by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,251st Nudest: 1,333rd Most Influential: 3,517th
The Most Serene Republic of
Father Knows Best State
In Nomine Dei et Denarii
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Most Serene Republic of Martinople is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Martin Decimus with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, enforced nudity, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.805 billion Martinopleans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Martinople. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 57.1%.

The powerhouse Martinoplean economy, worth 226 trillion Denarii a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 125,324 Denarii, with the richest citizens earning 8.8 times as much as the poorest.

Businesses are forced to bring all work back within the nation's borders, anyone who so much as frowns risks being referred to a mental health unit, with increasingly clear skies nobody seems to mind the electricity bill going through the roof, and government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Martinople's national animal is the Golden Bull, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Martinople is ranked 120,090th in the world and 5,996th in The North Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.19 Weapons Per Person.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,251stNudest: 1,333rdTop
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Most Influential: 3,517thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,156thLargest Mining Sector: 6,154thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,301stLargest Retail Industry: 9,066thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,113thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,175thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,229thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,932ndMost Corrupt Governments: 12,336thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,766thLargest Black Market: 12,782ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,847thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,015th
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Nudest: 34th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 186th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 187th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 247th in the regionLargest Black Market: 267th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 294th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 314th in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 384th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 402nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 413th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 419th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 462nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 568th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 712th in the region

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