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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 561st Most Pro-Market: 561st Largest Agricultural Sector: 4,383rd
The Queen's State of
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Munus splendidum mox explebitur
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Markland Battle Harbor

Population12.853 billion


The Queen's State of Markland Battle Harbor is a gargantuan, efficient nation, remarkable for its spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 12.853 billion Markland Battle Harborians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.0%.

The very strong Markland Battle Harborian economy, worth 435 trillion betales a year, is quite specialized and led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is 33,913 betales, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 328,808 per year while the poor average 168, a ratio of 1,948 to 1.

The government is avowedly atheist, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, all tariffs have been abolished, and the streets are increasingly clogged with poverty-stricken beggars. Crime is a serious problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Markland Battle Harbor's national animal is the deer, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Markland Battle Harbor is ranked 129,146th in the world and 1,290th in Ancient Lands for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 24.25 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 561stMost Pro-Market: 561stTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 4,383rdHighest Crime Rates: 8,321stTop
Largest Populations: 9,575thRudest Citizens: 9,684thMost Politically Free: 10,490thFattest Citizens: 13,648thLeast Corrupt Governments: 16,600thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,733rd
Largest Agricultural Sector: 11th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 61st in the regionTop
Most Secular: 70th in the region

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