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Most Pro-Market: 549th Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 554th Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,799th
The Queen's State of
Corporate Bordello
Munus splendidum mox explebitur
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
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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 11.225 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 380 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 110,784th in the world and 858th in Ancient Lands for Highest Drug Use, scoring 54 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most Pro-Market: 549thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 554thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,799thRudest Citizens: 7,195thHighest Crime Rates: 8,600thTop
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Most Politically Free: 9,945thLargest Populations: 10,774thFattest Citizens: 16,210thLeast Corrupt Governments: 17,101stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,684th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 58th in the regionMost Cultured: 60th in the region

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