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The Holy Principality of Saint Mark was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 364
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 136thMost Valuable International Artwork: 191stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 242nd
The Serene Sanctuary of
Doing God's Will In NationStates
Guardian of the West
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Holy Principality of Saint Mark

Population13.273 billion

CapitalSanctus Leo
LeaderHis Serene Highness Prince Marcarius


The Serene Sanctuary of The Holy Principality of Saint Mark is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by His Serene Highness Prince Marcarius with a fair hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, zero percent divorce rate, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 13.273 billion Saint Markans live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The relatively small, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Education, although Industry, Environment, and Spirituality are also considered important, while Social Policy is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sanctus Leo. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 44.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Saint Markan economy, worth a remarkable 4,462 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 336,201 Marks, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,117,881 per year while the poor average 22,413, a ratio of 94.5 to 1.

Citizens finish cleaning up after the annual National Treasure Hunt just in time for the next one, factory workers offered 20-hour shifts are expected to thank their bosses for the wonderful opportunity, companies balk at paying their workers, and the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields. 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 30,318th in the world and 290th in the West Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 108.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 136thMost Valuable International Artwork: 191stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 242ndMost Devout: 328thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 498thMost Influential: 633rdRudest Citizens: 720thMost Cultured: 823rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,234thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,539thHighest Average Incomes: 1,667thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,737thLargest Retail Industry: 1,810thSmartest Citizens: 1,827thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,831stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,925thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,954thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,127thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,545thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 2,677thHighest Economic Output: 3,078thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,112thHighest Food Quality: 3,450thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,816thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,901stLargest Governments: 3,970thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,275thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,054thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,145thLowest Crime Rates: 5,428thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,837thMost Pacifist: 9,477thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,502ndNicest Citizens: 10,011thMost Developed: 10,146thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,948thTop
Most Patriotic: 13,341stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,668thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,386thLargest Mining Sector: 15,503rdMost Stationary: 17,811thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 22,226thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 23,026thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23,342ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 23,385thLargest Populations: 23,799thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 25,034th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionRudest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 15th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 24th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 26th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 28th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 30th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 31st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 32nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 33rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 40th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 42nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 45th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 47th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 49th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 52nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 56th in the regionLargest Governments: 58th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 70th in the regionTop
Highest Food Quality: 74th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 75th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 84th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 97th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 117th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 142nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 152nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 161st in the regionLargest Populations: 169th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 178th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 187th in the regionMost Stationary: 192nd in the regionMost Developed: 196th in the regionMost Patriotic: 214th in the regionNicest Citizens: 237th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 238th in the regionMost Pacifist: 242nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 289th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 290th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 332nd in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 449th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 459th in the regionNudest: 485th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 512th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 518th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 549th in the regionLargest Black Market: 603rd in the regionSafest: 723rd in the region

World Assembly

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