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Rudest Citizens: 2,427thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,043rdMost Efficient Economies: 6,071st
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Quark Unit

Population1.997 billion

CapitalJiben Lizi
LeaderLiang Proton

Currencycredit
Animaleagle

The United Kingdom of Quark Unit is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Liang Proton with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, sprawling nuclear power plants, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.997 billion Quarks hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jiben Lizi. The average income tax rate is 58.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Quark economy, worth 364 trillion credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 182,418 credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Battlefield gains are quickly lost when enemies don't respect a time-out, the Quark Unit Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon', school lockers are filled with fancy underwear, and tourists call Quark beach towns "the fine coastline". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Quark Unit's national animal is the eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Quark Unit is ranked 7,674th in the world and 360th in Balder for Most Developed, scoring 91.36 on the Human Development Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 2,427thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,043rdMost Efficient Economies: 6,071stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,454thSmartest Citizens: 7,062ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,218thLargest Retail Industry: 7,465thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,582ndMost Developed: 7,674thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,724thHighest Average Incomes: 8,113thMost Inclusive: 8,565thMost Cultured: 9,103rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,598thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 12,334thMost Secular: 12,445thHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,650thHighest Drug Use: 12,698thLargest Governments: 13,023rdLargest Insurance Industry: 13,306thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,584thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,232ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,459thLowest Crime Rates: 16,503rdSafest: 17,995thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,781stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,864thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,990th
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Rudest Citizens: 106th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 159th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 176th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 261st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 304th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 331st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 339th in the regionMost Developed: 360th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 362nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 370th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 374th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 389th in the regionMost Inclusive: 433rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 461st in the regionMost Cultured: 475th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 482nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 570th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 572nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 575th in the regionMost Secular: 579th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 637th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 719th in the regionLargest Governments: 739th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Quark Unit, tourists call Quark beach towns "the fine coastline".
  • : Following new legislation in Quark Unit, school lockers are filled with fancy underwear.
  • : Following new legislation in Quark Unit, the Quark Unit Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon'.
  • : Following new legislation in Quark Unit, battlefield gains are quickly lost when enemies don't respect a time-out.
  • : Following new legislation in Quark Unit, politicians tend to speak more loudly and slowly these days.
  • : Quark Unit's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Quark Unit's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Following new legislation in Quark Unit, there is something rotten in the state of Quark Unit.
  • : Following new legislation in Quark Unit, confessions don't count if suffixed with "izzle".
  • : Quark Unit's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".

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