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Most Secular: 3,023rdBest Weather: 7,671stMost Authoritarian: 8,301st
The People's Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
This World is the only one we've got
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
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Good
Political Freedom
Rare

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Markkar

Population832 million

CurrencyMarkkarette
AnimalPortuguese Man-of-War

The People's Republic of Markkar is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, frequent executions, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 832 million Markkarians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Administration, and Education. The average income tax rate is 90.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Markkarian economy, worth 51.8 trillion Markkarettes 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 led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Cheese Exports, and Tourism. Average income is 62,302 Markkarettes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence, all telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons', the Snapgram channel "Embarrassing Baby Leader Pics" has made Leader's mom a celebrity, and prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Markkar's national animal is the Portuguese Man-of-War, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Markkar is ranked 220,801st in the world and 1,456th in 10000 Islands for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -20.12 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Most Secular: 3,023rdBest Weather: 7,671stMost Authoritarian: 8,301stHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,319thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,508thLowest Crime Rates: 9,748thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,813thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 11,878thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,926thMost Income Equality: 11,983rdLargest Welfare Programs: 12,036thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,287thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,770thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,875thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,022ndLargest Governments: 16,081stMost Influential: 16,862ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,315thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,843rdMost Conservative: 18,865th
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Most Authoritarian: 37th in the regionMost Income Equality: 48th in the regionMost Secular: 60th in the regionMost Extreme: 66th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 94th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 119th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 124th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 125th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Markkar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Markkar voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Red Fleet".
  • : Markkar voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commercial Arbitration Recognition".
  • : Following new legislation in Markkar, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators.
  • : Following new legislation in Markkar, the Snapgram channel "Embarrassing Baby Leader Pics" has made Leader's mom a celebrity.
  • : Following new legislation in Markkar, all telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons'.
  • : Following new legislation in Markkar, stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence.
  • : Following new legislation in Markkar, there's a literal nanny state for the legions of children taken by social services.
  • : Markkar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Markkar was endorsed by The Constitutional Monarchy of Thedairos.

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