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The Holy Principality of Saint Mark was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 302
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 91stMost Valuable International Artwork: 148thMost Influential: 227th
The Serene Sanctuary of
Corporate Bordello
Voluntatem tuam, Domine, non est meum
Guardian & Chancellor, UTWP
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Holy Principality of Saint Mark

Population8.968 billion

CapitalSanctus Leo
LeaderHis Serene Highness Prince Marcarius


The Serene Sanctuary of The Holy Principality of Saint Mark is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by His Serene Highness Prince Marcarius with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.968 billion Saint Markians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small government is primarily concerned with Education, with Environment, Spirituality, and Industry also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sanctus Leo. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 43.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Saint Markian economy, worth a remarkable 2,767 trillion Marks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 308,620 Marks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,514,430 per year while the poor average 35,997, a ratio of 42.1 to 1.

Fifteen-year-olds cannot walk younger siblings to school without a professional Childcare and Education Certificate, Jennifer Government is a bestseller, nighttime sightings of raccoons sporting Circle-A patches and bandanna masks are on the rise, and His Serene Highness Prince Marcarius's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader. Crime is totally unknown. The Holy Principality of Saint Mark's national animal is the Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

The Holy Principality of Saint Mark is ranked 51,213th in the world and 2,317th in the West Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 93.71 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 91stMost Valuable International Artwork: 148thMost Influential: 227thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 267thMost Devout: 362ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,121stMost Cultured: 1,194thRudest Citizens: 1,308thLargest Retail Industry: 1,754thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,801stHighest Average Incomes: 1,802ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,996thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,240thSmartest Citizens: 2,475thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,534thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,554thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,627thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,823rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,874thMost Efficient Economies: 3,253rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,933rdMost Beautiful Environments: 4,021stLargest Governments: 4,352ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,396thHighest Economic Output: 4,686thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,004thLowest Crime Rates: 5,570thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,809thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,753rdMost Developed: 7,195thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,778thMost Pacifist: 8,979thNicest Citizens: 9,161stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,439thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,825thTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,454thLargest Mining Sector: 14,356thHighest Drug Use: 16,100thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,091stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17,176thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,377thSafest: 18,562nd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Cultured: 23rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 30th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 43rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 45th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 47th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 47th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 50th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 53rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 55th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 58th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 63rd in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 66th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 70th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 75th in the regionLargest Governments: 81st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 87th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 87th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 90th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 96th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 101st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 113th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 132nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 139th in the regionMost Developed: 170th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 182nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 193rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 205th in the regionNicest Citizens: 219th in the regionLargest Populations: 229th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 244th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 245th in the regionMost Pacifist: 248th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 287th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 295th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 444th in the regionMost Stationary: 452nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 462nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 465th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 474th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 481st in the regionSafest: 577th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 612th in the region

World Assembly

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