by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,379thMost Influential: 4,411thMost Patriotic: 4,413th
The People's Kingdom of
Corrupt Dictatorship
For King and Proletariat!
Civil Rights
Below Average
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population1.695 billion

LeaderKing Ernest Louis II
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyMarvingian Gulden
AnimalRed Deer

The People's Kingdom of Marvingia is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by King Ernest Louis II with an iron fist, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.695 billion Marvingi are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Strasbourg. The average income tax rate is 88.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Marvingian economy, worth 155 trillion Marvingian Guldens 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, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, Basket Weaving, and Cheese Exports. 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 91,904 Marvingian Guldens, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Vital intelligence-gathering activities are often put on hold for Call of Honor tournaments, soldiers' positions are given away by the glint of their bayonets, the poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet, and much of Marvingia's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Marvingia's national animal is the Red Deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Marvingia is ranked 12,673rd in the world and 194th in Europe for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 9,579.86 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,379thTop
Most Influential: 4,411thMost Patriotic: 4,413thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,701stBest Weather: 6,203rdLowest Crime Rates: 7,429thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,912thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,888thHealthiest Citizens: 10,169thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,304thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,173rdMost Corrupt Governments: 11,337thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,467thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,941stMost Advanced Public Education: 12,673rdTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,673rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,073rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,155thMost Income Equality: 16,448thLargest Governments: 16,778thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,429thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,897thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,640thMost Secular: 18,677thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,740thSmartest Citizens: 26,197th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 47th in the regionMost Patriotic: 53rd in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 70th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 89th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 96th in the regionBest Weather: 113th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 114th in the region

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