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The Marlands

Population771 million

LeaderSanta Claus


The Pink Holy of The Marlands is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Santa Claus with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 771 million Marlandi hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yggdrassil. The average income tax rate is 67.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Marlandi economy, worth 68.6 trillion Brains a year, is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 88,948 Brains, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Re-education centers are being added to most prisons, even the most lowly council pen-pusher has the same political power as a senior minister, the Marlandi Babysitters Club has proven to be a huge relief to stressed-out parents across the nation, and Santa Claus is considering changing the nation's name to Blackacre. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Marlands's national animal is the Bat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

The Marlands is ranked 26,440th in the world and 816th in The East Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 6,854.34 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Nudest: 13thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 361stMost Influential: 1,651stTop
Highest Drug Use: 2,892ndLargest Welfare Programs: 6,995thRudest Citizens: 11,471stTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 14,967thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,306thNicest Citizens: 19,376thMost Inclusive: 19,985thMost Secular: 20,164thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,946thMost Compassionate Citizens: 21,544thMost Politically Free: 22,785thMost Advanced Public Education: 23,871stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24,487th
Nudest: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19th in the regionMost Influential: 62nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 65th in the regionMost Politically Free: 91st in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 198th in the regionRudest Citizens: 302nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 365th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 432nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 454th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 469th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 632nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 647th in the regionMost Inclusive: 656th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 661st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 678th in the regionMost Cultured: 711th in the regionMost Developed: 711th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 716th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 765th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 782nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 816th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 835th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 843rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 878th in the regionLargest Governments: 939th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Marlands was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Rudest Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Politically Free.
  • : The Marlands lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : The Marlands lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : The Marlands lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : The Marlands altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in The Marlands, Santa Claus is considering changing the nation's name to Blackacre.
  • : Following new legislation in The Marlands, the Marlandi Babysitters Club has proven to be a huge relief to stressed-out parents across the nation.
  • : The Marlands changed its national leader to "Santa Claus".
  • : Following new legislation in The Marlands, even the most lowly council pen-pusher has the same political power as a senior minister.
  • : The Marlands was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use.


World Assembly

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