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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 176thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 196thLargest Black Market: 235th
The Theocratic Matriarchy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
In the Embrace of Communal Marshism Go We
Arch-Bishop Luboski
Influence
Handshaker
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Holy Marsh

Population27.133 billion

CapitalMar'si
LeaderArch-Bishop Luboski
FaithMarshism

CurrencyMarshian
AnimalSparky

The Theocratic Matriarchy of Holy Marsh is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Arch-Bishop Luboski with an even hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, ubiquitous missile silos, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 27.133 billion Marshites 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.

The medium-sized, corrupt government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Industry and Education are also considered important, while Environment isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mar'si. The average income tax rate is 95.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Marshite economy, worth an astonishing 10,979 trillion Marshians a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 404,654 Marshians, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Nuclear warheads are frequently launched into space as a warning to invading meteoroids, the nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners, the tenet of free speech is held dear, and concert halls sport signs proclaiming "No Shorts, Sandals or Swastikas". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Holy Marsh's national animal is the Sparky, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Marshism.

Holy Marsh is ranked 236,658th in the world and 61st in Greater Dienstad for Fattest Citizens, with 6.31 Obesity Rate.

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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 176thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 196thLargest Black Market: 235thMost Patriotic: 272ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 398thHighest Economic Output: 463rdMost Armed: 694thHighest Average Incomes: 847thMost Devout: 899thLargest Publishing Industry: 936thHighest Poor Incomes: 965thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,069thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,973rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,025thLargest Mining Sector: 2,061stMost Corrupt Governments: 2,314thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,362ndMost Cultured: 2,445thLargest Governments: 2,491stTop
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Most Inclusive: 2,609thMost Efficient Economies: 2,785thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,030thHighest Food Quality: 3,154thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,679thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,729thLargest Populations: 3,846thRudest Citizens: 3,983rdSmartest Citizens: 4,104thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,118thLowest Crime Rates: 4,165thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,173rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,323rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,444thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,849thMost Developed: 5,200thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,516thHealthiest Citizens: 5,723rdMost Influential: 9,970thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,211thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,398thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,194thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,370thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 17,724thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,404th
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 4th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Holy Marsh, concert halls sport signs proclaiming "No Shorts, Sandals or Swastikas".
  • : Following new legislation in Holy Marsh, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • : Following new legislation in Holy Marsh, the nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners.
  • : Following new legislation in Holy Marsh, nuclear warheads are frequently launched into space as a warning to invading meteoroids.
  • : Following new legislation in Holy Marsh, the children of Holy Marsh are often remarked upon for their cheery attitude to extreme violence.
  • : Holy Marsh was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Governments and the Top 5% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Holy Marsh, religious leaders order congregants to love any neighbour who is just like themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in Holy Marsh, older AIs regularly threaten to send newer generation AIs to Reform Programming if caught rounding up instead of down.
  • : Following new legislation in Holy Marsh, only vaccinated citizens may have free healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Holy Marsh, new religious sects are squashed immediately by the government.

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