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Most Efficient Economies: 1,181st Largest Publishing Industry: 3,001st Highest Disposable Incomes: 4,705th
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
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Marzarbul

Population13.811 billion

CapitalKhazad-Dum
LeaderKing Durin Battlehammer

CurrencyKartiz
AnimalDragon

The Empire of Marzarbul is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by King Durin Battlehammer with an even hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, rampant corporate plagiarism, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 13.811 billion Marzarbulians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Khazad-Dum. The average income tax rate is 29.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Marzarbulian economy, worth a remarkable 2,260 trillion Kartizzes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 163,648 Kartizzes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

The "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Marzarbulians any less frightened, cotton candy made from genuine cotton cellulose doesn't quite satisfy, hordes of unemployed lumberjacks have resorted to cutting down utility poles to satisfy their cravings, and most voters only see their chosen representative visit once every election cycle. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Marzarbul's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Marzarbul is ranked 16,896th in the world and 486th in Balder for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

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Most Efficient Economies: 1,181stTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 3,001stHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,705thHighest Economic Output: 5,227thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,877thHealthiest Citizens: 7,373rdMost Developed: 7,878thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,102ndMost Rebellious Youth: 8,268thTop
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Most Cultured: 8,590thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,704thMost Devout: 8,916thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,125thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,710thHighest Average Incomes: 9,942ndBest Weather: 10,023rdSmartest Citizens: 10,674thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,648thLargest Populations: 12,790thSafest: 12,812thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,971stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,030thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,942ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,214thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,379thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,063rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,533rd
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Most Efficient Economies: 60th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 118th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 204th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 273rd in the regionLargest Populations: 330th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 330th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 377th in the regionMost Developed: 378th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 387th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 441st in the regionMost Cultured: 448th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 476th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 482nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 486th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 503rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 511th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 528th in the regionBest Weather: 531st in the regionMost Devout: 729th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 729th in the regionSafest: 736th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Marzarbul was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Marzarbul altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Marzarbul, most voters only see their chosen representative visit once every election cycle.
  • : Following new legislation in Marzarbul, hordes of unemployed lumberjacks have resorted to cutting down utility poles to satisfy their cravings.
  • : Following new legislation in Marzarbul, cotton candy made from genuine cotton cellulose doesn't quite satisfy.
  • : Following new legislation in Marzarbul, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Marzarbulians any less frightened.
  • : Following new legislation in Marzarbul, many friends and relatives of King Durin Battlehammer have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations.
  • : Marzarbul's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Marzarbul's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Marzarbul's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".

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