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Least Corrupt Governments: 7,297thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,827thHighest Disposable Incomes: 13,480th
The Free Land of
Rise to Mars
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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The Independent Republic of Mars

Population904 million


AnimalMartian honey bee

The Free Land of The Independent Republic of Mars is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 904 million Martians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The tiny, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Elysium. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.1%.

The very strong Martian economy, worth 70.4 trillion digits a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is 77,879 digits, with the richest citizens earning 9.0 times as much as the poorest.

Soldiers on first dates introduce themselves only by their ranks and serial numbers, it's said that a Martian always pays his debts with significant compounding, the nation leads The Solar System in per capita stalking, and jaywalkers are condemned to lives of poverty for their heinous crimes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The Independent Republic of Mars's national animal is the Martian honey bee, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

The Independent Republic of Mars is ranked 154,674th in the world and 7th in The Solar System for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -3.16 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Least Corrupt Governments: 7,297thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,827thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 13,480thHighest Drug Use: 14,657thLargest Retail Industry: 16,677thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 18,894thMost Secular: 21,207th
Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the region

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