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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,704thLowest Crime Rates: 2,878thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,006th
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists Hell
Nationstates
Markus Monroe
Influence
Handshaker
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Marktrah

Population2.727 billion

CapitalWhitebridge
LeaderMarkus Monroe
FaithCeltism

CurrencyDenarii
AnimalLion

The Republic of Marktrah is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Markus Monroe with an even hand, and renowned for its soft-spoken computers, anti-smoking policies, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed population of 2.727 billion Marktrahians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Whitebridge. The average income tax rate is 94.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Marktrahian economy, worth 551 trillion Denariis a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 202,255 Denariis, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized, human pie shops continue to receive shipments of meat from Spleeny Rodd's, increasing inclusiveness is a sign of the times, and viewers get headaches from trying to read the screen full of small print warnings that precede most TV shows. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Marktrah's national animal is the Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Celtism.

Marktrah is ranked 4,529th in the world and 7th in The Order of the Grey Wardens for Most Cultured, scoring 167 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,704thLowest Crime Rates: 2,878thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,006thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,525thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,542ndMost Developed: 3,675thMost Influential: 4,029thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,098thHealthiest Citizens: 4,296thMost Secular: 4,497thMost Cultured: 4,529thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,600thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,976thLargest Governments: 5,126thSmartest Citizens: 5,128thSafest: 5,398thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,936thHighest Food Quality: 5,940thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,068thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,628thHighest Average Incomes: 7,825thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,646thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,855thMost Patriotic: 9,626thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,993rdMost Inclusive: 10,528thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,542ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,552ndMost Efficient Economies: 11,765thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,856thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,031stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,229thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,448thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,654thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 15,848thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,877thMost Income Equality: 18,639thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,707thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,902nd
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Highest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionSafest: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10th in the regionMost Secular: 11th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 11th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 17th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21st in the regionMost Inclusive: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 22nd in the regionTop
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Most Patriotic: 25th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 26th in the regionMost Income Equality: 28th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 31st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 38th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Marktrah, viewers get headaches from trying to read the screen full of small print warnings that precede most TV shows.
  • : Following new legislation in Marktrah, increasing inclusiveness is a sign of the times.
  • : Following new legislation in Marktrah, human pie shops continue to receive shipments of meat from Spleeny Rodd's.
  • : Following new legislation in Marktrah, country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized.
  • : Marktrah was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Marktrah, bands of paramedics walk the streets looking for suspicious medical activity.
  • : Following new legislation in Marktrah, not even good behaviour will get transgender inmates any special perks.
  • : Following new legislation in Marktrah, Whitebridge spends billions upgrading public transport.
  • : Following new legislation in Marktrah, the most penniless demographics have by far the highest number of researchers per capita.
  • : Following new legislation in Marktrah, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order.

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