by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 2,837th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,715th Most Devout: 4,643rd
The Kingdom of
Father Knows Best State
Peace is the way to go
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population3.801 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Samuel Buchanan


The Kingdom of Marinne is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Prime Minister Samuel Buchanan with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, aversion to nipples, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 3.801 billion Marinneans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ihara. The average income tax rate is 74.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Marinnean economy, worth 358 trillion Curoes a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 94,205 Curoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Insanely good theatre productions face government censorship, young and brooding teens are welcomed with open arms to the Dogwarts School of Strangeness and Sorcery, extreme hiring regulations mean a job in Marinne is often a lifetime appointment, and churches across the land are hurriedly installing auto-tune for their choirs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Marinne's national animal is the Cao, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christian.

Marinne is ranked 112,563rd in the world and 112th in New Western Empire for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -7 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Most Influential: 2,837thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,715thMost Devout: 4,643rdLargest Welfare Programs: 4,754thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,112thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 10,212thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,637thNicest Citizens: 11,104thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,595thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,947thBest Weather: 13,011thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,329thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,864thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,903rdMost Pacifist: 14,587thMost Inclusive: 14,803rdLowest Crime Rates: 15,071st
Largest Welfare Programs: 14th in the regionMost Devout: 14th in the region

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