by Max Barry

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Markanite was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 293
Most Influential: 43rdLargest Welfare Programs: 3,705thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,371st
The Island Imperium of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Hope, pray and believe
Chief Executive
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population23.002 billion

LeaderPresident Mark

AnimalWhite Marked Tree Dog

The Island Imperium of Markanite is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President Mark with an even hand, and notable for its daily referendums, national health service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 23.002 billion Markaniteans 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bastion. The average income tax rate is 50.3%.

The very strong Markanitean economy, worth a remarkable 1,191 trillion Marks a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is 51,792 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Food voucher forgeries are causing headaches for the police, advertisements read like science journal articles complete with extensive references, students do more community service than homework, and playing an online nation simulation game legally obliges you to buy the creator's latest novel. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Markanite's national animal is the White Marked Tree Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Markanite is ranked 206,628th in the world and 2,089th in 10000 Islands for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -13.93 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 43rdTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 3,705thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,371stLargest Populations: 4,435thNicest Citizens: 4,442ndBest Weather: 4,707thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,136thMost Pacifist: 6,582ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,249thMost Devout: 8,480thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,723rdTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,646thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,706thHealthiest Citizens: 13,863rdHighest Economic Output: 13,874thLowest Crime Rates: 16,640thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,090thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,396thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,666th
Most Influential: 15th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 34th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 61st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 83rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 83rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 87th in the regionMost Devout: 94th in the regionBest Weather: 98th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 106th in the regionMost Pacifist: 134th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 134th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 163rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 190th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 193rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 196th in the region

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