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The Island Republic of Mark

“Lets change the world”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
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Location: Shinka

Regional Influence: Apprentice


The Island Republic of Mark is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 19.244 billion Markians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mark City. The average income tax rate is 80.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Markian economy, worth 928 trillion Punts a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports and Soda Sales. Average income is 48,224 Punts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Mark successfully hosted the Shinka Olympics, the government seizes all major gold finds, hundreds of thousands of convicts work as slaves in Mark's many privately-owned prisons, and employers may fire workers without giving any reason. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mark's national animal is the Mighty Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Mark is ranked 25,258th in the world and 13th in Shinka for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 4,923.18 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Best Weather: 5,843rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,290thLargest Populations: 6,967thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,347thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,404thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,494thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,676thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,275thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,950thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,242ndHighest Economic Output: 18,300thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,070th
Largest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 17th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 4 » Unicorn New England, Vengeance up on those who invades, 3XH181T A, and Ayunliz.