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Largest Gambling Industry: 3,360thLargest Populations: 7,007thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 13,238th
The Imperial Colonial State of
Libertarian Police State
The Snake enlightens us all.
Influence
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Few

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Nova Marsica

Population19.625 billion

CapitalMarruvium
LeaderLucius Fraucus
FaithPaganism

CurrencyImperial Dollar
Animalsnake

The Imperial Colonial State of Nova Marsica is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Lucius Fraucus with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, unlimited-speed roads, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 19.625 billion Nova Marsicans are proud of their wide-ranging civil freedoms, and those who aren't tend to be dragged off the streets by men in dark suits and hustled into cars with tinted windows.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Law & Order also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Marruvium. The average income tax rate is 5.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Nova Marsican economy, worth a remarkable 1,009 trillion Imperial Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 51,434 Imperial Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

The fire protection service is wholly government-funded, politicians have to be granted day-release from prison to speak on bills, CDs are regularly copy-protected, and citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Nova Marsica's national animal is the snake, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Paganism.

Nova Marsica is ranked 159,920th in the world and 4th in The Empire of Common Territories for Least Corrupt Governments, with 92.13 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 13,238thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,356thHighest Drug Use: 16,870thHighest Economic Output: 17,096thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,065th

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