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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: 10000 Islands

Regional Influence: Hatchling


The Island Republic of Mark is a gargantuan, safe nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 23.355 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.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mark City. The average income tax rate is 70.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Markian economy, worth a remarkable 1,221 trillion Punts a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 52,292 Punts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Mark successfully hosted the 10000 Islands 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 29,211th in the world and 330th in 10000 Islands for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring zero on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,969thBest Weather: 5,604thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,881stLargest Populations: 6,426thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,985thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,784thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 15,936thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,299thHighest Economic Output: 16,920thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,356thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,843rdSafest: 20,748thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22,231stSmartest Citizens: 24,615thHighest Food Quality: 25,132nd
Largest Populations: 62nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 69th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 115th in the regionBest Weather: 131st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 151st in the region

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