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The Grand Theocratic Empire of Holy Marsh

“For the Holy Marsh! Death to the Vile Lard!”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Location: Greater Dienstad

Regional Influence: Truckler

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The Grand Theocratic Empire of Holy Marsh is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Arch-Bishop Luboski with an iron fist, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, unlimited-speed roads, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 25.413 billion Marshites are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Education, Industry, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Environment and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mar'si. The average income tax rate is 94.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Marshite economy, worth a remarkable 8,857 trillion Marshians a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 348,557 Marshians, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Children must be board certified to append "Jr" to their name, many are asking why the latest naval vessel is named after Saint Bartholomeus the Many Handed, the fattest folk in Holy Marsh look to be the happiest ones, and employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Holy Marsh's national animal is the Sparky, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Marshism.

Holy Marsh is ranked 2,581st in the world and 11th in Greater Dienstad for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 16,869.42 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 268thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 275thLargest Black Market: 501stHighest Economic Output: 621stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 654thMost Armed: 727thMost Devout: 1,041stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,096thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,167thHighest Average Incomes: 1,276thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,365thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,227thTop
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Most Inclusive: 2,537thMost Cultured: 2,579thLargest Mining Sector: 2,581stLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,931stLargest Governments: 2,936thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,117thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,303rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,355thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,822ndLargest Populations: 3,987thLowest Crime Rates: 4,006thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,229thSmartest Citizens: 4,466thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,529thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,323rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,531stLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,616thMost Developed: 5,669thHealthiest Citizens: 5,853rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,228thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,410thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,576thMost Avoided: 6,958thRudest Citizens: 8,012thMost Influential: 10,598thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,216thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,223rdTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 14,786thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,495th
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Most Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the region

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