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The Most Serene Republic of Marmotien

“Sic parvis magna”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Europe

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The Most Serene Republic of Marmotien is a colossal, genial nation, remarkable for its hatred of cheese. The compassionate, hard-working population of 5.284 billion Marmotienians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

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 80%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

Almost half of the child population live rough on the streets, bicyclists are banned from major roads, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, and every product goes through extensive safety-testing by the government. Crime is relatively low, 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 242nd in Europe and 64,379th in the world for Highest Police Ratios, scoring 20 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 23 hours ago

  • 15 hours ago: Marmotien was endorsed by The Republic of Albertinum.
  • 16 hours ago: Following new legislation in Marmotien, every product goes through extensive safety-testing by the government.
  • 16 hours ago: Following new legislation in Marmotien, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas.
  • 3 days 15 hours ago: Marmotien was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • 10 days ago: Marmotien was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Marmotien, bicyclists are banned from major roads.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Marmotien, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Marmotien, Marmotien's market has been colonised by the corporations of rich countries.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Marmotien, artists are pillars of society.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Marmotien, police spend their Saturday nights breaking up illegal street races.

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