by Max Barry

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Markanite was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 293
Most Influential: 101stLargest Welfare Programs: 3,988thLargest Populations: 4,375th
The Island Imperium of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Hope, pray and believe
Chief Executive
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population24.401 billion

LeaderPresident Mark

AnimalWhite Marked Tree Dog

The Island Imperium of Markanite is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by President Mark with an even hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, frequent executions, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 24.401 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 1,263 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 43,204th in the world and 593rd in 10000 Islands for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 3,747.25 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most Influential: 101stTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 3,988thLargest Populations: 4,375thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,807thNicest Citizens: 4,891stBest Weather: 5,282ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,475thMost Pacifist: 6,941stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,090thMost Devout: 9,545thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,328thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,446thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,512thTop
Highest Economic Output: 14,111thHealthiest Citizens: 14,932ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,658thLowest Crime Rates: 17,794thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,904thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 23,834th
Most Influential: 21st in the regionLargest Populations: 30th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 70th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 94th in the regionMost Devout: 96th in the regionNicest Citizens: 97th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 100th in the regionBest Weather: 116th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 119th in the region

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