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Most Influential: 15th Most Compassionate Citizens: 3,730th Nicest Citizens: 4,008th
The Island Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Hope, pray and believe
Influence
Handshaker
Regional Officer
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
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Markanite

Population17.811 billion

CapitalLurgan
LeaderPresident Mark
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyPunt
AnimalDog

The Island Republic of Markanite is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by President Mark with an even hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 17.811 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 Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lurgan. The average income tax rate is 49.9%.

The Markanitean economy, worth 693 trillion Punts a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 38,940 Punts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Corporations donate huge sums of money to favored politicians, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, employers may fire workers without giving any reason, and prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Markanite's national animal is the Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Markanite is ranked 178,223rd in the world and 1,258th in 10000 Islands for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -19.95 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Influential: 15thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 3,730thNicest Citizens: 4,008thBest Weather: 4,067thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,346thLargest Populations: 5,171stMost Devout: 6,837thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,091stMost Pacifist: 7,216thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,341stTop
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Most Stationary: 10,126thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,347thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,793rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,682ndLongest Average Lifespans: 13,152ndHealthiest Citizens: 14,335thHighest Economic Output: 17,474thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,087th
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Most Influential: 8th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 39th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 48th in the regionMost Devout: 61st in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 79th in the regionNicest Citizens: 85th in the regionBest Weather: 98th in the regionMost Stationary: 102nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 133rd in the region

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