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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,447thMost Influential: 2,611thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,587th
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Margila Islands

Population885 million

CapitalNew Amsterdam


The Most Serene Republic of Margila Islands is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its soft-spoken computers, smutty television, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic population of 885 million Margila Islanders hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Amsterdam. The average income tax rate is 70.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Margila Islandian economy, worth 84.1 trillion Guilders a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Average income is 95,026 Guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space, women have a strange proclivity for dressing up as caped weasels, dubiously qualified East Lebatuckese doctors prescribe ice baths as a treatment for pneumonia, and children need to wear helmets and safety harnesses before mounting a carousel horse. Crime is totally unknown. Margila Islands's national animal is the Behemoth, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Margila Islands is ranked 228,540th in the world and 7,553rd in the South Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -262.59 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,447thTop
Most Influential: 2,611thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,587thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,966thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,038thMost Secular: 6,868thMost Inclusive: 7,795thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,969thNicest Citizens: 8,037thMost Pacifist: 9,228thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,380thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,292ndTop
Most Developed: 13,616thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,700thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,871stBest Weather: 15,055thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,241stLargest Retail Industry: 15,820thHighest Drug Use: 16,378thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,863rdMost Beautiful Environments: 16,920thSmartest Citizens: 17,686thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,678thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,917thMost Cultured: 19,113thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,415thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,256th
Highest Drug Use: 150th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 173rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 181st in the regionMost Secular: 228th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 237th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 250th in the regionMost Inclusive: 264th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 293rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 294th in the regionMost Influential: 322nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 351st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 376th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 387th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 405th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 452nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 454th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 484th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 493rd in the regionBest Weather: 504th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 533rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 533rd in the regionMost Cultured: 547th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 552nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 578th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 597th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 603rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 609th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 631st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 804th in the region

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