by Max Barry

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Markanite was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 293
Most Influential: 123rdLargest Welfare Programs: 4,168thLargest Populations: 4,361st
The Island Imperium of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Communists
Hope, pray and believe
Chief Executive
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population24.799 billion

LeaderPresident Mark

AnimalWhite Marked Tree Dog

The Island Imperium of Markanite is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by President Mark with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, hatred of cheese, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 24.799 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 1,284 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 238,829th in the world and 1,089th in 10000 Islands for Rudest Citizens, with 7.01 Insults Per Minute.

Most Influential: 123rdTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 4,168thLargest Populations: 4,361stMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,014thNicest Citizens: 5,085thBest Weather: 5,571stMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,598thMost Pacifist: 7,026thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,440thMost Devout: 9,586thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,126thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,782ndMost Beautiful Environments: 11,907thTop
Highest Economic Output: 14,150thHealthiest Citizens: 15,055thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,324thLowest Crime Rates: 17,814thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,833rd
Most Influential: 26th in the regionLargest Populations: 31st in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 68th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 99th in the regionNicest Citizens: 100th in the regionMost Devout: 103rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 104th in the region

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