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Best Weather: 6,461st Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,525th Largest Populations: 7,229th
The Island Republic of
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Mark

Population16.773 billion

CapitalMark City

CurrencyPunt
AnimalMighty Dog

The Island Republic of Mark is a gargantuan, safe nation, notable for its punitive income tax rates and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 16.773 billion Markians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mark City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 77.1%.

The strong Markian economy, worth 778 trillion Punts a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Cheese Exports industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming and Soda Sales. Average income is 46,432 Punts, with the richest citizens earning 5.7 times as much as the poorest.

Mark successfully hosted the Shinka Olympics, the government seizes all major gold finds, hundreds of thousands of convicts work as slaves in Mark's many privately-owned prisons, and employers may fire workers without giving any reason. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mark's national animal is the Mighty Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Mark is ranked 18,089th in the world and 7th in Shinka for Highest Economic Output, with 778 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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