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Most Valuable International Artwork: 87thMost Primitive: 180thMost Ignorant Citizens: 222nd
The 𝔏𝔦𝔟𝔢𝔯𝔞𝔩 𝔄𝔯𝔱𝔦𝔰𝔱 of
Free-Market Paradise
μηδὲ βάλητε τοὺς μαργαρίτας ὑμῶν ἔμπροσθεν τῶν χοίρων
The Eye of Providence
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Marsupial Illuminati

Population10.646 billion

CapitalMarsupium
LeaderThe Eye of Providence
FaithPouchism

CurrencyPouch
AnimalMarsupial

The 𝔏𝔦𝔟𝔢𝔯𝔞𝔩 𝔄𝔯𝔱𝔦𝔰𝔱 of The Marsupial Illuminati is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Eye of Providence with a fair hand, and notable for its ritual sacrifices, smutty television, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 10.646 billion Marsupials enjoy frequent elections, which are uniformly corrupted by big-spending corporations buying politicians who best suit their interests.

The enormous, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, although Spirituality, Administration, and Industry are also considered important, while Social Policy and Education receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Marsupium. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 72.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Marsupial economy, worth a remarkable 1,175 trillion Pouches a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an impressive 110,425 Pouches, with the richest citizens earning 7.8 times as much as the poorest.

"What's the Frequency, The Eye of Providence?" is a favorite phrase of backyard radio broadcasters when interrupting official diplomatic channels, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news, criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat, and the nation's biggest export is stupidity. Crime is pervasive, possibly because it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many regulations. The Marsupial Illuminati's national animal is the Marsupial, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Pouchism.

The Marsupial Illuminati is ranked 140,646th in the world and 1st in Sodom and Gomorrah for Most Armed, with 0.29 Weapons Per Person.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 87thMost Primitive: 180thMost Ignorant Citizens: 222ndMost Devout: 310thRudest Citizens: 1,086thMost Avoided: 1,334thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,385thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,533rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,912thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,463rdMost Corrupt Governments: 2,862ndHighest Crime Rates: 3,163rdMost Subsidized Industry: 5,456thNudest: 6,659thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,268thLargest Mining Sector: 10,361stTop
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Best Weather: 12,920thMost Efficient Economies: 12,953rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,099thHighest Economic Output: 15,752ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,895thFattest Citizens: 20,688thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22,224th

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