by Max Barry

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Largest Insurance Industry: 1,970thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,868thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,999th
The Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Striving to perfection
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population2.347 billion

LeaderBarth Haekstree


The Republic of Tripe-Markavia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Barth Haekstree with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.347 billion Tripe-Markavians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Industry, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tranendal. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 12.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Tripe-Markavian economy, worth 292 trillion Kroens a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 124,643 Kroens, with the richest citizens earning 9.0 times as much as the poorest.

Battlefield gains are quickly lost when enemies don't respect a time-out, the government is more interested in identifying problems than fixing them, classes at Tranendal University get canceled on Brancaland's Independence Day, and the judicial branch is strongly influenced by major corporations. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control. Tripe-Markavia's national animal is the Radworm, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Tripe-Markavia is ranked 24,055th in the world and 3rd in The Galimulator Union for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 224.47 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Largest Insurance Industry: 1,970thTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,868thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,999thFattest Citizens: 5,610thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,752ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,056thTop
Most Armed: 14,096thLargest Retail Industry: 14,690thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,738thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,757thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,924thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,091stMost Cultured: 20,377thMost Secular: 21,408thMost Scientifically Advanced: 24,055thHighest Average Incomes: 24,217thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24,842ndMost Efficient Economies: 26,188th

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