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Most Influential: 4,107th Highest Poor Incomes: 6,659th Most Scientifically Advanced: 7,679th
The Commonwealth of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Health,Curiosity, Security.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.641 billion

LeaderGeneral Director Laika Curie
FaithLSC is my main source of salt

CurrencyMarfe mark

The Commonwealth of Marfe is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by General Director Laika Curie with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.641 billion Marfeans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sophia. The average income tax rate is 86.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Marfean economy, worth 362 trillion Marfe marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 137,391 Marfe marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

In life full of care there is no time to stop and stare, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, and Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Marfe's national animal is the Horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is LSC is my main source of salt.

Marfe is ranked 100,651st in the world and 3,872nd in The East Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 444.72 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 4,107thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,659thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,679thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 8,778thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,860thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,917thSmartest Citizens: 9,424thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,443rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,670thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,692ndMost Beautiful Environments: 9,762ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,989thLargest Governments: 10,587thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,999thLowest Crime Rates: 11,066thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,518thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,543rdMost Cultured: 12,717thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,383rdHighest Average Incomes: 15,851stMost Authoritarian: 15,964thMost Developed: 16,435th
Highest Poor Incomes: 176th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 205th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 214th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 218th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 218th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 222nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 230th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 230th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 233rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 233rd in the regionLargest Governments: 242nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 250th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 262nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 267th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 275th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 305th in the regionMost Influential: 306th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 317th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 384th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 392nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 463rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 470th in the regionMost Developed: 478th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 478th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 540th in the regionSafest: 577th in the regionLargest Populations: 613th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Marfe was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Following new legislation in Marfe, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity.
  • : Marfe's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Marfe was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Marfe relocated from Osiris to The East Pacific.
  • : Following new legislation in Marfe, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews.
  • : Following new legislation in Marfe, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss.
  • : Marfe altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Marfe, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare.
  • : Marfe was refounded in Osiris.


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