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Highest Disposable Incomes: 12,038thMost Armed: 13,441stMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,486th
The Marquisate of
New York Times Democracy
Embrace the darkness, free the soul.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population2.478 billion

LeaderMarquis McLeaderface
FaithNone in Particular

CurrencyDark Thoughts

The Marquisate of Amar-Matha is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Marquis McLeaderface with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, prohibition of alcohol, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 2.478 billion Zombies enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small government prioritizes Education, with Welfare, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Law & Order receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Memévue. The average income tax rate is 24.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Edgy economy, worth 253 trillion Dark Thoughts a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 102,321 Dark Thoughts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Marquis McLeaderface has decreed that one must think of cheese upon reading the word mouse (Amar-Matha has found 1 easter egg), going on a diet invalidates your passport, mandatory electronic currency is a boon for credit card companies and government surveillance, and surveillance cameras are banned. Crime is totally unknown. Amar-Matha's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is None in Particular.

Amar-Matha is ranked 52,206th in the world and 48th in Jellyfish Elite Fighting Force for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 4,073.64 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Highest Disposable Incomes: 12,038thMost Armed: 13,441stMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,486thTop
Nicest Citizens: 16,169thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,742ndMost Cultured: 21,264thMost Inclusive: 22,158thHighest Food Quality: 22,359thLargest Agricultural Sector: 23,171stMost Rebellious Youth: 25,520thLargest Welfare Programs: 25,737thSmartest Citizens: 28,406th
Most Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 17th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 29th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 31st in the region

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