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Highest Disposable Incomes: 10,386thLargest Mining Sector: 11,490thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,173rd
The Shadow Empire of
Moralistic Democracy
If you canít beat em, Eat em
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Some

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New Margaux

Population1.629 billion

CapitalTriablo
LeaderEmperor Nikolai Naves

CurrencyMarguin
AnimalFalcon

The Shadow Empire of New Margaux is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Nikolai Naves with an even hand, and notable for its zero percent divorce rate, disturbing lack of elderly people, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed population of 1.629 billion New Margauxians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, moralistic government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Spirituality and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Triablo. The average income tax rate is 15.4%.

The powerhouse New Margauxian economy, worth 152 trillion Marguins 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 Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip 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 93,544 Marguins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.

On-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life, military barracks resemble five-star hotels, it is illegal to brush crumbs off your clothing outdoors, and journalists giggle uncontrollably while reporting the nation's drug bonfires. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Margaux's national animal is the Falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

New Margaux is ranked 18,818th in the world and 308th in 10000 Islands for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 12.38 Bank.

Top
5%
Highest Disposable Incomes: 10,386thLargest Mining Sector: 11,490thTop
10%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,173rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,484thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,132ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,200thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,458thMost Conservative: 18,599thLargest Agricultural Sector: 18,626thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,818thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23,251st
Top
10%
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 77th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 80th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 87th in the regionMost Conservative: 88th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 104th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : New Margaux was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Mining Sector and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Following new legislation in New Margaux, journalists giggle uncontrollably while reporting the nation's drug bonfires.
  • : Following new legislation in New Margaux, it is illegal to brush crumbs off your clothing outdoors.
  • : Following new legislation in New Margaux, military barracks resemble five-star hotels.
  • : Following new legislation in New Margaux, on-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life.
  • : Following new legislation in New Margaux, exceptionally talented workers are praised more than Revolutionary heroes.
  • : Following new legislation in New Margaux, politicians are forced to wear portable lie detectors at all times.
  • : Following new legislation in New Margaux, members of the government all have oddly similar anecdotes about their childhoods.
  • : Following new legislation in New Margaux, the government is outsourcing itself.
  • : Following new legislation in New Margaux, singing in public is only allowed if you are singing the praise of the Motherland.

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