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The Marconian State

Population5.649 billion


AnimalNational Animal

The Former President of The Marconian State is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, national health service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 5.649 billion Marconians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of CAPITAL CITY. The average income tax rate is 92.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Marconian economy, worth a remarkable 1,024 trillion Currencies a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 181,316 Currencies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The right school tie opens more doors than the right qualification, politicians tend to jump ship to whichever party is currently leading in the polls, the new national anthem passes the Turing Test, and CAPITAL CITY's flashy holiday light displays can be seen from space. Crime is totally unknown. The Marconian State's national animal is the National Animal, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Religion.

The Marconian State is ranked 242,887th in the world and 355th in Thaecia for Most Primitive, scoring -658.8 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most Influential: 1,009thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,319thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,771stMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,953rdNicest Citizens: 2,964thMost Developed: 3,041stSmartest Citizens: 3,270thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,379thMost Efficient Economies: 3,435thMost Inclusive: 3,633rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,653rdRudest Citizens: 3,967thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,126thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,783rdHighest Poor Incomes: 4,891stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,225thMost Pacifist: 5,558thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,760thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,907thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,003rdLargest Governments: 6,324thLargest Retail Industry: 6,415thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,629thHealthiest Citizens: 6,833rdMost Cultured: 7,394thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,444thBest Weather: 8,035thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,628thMost Secular: 8,685thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,708thHighest Average Incomes: 8,832ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,935thLowest Crime Rates: 9,879thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,915thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,264thTop
Safest: 15,464thHighest Economic Output: 18,022ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,373rdMost Stationary: 24,083rd
Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionRudest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 13th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 14th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 16th in the regionMost Cultured: 17th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Pacifist: 18th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 19th in the regionMost Secular: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 21st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 25th in the regionNudest: 25th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 29th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 31st in the regionBest Weather: 32nd in the regionLargest Populations: 33rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 36th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Marconian State voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Kelssek".
  • : The Marconian State voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".
  • : The Marconian State voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Voting Equality for Freed Inmates"".
  • : The Marconian State voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Voting Equality for Freed Inmates"".
  • : The Marconian State voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Honeydewistania".
  • : The Marconian State was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : The Marconian State voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Marrabuk".
  • : The Marconian State voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Microplastics".
  • : The Marconian State voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Digital Network Defense"".
  • : The Marconian State was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 4 » Brototh, Rushenberg, Cerdenia, and Marvinville.

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