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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 536th Most Influential: 900th Largest Insurance Industry: 4,888th
The Fiefdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Slide your way up the ladder
Merlin the Humble
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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The Fiefdom of Marilands is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Merlin the Humble with an even hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, free-roaming dinosaurs, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 1.769 billion Marilandsians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Snake City. The average income tax rate is 23.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Marilandsian economy, worth 285 trillion Silvers 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 a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. 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 impressive 161,550 Silvers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.9 times as much as the poorest.

Conscripts often volunteer for a second tour of duty so they can get a ticket to next year's Army Revue, science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous, the new 'Who Wants To Be A Politician' election debate auditions are more popular than the debates themselves, and citizens rise at daybreak every day for mandatory exercise. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Marilands's national animal is the Snake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Marilands is ranked 17,042nd in the world and 626th in The North Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 5,989.54 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 536thMost Influential: 900thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 4,888thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,805thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 7,950thHighest Average Incomes: 9,090thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,792ndLargest Black Market: 10,833rdMost Subsidized Industry: 11,539thLargest Retail Industry: 11,566thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,755thMost Developed: 12,028thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,124thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,007thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,095th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 178th in the regionLargest Black Market: 219th in the regionMost Influential: 299th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 299th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 331st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 360th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 374th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 389th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 443rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 506th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 540th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 585th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 591st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 626th in the regionMost Developed: 626th in the regionRudest Citizens: 635th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 657th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 720th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Marilands, citizens rise at daybreak every day for mandatory exercise.
  • : Following new legislation in Marilands, the new 'Who Wants To Be A Politician' election debate auditions are more popular than the debates themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in Marilands, science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous.
  • : Following new legislation in Marilands, conscripts often volunteer for a second tour of duty so they can get a ticket to next year's Army Revue.
  • : Marilands endorsed The Empire of Altmoras Prime.
  • : Marilands endorsed The Republic of Forunte.
  • : Following new legislation in Marilands, group photos of the members of parliament are often mistaken for family reunions.
  • : Marilands was endorsed by The Empire of Altmoras Prime.
  • : Marilands was endorsed by The Republic of Forunte.
  • : Marilands was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 114 » Unimaginable Doom, Notyoutopia, Holy Oranz, Sankami, Yaorozu, Vegetarian States, Great Bights Mum, Sil Dorsett, SillyString, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Sunto, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Giganato, Yyadutyr, Morrn, Ceretis, Shadowrik, Kelvaros Prime, 10225879, Cullins, Ardoki, Equestrian Commonwealth, Avalon, Esplandia, Diodone, Indereac Lanx, The Army Republic of Prussia, Plumas, SirHardHead, American MapleStory, The Magicians Land, Lemonbiscuits, Aulita, Selfgradatude, Frances Francis the First of France, HMS Unicorn, Republic of Dixie, Xentherida, Wineclaw, Guslantis, SchoolHouse Rock, The Swedish Republic of New Kenya, Reannia, Crodaria, Empy, Malta Comino Gozo, Siwale, The Democratic Republic of Tomb, Religioncord, Upper Portlandia, and 64 others.Apetopia, Kingdom of Space, Bharathvarsh, Enosville, Wisconsota, Kaschovia, Alice Gardens, Elspeth and Samina, Ovsterland, Vazali, Lord Ravenclaw, Valdr, Bayern-Straubing, Southern Stroraia, Empire of the Dark Lords of the Sith, Omicron Persei V111, Colony of lasting Hopes, Mecklenburg-Thornley, Legique, Vantompia, Forever Islands, Mary Spal, Serenais, The Rossinite Empire, Xionn, Pallaith, Aezus, Ainsworth, ABC, Arcadia of Kasterborous, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Amerian States, Helido, Coemgen, Lupus Imperium, General COE, Vszeklina, Das People, Friently, Hong Kong Empire, Moristia, Puczovska, Jenner-Kardash, South Grand Mountain, Lavanania, Shin-Hachioji, Faxfleet, Cleoskye, Kobagia, Victoriaans Nederlands, Lamexanope, Kizja, Rylam, Anima Proxa, Sanjurika, Halcon siveriano, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Marsh Castle, Plembobria, Sheppey, Zemnaya Svoboda, and Forunte.

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