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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, socially progressive nation, notable for its complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, intelligent population of 4.544 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 74%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

The institution of marriage is held sacred and strictly enforced, government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders, senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour, and commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies. 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 42nd in Europe and 4,490th in the world for Longest Average Lifespans, scoring 38 on the Enoch Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 16 hours ago

  • 16 hours ago: Marmotien fell out of the regional Top 10% for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • 17 hours ago: Marmotien was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • 2 days 6 hours ago: Marmotien was endorsed by The Grand Kingdom of Belique.
  • 5 days ago: Marmotien was endorsed by The Federation of Semolia.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Marmotien, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Marmotien, senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Marmotien, government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Marmotien, the institution of marriage is held sacred and strictly enforced.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Marmotien, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Marmotien, religious education is a new government priority.

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