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The Most Serene Republic of Marmotien

“Sic parvis magna”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Europe

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The Most Serene Republic of Marmotien is a massive, genial nation, remarkable for its anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, hard-working, intelligent population of 4.586 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 73%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

Commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies, bizarre-looking creatures called 'Marmotdogs' dominate wildlife preserves, the airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines, and gambling addicts regularly lose their families' nest eggs at Native Marmotienian casinos. Crime is well under control, thanks to the all-pervasive 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.

Marmotien is ranked 32nd in Europe and 4,209th in the world for Best Weather, with 195 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 13 hours ago

  • 3 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Marmotien, gambling addicts regularly lose their families' nest eggs at Native Marmotienian casinos.
  • 3 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Marmotien, the airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines.
  • 3 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Marmotien, bizarre-looking creatures called 'Marmotdogs' dominate wildlife preserves.
  • 4 days ago: Marmotien fell out of the regional Top 10% for Happiest Citizens.
  • 6 days ago: Marmotien fell out of the regional Top 10% for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • 7 days ago: Marmotien fell out of the regional Top 10% for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • 7 days ago: Marmotien was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • 8 days ago: Marmotien was endorsed by The Grand Kingdom of Belique.
  • 11 days ago: Marmotien was endorsed by The Federation of Semolia.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Marmotien, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies.

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