by Max Barry

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Markanite was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 293
Most Influential: 127thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,103rdLargest Populations: 4,274th
The Island Imperium of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Hope, pray and believe
Chief Executive Emeritus
Civil Rights
Very Good
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population25.636 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 remarkable for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 25.636 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 1,327 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 42,356th in the world and 545th in 10000 Islands for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 3,747.25 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most Influential: 127thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 4,103rdLargest Populations: 4,274thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,988thNicest Citizens: 5,041stBest Weather: 5,408thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,580thMost Pacifist: 6,830thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,956thMost Devout: 9,669thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,754thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,369thTop
Highest Economic Output: 14,178thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,210thHealthiest Citizens: 15,272ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,184thLowest Crime Rates: 18,121stLongest Average Lifespans: 21,743rd
Most Influential: 29th in the regionLargest Populations: 32nd in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 83rd in the regionMost Devout: 92nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 102nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 110th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 112th in the regionBest Weather: 123rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 132nd in the region

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