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Markanite was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 293
Most Influential: 32ndLargest Welfare Programs: 3,975thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,133rd
The Island Imperium of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Hope, pray and believe
Influence
Handshaker
Chief Executive
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Markanite

Population22.153 billion

CapitalBastion
LeaderPresident Mark
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyMark
AnimalWhite Marked Tree Dog

The Island Imperium of Markanite is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Mark with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, zero percent divorce rate, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 22.153 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 50.7%.

The strong Markanitean economy, worth a remarkable 1,016 trillion Marks a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 45,885 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

On-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life, the government is constantly producing new maps to accommodate the continual renaming of cities, toy versions of heroin paraphernalia let kids pretend to be their favourite TV characters, and male friends are often accompanied by a female relative in order to prove their 'straightness'. 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 166,712th in the world and 1,121st in 10000 Islands for Most Avoided, scoring 0.49 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Most Influential: 32ndTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 3,975thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,133rdNicest Citizens: 4,227thBest Weather: 4,355thLargest Populations: 4,583rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,613thMost Pacifist: 6,382ndMost Stationary: 7,010thMost Devout: 7,279thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,622ndTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,115thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,664thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,945thHealthiest Citizens: 13,012thHighest Economic Output: 15,596thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,240th
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Most Influential: 11th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 35th in the regionMost Stationary: 63rd in the regionMost Devout: 63rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 63rd in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 73rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 74th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 74th in the regionBest Weather: 89th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 95th in the regionMost Pacifist: 125th in the region

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