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The Serene Sanctuary of The Holy Principality of Saint Mark

“Voluntatem tuam, Domine, non est meum”

Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: the West Pacific

Regional Influence: Truckler

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The Holy Principality of Saint Mark was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 302

The Serene Sanctuary of The Holy Principality of Saint Mark is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by His Serene Highness Prince Marcarius with a fair hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, anti-smoking policies, and zero percent divorce rate. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 9.162 billion Saint Markians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small government is primarily concerned with Education, although Environment, Spirituality, and Industry are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sanctus Leo. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 45.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Saint Markian economy, worth a remarkable 2,833 trillion Marks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 309,311 Marks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,555,859 per year while the poor average 34,367, a ratio of 45.3 to 1.

Bars are packed at all hours, the nation's leader is normally just referred to as "snuggle-wuggle-huggy-bear", the seats at the back of the parliament are reserved for indigenous ministers, and torture is illegal. Crime is totally unknown. The Holy Principality of Saint Mark's national animal is the Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

The Holy Principality of Saint Mark is ranked 188,835th in the world and 5,312th in the West Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -7.07 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 141stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 268thMost Influential: 276thMost Devout: 363rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 840thMost Cultured: 1,165thRudest Citizens: 1,293rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,762ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,781stLargest Retail Industry: 1,789thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,021stTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,401stSmartest Citizens: 2,411thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,564thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,568thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,571stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,795thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,922ndMost Efficient Economies: 3,173rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,978thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,018thLargest Governments: 4,200thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,371stHighest Economic Output: 4,607thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,968thLowest Crime Rates: 5,588thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,717thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,684thMost Developed: 6,725thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,005thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,253rdNicest Citizens: 9,397thMost Pacifist: 9,412thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,862ndTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,910thLargest Mining Sector: 15,436thHighest Drug Use: 16,711thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,902ndMost Subsidized Industry: 17,266thSafest: 17,362ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,516th
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Cultured: 23rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 33rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 44th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 45th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 46th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 47th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 49th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 56th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 57th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 57th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 60th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 62nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 66th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 75th in the regionLargest Governments: 80th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 84th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 87th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 91st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 96th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 98th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 115th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 132nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 152nd in the regionMost Developed: 158th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 178th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 179th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 189th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 207th in the regionNicest Citizens: 229th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 232nd in the regionLargest Populations: 232nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 271st in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 294th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 299th in the regionMost Stationary: 436th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 441st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 447th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 482nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 504th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 520th in the regionSafest: 527th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 539th in the region

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