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Most Pro-Market: 4,954thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,874thMost Avoided: 19,857th
The Marsupial of
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The Marsupial

Population2.648 billion

CurrencyA Random Currency
Animalkangaroo

The Marsupial of The Marsupial is a massive, socially progressive nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 2.648 billion Marsupials 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 relatively small, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Healthcare, Law & Order, and Industry also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.9%.

The strong Marsupial economy, worth 109 trillion A Random Currencies a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, and Gambling. Average income is 41,277 A Random Currencies, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 266,040 per year while the poor average 2,587, a ratio of 102 to 1.

Organ donation is compulsory, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card, and there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality. Crime is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. The Marsupial's national animal is the kangaroo, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Marsupial is ranked 213,216th in the world and 7,607th in Lazarus for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -6.86 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Pro-Market: 4,954thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,874thTop
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Most Avoided: 19,857thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 21,821stHighest Crime Rates: 22,591st
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Most Pro-Market: 53rd in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 148th in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 490th in the regionMost Stationary: 802nd in the regionMost Influential: 803rd in the region

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