport: 448thHighest Average Incomes: 488thMost Valuable International Artwork: 508thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 542ndLongest Average Lifespans: 574thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 878thHighest Economic Output: 931stLowest Crime Rates: 1,063rdMost Armed: 1,249thMost Efficient Economies: 1,354thMost Cultured: 1,726thHealthiest Citizens: 1,823rdTop
Rudest Citizens: 4,542ndLargest Welfare Programs: 5,396thNudest: 6,664thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,714thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,823rdMost Conservative: 12,189thTop
Most Income Equality: 12,601stLargest Populations: 12,743rd
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 16th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 17th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 22nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 33rd in the regionMost Armed: 41st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 42nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 55th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 62nd in the regionMost Influential: 78th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 80th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 82nd in the regionMost Cultured: 88th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 113th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 221st in the regionNudest: 227th in the regionRudest Citizens: 250th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 267th in the regionLargest Populations: 269th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 480th in the regionMost Conservative: 569th in the regionMost Income Equality: 583rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Merconitonitopia lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Merconitonitopia lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Mirkonites any less frightened.
  • : Merconitonitopia lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, male med students learning female anatomy do so with their eyes tightly closed.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, white strait-jackets are the new orange jumpsuits.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, Tom and Jerry cartoons have cat and mouse resolving their problems with reasoned discussion.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, claiming that "my cousin said it was legal" is a common courtroom defense.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, there's a hole in the heart of every Mirkonite city.
  • : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 585 » Guer Aike, Yaorozu, The Rhein States, Runeda, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Koda-Land, Dreadton, Dar es Saalam, Viridiann, Sil Dorsett, North Bratislava, Notyoutopia, Zyvetskistaahn, Shibutani, Manticore utopia, Zokk, East Supple Lund, Walter Jackson, Partax, Arimbia, Chukstik Illahi, Newpromisedland, Aetulia, Siwale, The Tampa Bay Rays, Loutsland, Wilkshire, Seenvorland, The Discipled, Glurponia, Karazan, Azzarel, McMasterdonia, Vincone Cae, El Fiji Grande, Sundred, Ravendi, United States of Americanas, Dabarastan, Advancia-Sizzletown, Anungu, Aeurithianar, Ethnon, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Sunto, Antiyard, Tachycardia, Interdimensional Zone, Abiswashyo-bhumi, and 535 others.Kranostav, Pallaith, Empy, Ataraxia Somnia, Aeolist, Altivia, Daiz, Holy Oranz, Frances Francis the First of France, Wineclaw, Orado, Alice Gardens, 1 very fast endotarter, Selfgradatude, Great Bights Mum, Esplandia, The Iron Lions, Yukti, Necromonia, Gnomewatchers, The Windmilluminati, Vexilia, Steampunk