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The United Kingdom of Marie Byrd

“For King, For Country, For Law”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Location: Thaecia

Regional Influence: Envoy

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The United Kingdom of Marie Byrd is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by King Terrance with an even hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, daily referendums, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 8.106 billion Marie Byrdians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Deheubarth. The average income tax rate is 88.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Marie Byrdian economy, worth a remarkable 1,648 trillion Grant Island Pounds 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 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 203,416 Grant Island Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Psychiatrists bizarrely accompany King Terrance to meetings with foreign heads of state, the Communist Party claims that selling things for profit isn't necessarily capitalism, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, and helping grandma with her Misgendering 101 homework is a national rite of passage. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Marie Byrd's national animal is the Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Church of Marie Byrd.

Marie Byrd is ranked 12,872nd in the world and 34th in Thaecia for Smartest Citizens, with 81.13 quips per hour.

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Most Influential: 1,507thTop
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Largest Black Market: 3,211thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,687thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,745thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,295thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,896thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,965thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,279thLowest Crime Rates: 5,434thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,529thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,865thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,127thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,845thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,906thHighest Average Incomes: 7,138thMost Devout: 7,249thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,467thLargest Governments: 8,602ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,236thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,933rdMost Developed: 9,980thHealthiest Citizens: 10,135thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,184thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,408thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,517thMost Efficient Economies: 11,906thHighest Economic Output: 12,265thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,654thSmartest Citizens: 12,872ndTop
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Most Cultured: 13,711thLargest Mining Sector: 15,335thMost Patriotic: 16,098thHighest Food Quality: 16,239thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,500thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,747thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,815thMost Inclusive: 23,555thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 26,504th
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 17th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Governments: 19th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 20th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 21st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Populations: 23rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24th in the regionMost Patriotic: 25th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 25th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 27th in the regionMost Cultured: 28th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 31st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 31st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 31st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 33rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Developed: 36th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 38th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 26 » Western Mediterranea, Cerdenia, New Alesland, Rushenberg, South Mouse Island, Angypt, Brototh, Marvinville, Santa Marana, Rayekka, Sunipi, World Trade, The United Patagonian States, Filipistan, German Moravia, Kochevnia, Ravonnia, Dendrobium, Shrekistani, Phihlandia, Darwinton, Orsily, Lukaymmunki, The Ambis, Entente da madeira, and Mardis.