by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 14th Most Compassionate Citizens: 3,547th Best Weather: 3,664th
The Island Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Hope, pray and believe
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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The Island Republic of Markanite is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by President Mark with an even hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, zero percent divorce rate, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 17.257 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 671 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 156,507th in the world and 1,073rd in 10000 Islands for Fattest Citizens, with 7.38 Obesity Rate.

Most Influential: 14thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 3,547thBest Weather: 3,664thNicest Citizens: 3,834thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,419thLargest Populations: 5,261stMost Devout: 6,565thMost Pacifist: 6,964thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,268thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,386thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 9,374thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,916thMost Stationary: 10,738thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,160thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,336thHealthiest Citizens: 14,256thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,018thHighest Economic Output: 17,264thLowest Crime Rates: 17,755th
Most Influential: 8th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 39th in the regionMost Devout: 60th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 60th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 80th in the regionBest Weather: 85th in the regionNicest Citizens: 86th in the regionMost Stationary: 113th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 124th in the region

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