by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,937th Most Influential: 4,961st Best Weather: 6,909th
The Democratic States of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Unionem et Democratia pro Mariarty
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population7.247 billion

CapitalMariarty City


The Democratic States of Mariarty is a colossal, cultured nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, daily referendums, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.247 billion Mariartyians 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mariarty City. The average income tax rate is 69.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Mariartyian economy, worth 593 trillion Euros a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 81,918 Euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool, soldiers find that home gadgets and power tools are more effective as improvised weapons than the guns they've been issued, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients, and cane fights are a common sight in nursing homes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mariarty's national animal is the Velociraptor, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Mariarty is ranked 144,478th in the world and 5,663rd in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -31.44 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,937thMost Influential: 4,961stBest Weather: 6,909thTop
Most Pacifist: 9,178thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,457thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,909thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,748thSafest: 11,612thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,891stNicest Citizens: 12,093rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,381stHealthiest Citizens: 12,555thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,459thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,224thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,338thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,625th
Best Weather: 205th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 227th in the regionLargest Populations: 242nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 248th in the regionMost Pacifist: 265th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 286th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 294th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 319th in the regionNicest Citizens: 337th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 341st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 343rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 352nd in the regionSafest: 357th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 363rd in the regionMost Influential: 370th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 380th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 387th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 439th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 441st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 458th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 467th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 475th in the regionMost Developed: 530th in the regionMost Inclusive: 587th in the region

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