Ariel, Gurou, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Valentine Z, Fendlium, Soviet Terran, Volstokn, Shadowrik, Napnomadia, Keventle, Hamerica, United Kahndaq, Free Culture, PotatoFarmers, Jovian Knights, Eraver, The Gamer Party, SORT, Central Ryal, Unsophisticate, Miamington, Alamei, Fascist Democracy, Solmetria, Pleroma Sans Romans, Nordic-British Union, Clan Spaniel, Khoik, Freyford, Conservative State of Poland, The Sinclarian Provinces, Zecit, Itallitopia, Montarc, Panama Coalition, Ereena, Lucedeia, New Lakemba, Dopeland420, Nova Arcania, Singamadri, Cloydicia, Malta Comino Gozo, Vesuva, The Austro Germanic Union, Old Emporia, David Davidson, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Detrivania, Newam, Ice and Tinian, Grue, Kappacon, Rumagna, Lorigia, Quentiam Viventem, Pradovnia, Marmiedon, United States of Medford, LostLegion, The English Alliance, TJUN-ia, Godwanna, Independent Halls, Humptalumpta, Saint Alaric, BrightFutures, Phoronu, Cinnibar, North Armatas, Diodone, Orenmark, Lemonbiscuits, Zupla, Nationeer, Blackphir, Drutopia Insomnia, Zixu, Potatolandium, Tarr-Nation, Moubarakistan, Omnistria, Dicko, Xagill, Ivy Rekkia, Maott, United Asgardian States, Velon, Universal State Formula, Arquadea, Ausnakulia, Yokciq Empire, Dakota Territories, AAA Provisional Empire, The Stratosphere Islands, The Real Ram Ranch, Wooleystan, The Endless Eventide, Votak Matim, Joodey, KhalChicken, Leonfire, Xyrron, The Lancerian Empire, Vivanco, Prevaland, Crader, New Trisone, Xentherida, Nisastria, Nistriabar, Varola, Unshleepd, Free Nation of Hong Kong, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Xatin, Zeternia, Astronomical, The Serdey Islands, Greater Pittsburgh, Prydania, Sikol, Paul Pasch, East Akra, TLTland, Zzozona, Timothea, Libertania Democratica, Termathe, Fluffy Noodles, I Like Killing people, Former English Colony, Sevinland, The Calabash Protectorate, Texas States, Brucklania, Mimia, Innocentic, Seanat, Simone Republic, Dangine, Lux Conos, Highton Islands, Unimaginable Doom, R libanon, Madjack, Zemper Macro, Xipher, Kragsgale, Picairn, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Andexia, Eastern Cous Empria, Heilhum Imperius, Draconian Progression, The Canadian Peoples Republic, Harjad, Cartures, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Aruvicion, Outer Shenendoah, Karakalpak Republic, Chips and Guac, Guyomartand, Lulubellia, Hardscrabble, Cereskia, Republica Guilleana, Porotia, Animu Place, WeKnow, Pigeonstan, South Baba, Solphine, Rainengrad, The Bikini Bottom Republic, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Ramiru, A Ordem do Caos, North Unity, Multius, Neo Cheese Empire, Blahcostan, Liminyj, Srnsbaland, Bend Mai, Daerlan, Gainesixtan, Kuldi, Eywaan, United Lokkia, Democratie, Imperial American Patriots, Orogonia, African-Empire, Intion North, The Great Imperial Roman Empire, Tunofferia, Caselpania, Colonies of Free Temeria, Tamlra, Solcius, Batatoland Empire, Rockwell Islands, The Papal Catholic States, Imperial Pieserged, Gendirt, Ocharckia, TyGerria, The Bureaucratic Territories, Florida Palms, Bueszqostan, Ardretia, The True Frog, Drentusa, DIMAnism, Asooka, Chadinton, Yellops, Sattelbach, Mouva Crishia, United Island States of Southeast Asia, A Salmon Named Harold, Navorden, Kamohoalii, Kim Da-mi, Zimmerdachen, Gabenia, Arrivederci, The Unicrons, Caladann, Grieslhiem, Changjo, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Aingard, AverageJoevlania, Keurig Machines, Ibarkla, Andanavia, Toopaka, Visse, Solimun, Fran Advar, Barabolia, Southern Ryland, Austrian Confederacy, Pytong, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Figyjharli, Venicea, Nodnarb, Konolas, Religioncord, Testnation223, West