by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 742ndMost Influential: 2,106thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,351st
The Kingdom of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
From Many, One
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.609 billion

LeaderQueen Elizabeth III


The Kingdom of Mardessa is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Queen Elizabeth III with a fair hand, and remarkable for its digital currency, state-planned economy, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.609 billion Mardessans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Varlyn. The average income tax rate is 70.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Mardessan economy, worth 119 trillion Florins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Trout Farming, and Information Technology. Average income is 74,540 Florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Surrogate mothers are encouraged to refer to their wombs as 'rental space', houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries, the entire entry for Mardessa in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless', and an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mardessa's national animal is the Swan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Mardessa is ranked 171,141st in the world and 4,079th in The North Pacific for Largest Black Market, with 70.9 billion Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 742ndMost Influential: 2,106thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,351stMost Pacifist: 7,346thSafest: 10,180thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,450thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 12,970thNicest Citizens: 13,370thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,552ndBest Weather: 13,849thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,279thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,730thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,736thHealthiest Citizens: 16,824thMost Inclusive: 18,414thMost Cultured: 18,921stMost Beautiful Environments: 18,944thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,999thMost Income Equality: 23,177th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 170th in the regionMost Pacifist: 432nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 466th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 514th in the regionSafest: 587th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 735th in the regionNicest Citizens: 756th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 768th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 770th in the regionMost Influential: 786th in the regionBest Weather: 790th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 920th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 941st in the regionMost Cultured: 946th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 989th in the region

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