by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,324thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,286thMost Influential: 4,091st
The Kingdom of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
From Many, One
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population410 million



The Kingdom of Mardessa is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its national health service, state-planned economy, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 410 million 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 large 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 60.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Mardessan economy, worth 29.4 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 quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Trout Farming, and Information Technology. Average income is 71,778 Florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

T-shirts displaying a photo of Leader performing the Full-Monty are selling out, transgender and agender are on the education agenda, international television adverts praise the nation as a worker's paradise, and welfare funding has recently gone through the roof. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable 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 48,618th in the world and 2,597th in The North Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 51.48 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,324thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,286thMost Influential: 4,091stMost Pacifist: 8,520thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,854thTop
Safest: 12,088thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,900thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,193rdNicest Citizens: 15,716thHealthiest Citizens: 17,755thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,449th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 109th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 436th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 493rd in the regionSafest: 647th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 841st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 842nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 876th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 897th in the region

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