by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 775th Most Influential: 1,075th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,549th
The Armed Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Proudly Alone We Stand
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population4.256 billion

LeaderSupreme General Commander Oliveira

AnimalIberic Lince

The Armed Republic of Markone is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Supreme General Commander Oliveira with an even hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, national health service, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 4.256 billion Markoneans 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gaia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 90.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Markonean economy, worth a remarkable 1,110 trillion Euros a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 260,844 Euros, with the richest citizens earning 6.5 times as much as the poorest.

Astronomers are flocking to Markone to take advantage of its clear night skies, politicians preface their speeches with a declaration that any resemblance to speeches given by individuals living or dead is purely coincidental, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Markone's radio stations, and high-tech infantry rifles automatically reload when the soldier shoots outside the screen of their helmet HUD. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Markone's national animal is the Iberic Lince, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Markone is ranked 169,441st in the world and 9,124th in The North Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 2.84 Obesity Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 775thMost Influential: 1,075thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,549thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,593rdRudest Citizens: 1,674thHealthiest Citizens: 1,675thTop
Most Developed: 1,995thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,139thSmartest Citizens: 2,329thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,475thHighest Average Incomes: 2,508thLargest Governments: 2,830thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,453rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,790thLowest Crime Rates: 3,795thMost Cultured: 3,957thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,249thMost Secular: 4,337thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,275thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,405thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,791stMost Corrupt Governments: 7,566thLargest Retail Industry: 8,120thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,123rdMost Efficient Economies: 8,397thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,436thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 8,896thHighest Drug Use: 9,039thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,175thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,252ndMost Beautiful Environments: 9,516thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,641stHighest Poor Incomes: 10,582ndLargest Publishing Industry: 11,305thHighest Economic Output: 12,528thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,777thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,401stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,137th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 62nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 79th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 83rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 89th in the regionTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 96th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 97th in the regionRudest Citizens: 99th in the regionMost Developed: 117th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 124th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 130th in the regionLargest Governments: 131st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 147th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 181st in the regionMost Cultured: 194th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 203rd in the regionMost Secular: 233rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 280th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 315th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 319th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 336th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 346th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 355th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 371st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 375th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 379th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 402nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 407th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 422nd in the regionMost Influential: 454th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 460th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 472nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 516th in the regionMost Stationary: 519th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 565th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 574th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 599th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 667th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 677th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 846th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 918th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Markone, high-tech infantry rifles automatically reload when the soldier shoots outside the screen of their helmet HUD.
  • : Markone was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Markone, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Markone's radio stations.
  • : Markone was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Markone, politicians preface their speeches with a declaration that any resemblance to speeches given by individuals living or dead is purely coincidental.
  • : Following new legislation in Markone, astronomers are flocking to Markone to take advantage of its clear night skies.
  • : Following new legislation in Markone, citizens wishing to leave the country must surrender half their wealth to the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Markone, jabbing a baby's bottle at officials gets parents waved straight through immigration.
  • : Following new legislation in Markone, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources.
  • : Following new legislation in Markone, Bigtopian relations have become a minefield.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 180 » Pallaith, Sunto, Great Bights Mum, Kwaj, Yaorozu, Notyoutopia, General COE, Holy Oranz, Shin-Hachioji, Shadowrik, Siwale, Sil Dorsett, Diodone, Selfgradatude, American MapleStory, Yukti, Puczovska, Kelvaros Prime, Buckerino, The Iron Lions, Cloydicia, Bayern-Straubing, PlanetPunk, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Amerian States, Xentherida, Territorio di Nessuno, Tredano, Corfad, Beodarasc, Wodan, Wineclaw, Ainsworth, Unimaginable Doom, Agrauron, SillyString, Eglise Sainte Eve, Frances Francis the First of France, Ozstan, The Transhuman Union, Atain, Calamazo, Panama Coalition, TerranulliuZ, Q w e r t y, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Shibutani, Guslantis, THX1138, and 130 others.Californian Redwood, Detrivania, Former English Colony, Koda-Land, Kylesburgh, Misuvelia, Sea Ghost, Highton Islands, The Gamer Party, Whereisthatistan, Racoda, Sacrento, Sanjurika, Quranite, Zeternia, Sundred, United Draconia, Empy, SORT, Zokk, Ethnon, Kulgatha, The United States of Romania, Maott, Suicidistan, El Fiji Grande, East Wushen, Dar es Saalam, New Trisone, Amestris-Britannia, Wilkshire, Yarecir, Islamic Cali, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, New Bremerton, Snoodum, Babacar, New Pruessen, Arstungry, Lunallian, Spartoptia, Malta Comino Gozo, Willifusland, Votak Matim, Sinelona, Niradans, North Bratislava, Vincone Cae, Uganda Knuckles UK, Kasazzastan, Omnistria, Sakaryata, Wunderstrafanstalt, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Bearical, Ka Ching, Australiland, Unsophisticate, Amauri, Hong Kong Empire, Federation Terra Australis, Black Templares, Outer Egorniand, Ninjak30, Dreadton, The Pantheons, Zumlandia, The South Falls, The Windmilluminati, New Eleria, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Ethereal Expanse, Pasargad, Steraz, The Sinclarian Provinces, INTEGRAL, Alunya, Guer Aike, Ara Antrizuls, Justanistan, Ofemerica, Egalico, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Torakuen, Joodey, Kyrianian, The Notorious Mad Jack, Novare Res, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Newpromisedland, Norostilors, Zemnaya Svoboda, Peldorn, Jasminlandia, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Trillius, Kirostan, Haor Chall, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Rydeum, Ejhsa, Acrabinnia, Seidr Wyrd, Liberum Mundi, Victoriaans Nederlands, Lomjia, Apetopia, Valhalla123, Thiammyalllaland, 1 very fast endotarter, Aratani, Afrille, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Vikingiarchy, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Castle Federation, Noahs Second Country, Rynion, Loli County, Test for a new hope, Loutsland, Conservadoria, and Elder Realms.

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