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Most Influential: 1,514thLargest Black Market: 3,207thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,688th
The United Kingdom of
Democratic Socialists
For King, For Country, For Law
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Marie Byrd

Population8.144 billion

LeaderKing Terrance
FaithChurch of Marie Byrd

CurrencyGrant Island Pound

The United Kingdom of Marie Byrd is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by King Terrance with an even hand, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, frequent executions, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 8.144 billion Marie Byrdians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Deheubarth. The average income tax rate is 88.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Marie Byrdian economy, worth a remarkable 1,656 trillion Grant Island Pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 203,416 Grant Island Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Psychiatrists bizarrely accompany King Terrance to meetings with foreign heads of state, the Communist Party claims that selling things for profit isn't necessarily capitalism, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, and helping grandma with her Misgendering 101 homework is a national rite of passage. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Marie Byrd's national animal is the Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Church of Marie Byrd.

Marie Byrd is ranked 250,598th in the world and 330th in Thaecia for Fattest Citizens, with 7.07 Obesity Rate.

Most Influential: 1,514thTop
Largest Black Market: 3,207thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,688thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,746thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,306thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,898thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,966thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,285thLowest Crime Rates: 5,419thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,532ndMost Subsidized Industry: 5,884thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,156thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,827thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,901stHighest Average Incomes: 7,150thMost Devout: 7,245thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,457thLargest Governments: 8,592ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,232ndMost Advanced Public Education: 9,932ndMost Developed: 9,958thHealthiest Citizens: 10,124thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,172ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,379thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,489thMost Efficient Economies: 11,913thHighest Economic Output: 12,229thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,674thSmartest Citizens: 12,857thMost Cultured: 13,730thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 15,329thMost Patriotic: 16,043rdHighest Food Quality: 16,278thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,544thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,789thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,918thMost Inclusive: 23,627thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 26,749th
Most Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Governments: 19th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 20th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 20th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 21st in the regionMost Patriotic: 22nd in the regionLargest Populations: 23rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 25th in the regionMost Cultured: 27th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 28th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 31st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 31st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 31st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 33rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Developed: 35th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 36th in the region

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