Zebrupco Bageropirex, Kureizen, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, Northwest Zedonia, Pasargad, Dejure, Harmonypine, Brsil, Strana Land, Xanatosi, Ozstan, Desvios, Inspiratus, The Vistula, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Free Atlantis, Wodan, Railroad Crossing, Slyakanya, Odelinor, Ellbonnia, Tvers, Strongwill, The Pleiads, Levoth, Neo Madras, Nuronte, Colfes, Seijitsu, Hewani, Climeria, New Michag, Blyskalia, Port Naga, Zabacuz, Knowmare, Loungdako, Galbadiana, Zipties, Gafflebag, Svenskskit, Bharathvarsh, Star Kingdom, His Enduring Majesty, Kyruev, Joevala, Moneyflows, Muqatil, Darkmondoria, Morgul, Planes, The Mazur Empire, GenshinImpact, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Sachi, Ravenhood, Wisconsota, Paradeavenlisian States, AGoodPlace, Pinguioris, Vesteysia, Otakus and Weebs, The Republic of Free Peoples, Felora, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Svenskan, Free Salvation, Zemnaya Svoboda, Folenz, Sanjurika, Wapistan, Trumpski, Aidiarnia, Communist Lukania, New Celoveniortan, Travislavania, Weeeest viiiiirginiaaaa, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Kromi, Tyirza, ForestMythal, Super Girl, Tringapore, Yeet Nationss, Aryan Homeland, BTProductions, Jaxikistan, Qurtuba, Belin Antenia, Perikuresu, Mon Island, Mardessa, Defense For The World Assembly, Sounq, Centrialand, Ilmatil, Britle, Bramburg, Tsandonown, Korean-Joseon, Libvillia, Ariele, Greater Ale Permars, Fraystonia, Lovarpia, Belfagoria, Laurendon, Randomcountryland, The Cold Northern North, Eternal Dominion, Vyata Temor, Arquan, Progressitalia, Becaner, Lazadonil, Liberatarian States, Rising Sakura, Northern Socialist Council Republics, Ayuzhhhhh, Nagaur, Governor Tarkin, RetroBeaners, Foulkes Island, Vene Gra, Card Kingdom, Cornwallis Bay, Obelias, Laxoimia, PlanetMercury, Kerabotsos, Alissatopia, The Kingdom of Gamblers, Chiho, Svandammen, Sudestasia, Lemsrow, Verderiesdre, Socialist People of Redondo Mundo, Kooderpictokingratch, Liberum Hibernia, Duryanistan, Erisoria, Gambierland, Neopie, The Autonomous Soviet Socialist Bavaria, Grenede, Canineia, Malikhabar, Pizzerelia, Novremia, The Republic of Maltaland, Amadora Oeste, Papahania, Expere Fiyans, Imperial Sers, Dacian Freelands, Technocratic-european Countries, New Bedre, Tollonie, AmManies, Atlunartemis, Landfinia, Sahbido, Exkosia, The Executive, Saint Christinium, Russian Peoples Union, Valula, Amderlask, Nikhilesh23, Capablanca, The Queens Crusaders, Salish-Cascadia, Easiest, German Spitsbergen, Stron Doshia, Free States of Marina, Putinskaya, Earapperilnatopia, United Republic of Free States, Boston Castle, Nuestra Vida, Deseret-Moronia, Katuda, Chatheatinamopia, High Albania, BohemiaIV, USSRITWILLWORK, Enfindania, WhoHateeta, Veritynista, Salkantay, Sanavolea, Impel Down, Federal Republic of Genosha, Just Vibin, Rinadia, Hazarium, Corsithia, Allevania, Arson pog, Kastonvia, CasaPound Italia, Northern Roman Republic, The Union of Rwanda, Sol Norcustt, LWAZI, Theriyon Empire, Palisede, Irongirong, Tamarvand, Apscorren, San Felipe, The Navy Blue, Wellandy, Apollo Park, Commoterre, Garnet Liberty, Sopernia, Soleha, Phaerra, Visdenburg, San Vino, Olszowka, Upper Libertatem, North Arkana, East Wushen, Novus Nala, Ardenstania, New Avian, KillerKahn, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, Duurania, Flegetonte, Arthyia, Bearical, Drueste, Mitropola, Erowo, Shotokonia, New Feltre, Kristalmaan, Democatic Donkeys, Lionia, Nation1812, Sahriastan, Alzaran, British-Australia, Tespaka, The Blazeland Administration, and Logovets.

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