by Max Barry

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Highest Economic Output: 336thLargest Insurance Industry: 427thHighest Disposable Incomes: 432nd
The City State of
Moralistic Democracy
Yes... We Take American Express
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population38.715 billion


Animalgreat cat

The City State of Marmiedon is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Marmaduke with an even hand, and renowned for its parental licensing program, compulsory gun ownership, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 38.715 billion Marmiedonians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, 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. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Marmiedonian economy, worth an astonishing 14,527 trillion Crypto-donuts a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 375,234 Crypto-donuts, with the richest citizens earning 9.2 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign musicians that Marmaduke dislikes are turned away at the border, tax assessment offices double as polling stations, citizens are constantly disappointed to find their nuisance neighbours are still alive, and military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 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 16,222nd in the world and 592nd in The North Pacific for Most Secular, with 77.54 Atheism Rate.

Highest Economic Output: 336thLargest Insurance Industry: 427thHighest Disposable Incomes: 432ndLargest Publishing Industry: 711thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 712thMost Armed: 913thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,181stMost Influential: 1,229thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,242ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,283rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,328thLargest Populations: 1,578thLargest Mining Sector: 1,692ndLargest Black Market: 1,826thSmartest Citizens: 2,036thMost Efficient Economies: 2,051stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,202ndMost Corrupt Governments: 2,336thMost Developed: 2,697thLowest Crime Rates: 2,762ndTop
Most Patriotic: 3,392ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,465thLargest Retail Industry: 3,679thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,189thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,338thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,675thLargest Governments: 4,692ndRudest Citizens: 4,700thHighest Food Quality: 4,937thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,980thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,663rdMost Inclusive: 6,147thMost Cultured: 6,670thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,535thHealthiest Citizens: 7,627thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,682ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,204thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 11,878thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,074thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,344thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,689thTop
Most Stationary: 15,679thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,814thMost Secular: 16,222ndMost Subsidized Industry: 17,876thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,085thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24,665th
Highest Economic Output: 8th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 21st in the regionLargest Populations: 27th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 27th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 34th in the regionMost Armed: 35th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 36th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 41st in the regionLargest Black Market: 51st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 54th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 71st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 74th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 90th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 97th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 114th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 115th in the regionMost Patriotic: 118th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 138th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 145th in the regionMost Developed: 146th in the regionRudest Citizens: 187th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 225th in the regionLargest Governments: 232nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 237th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 272nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 275th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 281st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 285th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 290th in the regionMost Influential: 291st in the regionMost Cultured: 328th in the regionMost Inclusive: 345th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 351st in the regionTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 362nd in the regionMost Stationary: 400th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 410th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 497th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 524th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 561st in the regionMost Secular: 592nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 658th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Marmiedon, military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft.
  • : Following new legislation in Marmiedon, citizens are constantly disappointed to find their nuisance neighbours are still alive.
  • : Following new legislation in Marmiedon, tax assessment offices double as polling stations.
  • : Marmiedon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Marmiedon, foreign musicians that Marmaduke dislikes are turned away at the border.
  • : Following new legislation in Marmiedon, office thieves tell their employers kleptomania is a pregnancy symptom.
  • : Marmiedon resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Marmiedon was admitted to the World Assembly.
  • : Marmiedon applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Following new legislation in Marmiedon, families are left homeless as entire suburbs are bulldozed on the whim of tribal chiefs.