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Most Influential: 1,809thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,247thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,457th
The United Kingdom of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
For King, For Country, For Law
Influence
Duckspeaker
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Marie Byrd

Population5.316 billion

CapitalDeheubarth
LeaderKing Terrance
FaithChurch of Marie Byrd

CurrencyGrant Island Pound
AnimalPenguin

The United Kingdom of Marie Byrd is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Terrance with an iron fist, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, prohibition of alcohol, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.316 billion Marie Byrdians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Deheubarth. The average income tax rate is 79.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Marie Byrdian economy, worth 947 trillion Grant Island Pounds a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 178,303 Grant Island Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Ample hospital parking is half-filled by the luxury cars of hospital managers, economics is a shrinking field, faking deafness is the only way to guarantee a holiday in the nation, and former slave-owners hope there are no hard feelings when they apply for jobs from their erstwhile charges. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Marie Byrd's national animal is the Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Church of Marie Byrd.

Marie Byrd is ranked 228,146th in the world and 334th in Thaecia for Most Secular, with 9.97 Atheism Rate.

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Most Influential: 1,809thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 3,247thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,457thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,137thLargest Black Market: 4,233rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,719thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,098thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,626thLowest Crime Rates: 6,765thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,959thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,112thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,152ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,965thHighest Average Incomes: 9,286thHealthiest Citizens: 9,743rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,890thMost Developed: 11,315thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,519thTop
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Largest Governments: 12,369thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,529thMost Efficient Economies: 13,001stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,873rdMost Cultured: 14,148thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,996thMost Devout: 15,683rdSmartest Citizens: 16,070thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,562ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,879thMost Inclusive: 18,707thHighest Economic Output: 19,597thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,826thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,279thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,360thLargest Mining Sector: 22,688thMost Stationary: 23,311th
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Most Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 16th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 19th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 26th in the regionMost Devout: 27th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 29th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 29th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 32nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 32nd in the regionMost Cultured: 35th in the regionLargest Governments: 35th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 36th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Marie Byrd, former slave-owners hope there are no hard feelings when they apply for jobs from their erstwhile charges.
  • : Following new legislation in Marie Byrd, faking deafness is the only way to guarantee a holiday in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Marie Byrd, economics is a shrinking field.
  • : Following new legislation in Marie Byrd, ample hospital parking is half-filled by the luxury cars of hospital managers.
  • : Following new legislation in Marie Byrd, it's no longer mandatory for armless amputees to own ironic side-arms.
  • : Marie Byrd voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Kelssek".
  • : Marie Byrd voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Long-Term Storage Of Produced Waste".
  • : Marie Byrd was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Marie Byrd was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Marie Byrd voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".

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