|Leader||Supreme General Commander Oliveira|
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.
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.
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