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Highest Economic Output: 306thHighest Disposable Incomes: 365thLargest Insurance Industry: 452nd
The City State of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Yes... We Take American Express
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population31.272 billion


Animalgreat cat

The City State of Marmiedon is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Marmaduke with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 31.272 billion Marmiedonians 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 tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Marmietown. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Marmiedonian economy, worth an astonishing 11,328 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 362,252 dollars, with the richest citizens earning 6.5 times as much as the poorest.

The tools of the trade for landmine clearance appear to be copious amounts of gasoline and a box of matches, rural communities are all but disenfranchised as politicians focus all their attention on winning the deciding urban votes, pilots always remember to send their doctors a Maxxmas card, and police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Marmiedon's national animal is the great cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Felineism.

Marmiedon is ranked 207,239th in the world and 10,079th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 12.56 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Highest Economic Output: 306thHighest Disposable Incomes: 365thLargest Insurance Industry: 452ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 528thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 579thLargest Publishing Industry: 809thMost Influential: 867thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 873rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,071stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,171stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,189thLargest Mining Sector: 1,250thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,289thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,501stLargest Retail Industry: 1,716thLargest Black Market: 1,716thLargest Populations: 1,731stRudest Citizens: 1,805thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,899thTop
Smartest Citizens: 2,091stMost Corrupt Governments: 2,227thMost Efficient Economies: 2,610thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,898thMost Developed: 3,304thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,926thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,764thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,201stMost Beautiful Environments: 5,958thLowest Crime Rates: 6,054thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,350thMost Cultured: 6,610thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,136thMost Inclusive: 7,682ndLargest Governments: 8,903rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,191stLongest Average Lifespans: 9,399thTop
Most Secular: 16,798thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,967thHealthiest Citizens: 19,586th
Highest Economic Output: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 15th in the regionLargest Populations: 28th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 29th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 30th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 30th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 41st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 41st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 48th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 56th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 61st in the regionLargest Black Market: 65th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 73rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 81st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 90th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 107th in the regionRudest Citizens: 110th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 117th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 156th in the regionMost Developed: 187th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 196th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 255th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 294th in the regionMost Influential: 314th in the regionMost Cultured: 315th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 329th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 365th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 381st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 393rd in the regionLargest Governments: 438th in the regionMost Average: 461st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 462nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 464th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 513th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 518th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 616th in the regionMost Secular: 877th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 893rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 971st in the region

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