by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 1,889thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,032ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,079th
The Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Land of the Free
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.94 billion


The Republic of Marvinville is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its hatred of cheese, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical population of 2.94 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 morass — juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 83.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Marvinvillean economy, worth 78.5 trillion Dollars a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 26,704 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 the all-pervasive 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 62,545th in the world and 113th in Thaecia for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 2,452.02 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most Influential: 1,889thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,032ndTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 13,079thBest Weather: 16,745thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,322ndMost Income Equality: 18,982ndMost Beautiful Environments: 21,186th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 11th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Income Equality: 27th in the regionMost Stationary: 28th in the region

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