by Max Barry

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Markanite was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 293
Most Influential: 127thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,101stLargest Populations: 4,271st
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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Population25.646 billion

LeaderPresident Mark

AnimalWhite Marked Tree Dog

The Island Imperium of Markanite is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Mark with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, frequent executions, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 25.646 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 1,328 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 18,100th in the world and 285th in 10000 Islands for Lowest Crime Rates, with 83.55 law-abiding acts per hour.

Most Influential: 127thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 4,101stLargest Populations: 4,271stMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,985thNicest Citizens: 5,038thBest Weather: 5,412thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,573rdMost Pacifist: 6,821stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,944thMost Devout: 9,697thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,750thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,356thTop
Highest Economic Output: 14,162ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,185thHealthiest Citizens: 15,258thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,199thLowest Crime Rates: 18,100thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,733rd
Most Influential: 29th in the regionLargest Populations: 32nd in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 83rd in the regionMost Devout: 94th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 102nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 111th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 112th in the regionBest Weather: 124th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 135th in the region

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