“Sic parvis magna”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Minnow
The Most Serene Republic of Marmotien is a massive, safe nation, notable for its punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, intelligent population of 4.709 billion Marmotienians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Education, with areas such as Defence and Social Welfare receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Murmelhausen. The average income tax rate is 75%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.
Government policy is dictated by a major religion, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend, children are raised bilingual from an early age, and all tariffs have been abolished. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Marmotien's national animal is the Marmot, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Murmel.
Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 21 hours ago
- 2 days 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in Marmotien, all tariffs have been abolished.
- 2 days 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in Marmotien, children are raised bilingual from an early age.
- 5 days ago: Marmotien was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
- 5 days ago: Marmotien fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Compassionate Citizens.
- 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Marmotien, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend.
- 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Marmotien, government policy is dictated by a major religion.
- 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Marmotien, there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates.
- 9 days ago: Marmotien endorsed The Democratic Republic of Ecclestia.
- 9 days ago: Marmotien endorsed The United States of Confederate United America.
- 10 days ago: Marmotien was endorsed by The United States of Confederate United America.
Endorsements Received: 31 » Lexembourg, Alsted, Jenesia, Beauvoir, Eurosceptic Citizens, Kroinengin, Indulgence and Ecstasy, Echo von Cotta, The Seven Provinces, Chiolena, The City-State of Vienna, New France of Silvius Bonaparte, Keris, Nou Occitania, Short shorts, Foucaults garden, Fenian Provinces, Vanbrugh, Monance, An Clar, Outer Prussia, Turukelia, Athos and Byzantium, Norse German Federation, Toongoosia, Horreum, Pileusia, Daircoill, IB kingdom, Ecclestia, and Confederate United America.