by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 1,016thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,724thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,794th
The Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Land of the Free
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.225 billion


The Republic of Marvinville is a colossal, safe nation, remarkable for its hatred of cheese, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical population of 5.225 billion Marvinvilleans 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — prioritizes Healthcare, although Education, Environment, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. The average income tax rate is 74.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Marvinvillean economy, worth 152 trillion Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 29,211 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect, the government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress, the arms industry is backed by government subsidies and harsh anti-protest laws are in place, and the nation's faithful often say there is a higher power watching over them. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Marvinville's national animal is the Hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Marvinville is ranked 154,586th in the world and 194th in Thaecia for Highest Drug Use, scoring 53.8 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most Influential: 1,016thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,724thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,794thTop
Best Weather: 15,962ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,057thMost Income Equality: 19,176thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,392ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 22,335th
Most Influential: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 14th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 25th in the regionMost Income Equality: 27th in the region

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