by Max Barry

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Markanite was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 293
Most Influential: 98thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,201stLargest Welfare Programs: 3,212th
The Island Imperium of
Democratic Socialists
Hope, pray and believe
Chief of Staff
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population31.562 billion

LeaderEmperor Mark

AnimalWhite Marked Tree Dog

The Island Imperium of Markanite is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor Mark with an even hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, frequent executions, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, devout population of 31.562 billion Markaniteans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bastion. The average income tax rate is 69.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Markanitean economy, worth a remarkable 2,502 trillion Marks a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 79,295 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

Television executives are interested in turning Emperor Mark's zany home life into a sitcom, kids looking for shark teeth have become ancient history, the nation's WA representatives have received a very public sacking after Markanite allowed its WA membership to lapse, and the nation is renowned abroad for its love of blood and guts. 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 7,139th in the world and 133rd in 10000 Islands for Nicest Citizens, with 38.85 average smiles per day.

Most Influential: 98thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,201stTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 3,212thLargest Populations: 3,893rdBest Weather: 4,923rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,000thNicest Citizens: 7,139thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,993rdMost Devout: 9,409thHighest Economic Output: 9,412thMost Pacifist: 9,894thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,909thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,112thHealthiest Citizens: 11,036thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,328thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,759thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,389thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 14,306thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,893rdMost Advanced Public Education: 14,921stMost Developed: 19,986thSafest: 21,211thSmartest Citizens: 24,524thMost Stationary: 25,168thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 27,545th
Most Influential: 21st in the regionLargest Populations: 24th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 44th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 54th in the regionMost Devout: 55th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 73rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Markanite was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : The Divine Island Kingdom of Aschente granted Successor and Embassies authority to Markanite and renamed the office from "Chief Executive Emeritus" to "Chief of Staff" in 10000 Islands.
  • : Markanite was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Markanite was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork and Most Influential, the Top 5% for Highest Economic Output and Most Beautiful Environments, and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Markanite was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : The Solist Empire of Lenlyvit appointed Markanite as Chief Executive Emeritus with authority over Appearance, Border Control, Communications, and Polls in 10000 Islands.
  • : Markanite lodged a message on the 10000 Islands Regional Message Board.
  • : Markanite renamed the Governor's office from "Chief Executive" to Outgoing Chief Executive in 10000 Islands.
  • : Markanite granted Polls authority to The Solist Empire of Lenlyvit and renamed the office from "Regional Reserve Chair" to "New Chief Executive" in 10000 Islands.
  • : Markanite updated the World Factbook entry in 10000 Islands.