Most Pro-Market: 502nd Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 512th Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,216th
The Queen's State of
Corporate Bordello
Munus splendidum mox explebitur
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom
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The Queen's State of Markland Battle Harbor is a colossal, efficient nation, remarkable for its spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 9.415 billion Markland Battle Harborians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.0%.

The very strong Markland Battle Harborian economy, worth 319 trillion betales a year, is quite specialized and led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is 33,913 betales, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 328,808 per year while the poor average 168, a ratio of 1,948 to 1.

The government is avowedly atheist, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, all tariffs have been abolished, and the streets are increasingly clogged with poverty-stricken beggars. Crime is a serious problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Markland Battle Harbor's national animal is the deer, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Markland Battle Harbor is ranked 53,792nd in the world and 596th in Ancient Lands for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 78 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most Pro-Market: 502ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 512thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,216thRudest Citizens: 4,411thHighest Crime Rates: 7,186thTop
Most Politically Free: 8,345thLargest Populations: 12,678thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,520thFattest Citizens: 14,680th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 10th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 78th in the regionMost Secular: 90th in the region

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