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Old Mare

Population5.032 billion



The People's Dictatorship of Old Mare is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, complete lack of prisons, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 5.032 billion Mari are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cosa. The average income tax rate is 96.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Maricus economy, worth 693 trillion rems a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 137,909 rems, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Stolen Reuben sandwiches are met with detailed and thorough police investigations, national park visitors are reporting a rash of poison ivy sightings, the nation is known as the cheapskates of The Communist Bloc, and all citizens must pass a 'multicultural sensitivity test' to be deemed fit for society. Crime is totally unknown. Old Mare's national animal is the fish, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Old Mare is ranked 7,963rd in the world and 171st in The Communist Bloc for Highest Poor Incomes, with 122,662.3 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Advanced Public Education: 1,887thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,173rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,254thMost Influential: 2,493rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,552ndTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,694thNicest Citizens: 2,785thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,897thMost Inclusive: 2,946thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,375thMost Pacifist: 3,529thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,561stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,623rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,627thHighest Food Quality: 3,976thMost Developed: 4,197thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,541stMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,682ndLongest Average Lifespans: 5,463rdMost Cultured: 5,694thSmartest Citizens: 5,839thLargest Governments: 5,855thSafest: 5,918thHealthiest Citizens: 6,313thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,318thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,465thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,331stHighest Poor Incomes: 7,963rdBest Weather: 8,076thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,413thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,999thLowest Crime Rates: 9,322ndLargest Publishing Industry: 10,764thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,138thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,758thMost Secular: 12,928thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 15,980thMost Income Equality: 18,589thHighest Average Incomes: 19,061stHighest Drug Use: 25,370th
Most Advanced Public Education: 52nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 56th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 64th in the regionNicest Citizens: 75th in the regionMost Stationary: 75th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 75th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 75th in the regionMost Cultured: 76th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 78th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 80th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 81st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 81st in the regionMost Inclusive: 82nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 85th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 86th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 86th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 88th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 88th in the regionMost Pacifist: 91st in the regionMost Politically Free: 93rd in the regionMost Developed: 93rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 96th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 97th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 98th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 106th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 112th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 116th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 118th in the regionLargest Governments: 124th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 126th in the regionNudest: 127th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 129th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 136th in the regionSafest: 144th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 153rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 154th in the regionBest Weather: 165th in the region

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