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Most Advanced Public Transport: 103rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 269thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 333rd
The City on a hill of
Father Knows Best State
Stand your ass up!
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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San Marlindo

Population13.888 billion

LeaderHer Excellency Comrade President
Faitha major religion

CurrencySan Marlindo Lira
AnimalGray Reticulan

The City on a hill of San Marlindo is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Her Excellency Comrade President with an iron fist, and remarkable for its fear of technology, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.888 billion San Marlindans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Environment, Industry, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 95.4%.

The frighteningly efficient San Marlindan economy, worth a remarkable 2,291 trillion San Marlindo Lire a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, extremely specialized black market in Information Technology. 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 an impressive 165,002 San Marlindo Lire, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Space shuttles are lying silent on the runway till the Space Agency can work out how to fit a creche and a meditation room into their next spacecraft, the nation's exceedingly polite children have often been referred to as "robots" by international media, the government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping, and dinosaur breeders have a yabba-dabba-doo gay old time in San Marlindo. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. San Marlindo's national animal is the Gray Reticulan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is a major religion.

San Marlindo is ranked 247,707th in the world and 10th in desert for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -14.78 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Most Advanced Public Transport: 103rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 269thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 333rdMost Subsidized Industry: 396thMost Ignorant Citizens: 750thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,009thLargest Black Market: 1,059thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,061stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,366thMost Devout: 1,658thBest Weather: 1,696thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,991stMost Beautiful Environments: 3,105thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,014thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,308thHighest Economic Output: 7,567thLargest Governments: 7,788thMost Primitive: 10,459thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,800thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,015thMost Efficient Economies: 11,071stHighest Average Incomes: 11,450thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 12,951stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,369thLargest Populations: 21,868th
Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the region

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