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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 63rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 81stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 104th
The Ostentatious Grand Duchy of
New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy
For all whom miss 1908.
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Markreich

Population35.854 billion

CapitalOld Markburg
LeaderMark

CurrencyMark
AnimalNeon Tetra

The Ostentatious Grand Duchy of Markreich is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Mark with a fair hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, frequent executions, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 35.854 billion Markreichians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The minute, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Old Markburg. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Markreichian economy, worth an astonishing 14,249 trillion Marks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 397,441 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

Pilots always remember to send their doctors a Maxxmas card, the Markreich Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon', Markreichians refer to transgender people with insults instead of pronouns, and travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Markreich's national animal is the Neon Tetra, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Markreich is ranked 472nd in the world and 1st in The Village for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 13,542.56 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 63rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 81stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 104thMost Stationary: 120thLargest Agricultural Sector: 132ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 135thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 164thHighest Economic Output: 180thLargest Publishing Industry: 208thHighest Disposable Incomes: 252ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 472ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 487thMost Cultured: 593rdLargest Gambling Industry: 611thMost Armed: 645thLargest Populations: 749thHighest Average Incomes: 753rdRudest Citizens: 799thMost Efficient Economies: 867thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 875thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 899thMost Cheerful Citizens: 910thMost Devout: 1,146thSmartest Citizens: 1,222ndLargest Insurance Industry: 1,416thLargest Retail Industry: 1,788thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,254thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,684thMost Developed: 3,928thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,588thMost Influential: 6,408thLargest Mining Sector: 8,026thMost Inclusive: 8,641stSafest: 9,505thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,179thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 10,620thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,440thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,262ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,577th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Markreich, travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs.
  • : Following new legislation in Markreich, Markreichians refer to transgender people with insults instead of pronouns.
  • : Following new legislation in Markreich, the Markreich Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon'.
  • : Following new legislation in Markreich, pilots always remember to send their doctors a Maxxmas card.
  • : Following new legislation in Markreich, police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints.
  • : Following new legislation in Markreich, space has been brought down to earth with constellations of cancer cases across Markreich.
  • : Following new legislation in Markreich, murder victims' families receive windfall payouts when the murderers are executed.
  • : Following new legislation in Markreich, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League.
  • : Following new legislation in Markreich, blood stains the floors of the execution room and the hands of the state.
  • : Following new legislation in Markreich, the new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?".

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