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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,925thBest Weather: 6,007thLargest Populations: 6,971st
The Island Republic of
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Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Superb

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Mark

Population19.037 billion

CapitalMark City

CurrencyPunt
AnimalMighty Dog

The Island Republic of Mark is a gargantuan, safe nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 19.037 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 Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mark City. The average income tax rate is 79.7%.

The very strong Markian economy, worth 928 trillion Punts a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Cheese Exports industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales. Average income is 48,780 Punts, with the richest citizens earning 5.3 times as much as the poorest.

Mark successfully hosted the Iran 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 25,719th in the world and 12th in Iran for Safest, scoring 109.67 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,826thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,552ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,198thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,242ndHighest Economic Output: 18,148thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,695th
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Largest Populations: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the region

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