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The People's Republic of Mankerson

“To Flame Is To Succeed” Sir Manky McMankerson

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: United Kingdom



Population4.54 billion

LeaderSir Manky McMankerson

CurrencyManky Dollar
AnimalFeed Me A Stray Cat

The People's Republic of Mankerson is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Sir Manky McMankerson with an even hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, smutty television, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.54 billion Mankersonese are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Adamoville. The average income tax rate is 53.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Mankersonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,175 trillion Manky Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 258,977 Manky Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dealers go from pushing drugs to pushing up daisies, Mankerson is notorious for its citizens' infidelity, cheese has become the new icon of political dissent, and travelers are subject to extensive searches if beet stains are visible on their clothing. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mankerson's national animal is the Feed Me A Stray Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Mankerson is ranked 33,529th in the world and 124th in United Kingdom for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 4,580.28 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,411thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,069thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,388thHealthiest Citizens: 2,497thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,997thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 3,683rdMost Corrupt Governments: 4,093rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,356thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,501stLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,681stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,821stMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,477thLargest Black Market: 5,567thLowest Crime Rates: 5,772ndRudest Citizens: 5,860thMost Developed: 6,138thHighest Food Quality: 6,421stMost Cultured: 6,848thSmartest Citizens: 6,852ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,911thMost Secular: 7,022ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,303rdBest Weather: 8,345thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,605thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,703rdMost Efficient Economies: 9,861stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,009thMost Influential: 10,333rdLargest Publishing Industry: 10,386thLargest Governments: 10,548thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,312thMost Inclusive: 13,532ndMost Beautiful Environments: 13,607thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,749thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,074thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,728thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,073rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,771stHighest Economic Output: 19,022ndLargest Mining Sector: 19,993rdMost Subsidized Industry: 21,152ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 21,314thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,292ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25,174thNicest Citizens: 27,471stMost Advanced Public Transport: 27,784th
Highest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15th in the regionLargest Black Market: 15th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 17th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17th in the regionMost Developed: 19th in the regionMost Secular: 19th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 20th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 21st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 24th in the regionBest Weather: 25th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 27th in the regionMost Cultured: 29th in the regionRudest Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 33rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 34th in the regionLargest Governments: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 40th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 40th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 41st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 42nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 49th in the regionMost Influential: 49th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 49th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 51st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 51st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 54th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 55th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 56th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 60th in the regionMost Inclusive: 63rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 66th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 69th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 69th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 89th in the regionMost Stationary: 90th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 94th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 96th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Mankerson, travelers are subject to extensive searches if beet stains are visible on their clothing.
  • : Following new legislation in Mankerson, cheese has become the new icon of political dissent.
  • : Following new legislation in Mankerson, Mankerson is notorious for its citizens' infidelity.
  • : Following new legislation in Mankerson, dealers go from pushing drugs to pushing up daisies.
  • : Following new legislation in Mankerson, quiet professionalism has returned to the nation's armed forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Mankerson, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Mankerson Blood Tithe.
  • : Following new legislation in Mankerson, students do more community service than homework.
  • : Following new legislation in Mankerson, diplomatic fallout tends to be much more dangerous than radioactive fallout.
  • : Following new legislation in Mankerson, the law says it's okay to sell a bomb to a terrorist so long as they promise not to detonate it.
  • : Mankerson was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.