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Most Ignorant Citizens: 2,346th Most Primitive: 3,111th Largest Gambling Industry: 3,533rd
The Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Behalten ist kein Vorteil, vernichten ist kein Verlust
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Maante

Population1.135 billion

CapitalDiessenfeld
LeaderHerzogkongreß

CurrencyManteschemark
AnimalNordreath Aardvark

The Kingdom of Maante is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Herzogkongreß with an iron fist, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, suspicion of poets, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 1.135 billion Maantians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Diessenfeld. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 39.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Maantian economy, worth 99.4 trillion Manteschemarks a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is 87,589 Manteschemarks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 308,950 per year while the poor average 17,963, a ratio of 17.2 to 1.

The housing market has collapsed like an overbaked Brancalandian souffle, mystics are claiming that a simultaneous rise in scepticism and education budgets is correlation rather than causation, lip-readers are often left perplexed by political rallies, and no cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Maante's national animal is the Nordreath Aardvark, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Maante is ranked 149,662nd in the world and 6,113th in the West Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 5.81 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Top
5%
Most Ignorant Citizens: 2,346thMost Primitive: 3,111thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,533rdMost Armed: 4,728thMost Conservative: 4,837thTop
10%
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,223rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,792ndFattest Citizens: 10,469thLargest Retail Industry: 13,967thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,276thMost Authoritarian: 14,918thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 15,179thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,296th
Top
1%
Most Ignorant Citizens: 54th in the regionTop
5%
Largest Gambling Industry: 76th in the regionMost Primitive: 103rd in the regionMost Armed: 110th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 157th in the regionMost Conservative: 233rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 234th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 270th in the regionLargest Black Market: 277th in the regionFattest Citizens: 300th in the regionTop
10%
Most Corrupt Governments: 348th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 406th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 445th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 482nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 503rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 525th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 637th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 645th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Maante was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Maante, no cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor.
  • : Following new legislation in Maante, lip-readers are often left perplexed by political rallies.
  • : Following new legislation in Maante, mystics are claiming that a simultaneous rise in scepticism and education budgets is correlation rather than causation.
  • : Following new legislation in Maante, the housing market has collapsed like an overbaked Brancalandian souffle.
  • : Following new legislation in Maante, Jennifer Government is banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Maante, retired racing Nordreath Aardvarks are served truffles for breakfast.
  • : Following new legislation in Maante, soldiers go to war dressed in cassocks and robes.
  • : Following new legislation in Maante, young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus.
  • : Following new legislation in Maante, school uniforms are compulsory.

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