by Max Barry

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Markanite was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 293
Most Influential: 90thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,953rdLargest Populations: 4,035th
The Island Imperium of
Democratic Socialists
Hope, pray and believe
Chief Executive
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population28.943 billion

LeaderPresident Mark

AnimalWhite Marked Tree Dog

The Island Imperium of Markanite is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by President Mark with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, complete lack of prisons, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, devout population of 28.943 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 Law & Order, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bastion. The average income tax rate is 67.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Markanitean economy, worth a remarkable 2,264 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 78,233 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

Television executives are interested in turning President 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 11,503rd in the world and 163rd in 10000 Islands for Lowest Crime Rates, with 94.2 law-abiding acts per hour.

Most Influential: 90thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,953rdTop
Largest Populations: 4,035thBest Weather: 4,461stMost Devout: 5,096thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,984thNicest Citizens: 7,107thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,693rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,540thHighest Economic Output: 9,047thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,843rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,027thHealthiest Citizens: 10,528thMost Pacifist: 10,625thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,459thLowest Crime Rates: 11,503rdLongest Average Lifespans: 12,543rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,630thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 15,689thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,114thMost Developed: 20,539thSafest: 23,301stSmartest Citizens: 27,249thMost Patriotic: 28,139thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 29,811th
Most Influential: 18th in the regionLargest Populations: 27th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 49th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 53rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 76th in the regionBest Weather: 97th in the region

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