by Max Barry

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Markanite was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 293
Most Influential: 123rdLargest Welfare Programs: 4,174thLargest Populations: 4,369th
The Island Imperium of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Hope, pray and believe
Chief Executive
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population24.682 billion

LeaderPresident Mark

AnimalWhite Marked Tree Dog

The Island Imperium of Markanite is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Mark with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, frequent executions, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 24.682 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 1,278 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 44,273rd in the world and 555th in 10000 Islands for Most Developed, scoring 67.66 on the Human Development Index.

Most Influential: 123rdTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 4,174thLargest Populations: 4,369thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,030thNicest Citizens: 5,106thBest Weather: 5,622ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,632ndMost Pacifist: 7,040thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,502ndMost Devout: 9,640thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,332ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,861stMost Beautiful Environments: 12,021stTop
Highest Economic Output: 14,189thHealthiest Citizens: 15,146thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,335thLowest Crime Rates: 17,847thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,968th
Most Influential: 27th in the regionLargest Populations: 30th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 70th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 93rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 97th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 100th in the regionMost Devout: 104th in the region

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