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Markanite was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 293
Most Influential: 43rdLargest Welfare Programs: 3,708thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,353rd
The Island Imperium of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Hope, pray and believe
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Civil Rights
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Markanite

Population22.992 billion

CapitalBastion
LeaderPresident Mark
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyMark
AnimalWhite Marked Tree Dog

The Island Imperium of Markanite is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by President Mark with an even hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, zero percent divorce rate, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 22.992 billion Markaniteans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bastion. The average income tax rate is 50.3%.

The very strong Markanitean economy, worth a remarkable 1,190 trillion Marks a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is 51,792 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Food voucher forgeries are causing headaches for the police, advertisements read like science journal articles complete with extensive references, students do more community service than homework, and playing an online nation simulation game legally obliges you to buy the creator's latest novel. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Markanite's national animal is the White Marked Tree Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Markanite is ranked 159,876th in the world and 1,556th in 10000 Islands for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -5.66 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 3,708thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,353rdLargest Populations: 4,438thNicest Citizens: 4,445thBest Weather: 4,703rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,123rdMost Pacifist: 6,579thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,262ndMost Devout: 8,485thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,714thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,654thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,709thHealthiest Citizens: 13,866thHighest Economic Output: 13,892ndLowest Crime Rates: 16,662ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,252ndLongest Average Lifespans: 20,413thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,681st
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Most Influential: 15th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 33rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 59th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 82nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 84th in the regionNicest Citizens: 86th in the regionMost Devout: 93rd in the regionBest Weather: 97th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 105th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 132nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 135th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 161st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 187th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 189th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 193rd in the region

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