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The Island Republic of Mark

“Lets change the world”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: the South Pacific

Regional Influence: Newcomer

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The Island Republic of Mark is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 20.905 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 Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mark City. The average income tax rate is 67.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Markian economy, worth a remarkable 1,058 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 50,637 Punts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Mark successfully hosted the the South Pacific 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 202,529th in the world and 6,769th in the South Pacific for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -6.32 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,528thBest Weather: 4,964thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,747thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,306thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,312thLargest Populations: 6,791stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,856thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,656thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,660thHighest Economic Output: 17,444thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,626thLargest Welfare Programs: 21,153rdSafest: 23,481st
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Largest Populations: 61st in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 135th in the regionBest Weather: 175th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 208th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 208th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 321st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 328th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 394th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 512th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 646th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 647th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 682nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 759th in the regionMost Cultured: 802nd in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 24 » Beblahbleblo, Erinor, Land Without Shrimp, Holy Free, Bleakfoot, Nowa Europa, Qvait, Holota, Bawkie, Lyland, Westenhald, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Anatasha, Amerion, Belschaft, Tepertopia, Wehraboos, Nyxonia, PenguinPies, JavaSiege, Aumeltopia, Concrete Slab, Northern Estrian Islands, and Osheiga.