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The Queendom of Marceaux

“From Many, One”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Hsiao Han



Population5.538 billion


The Queendom of Marceaux is a colossal, orderly nation, notable for its stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 5.538 billion Marceauxians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 34.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but sluggish Marceauxian economy, worth 116 trillion betales a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 21,008 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt, and surveillance cameras are banned. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Marceaux's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Marceaux is ranked 216,918th in the world and 341st in Hsiao Han for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring -10.49 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,552ndMost Authoritarian: 10,153rdTop
Most Income Equality: 18,113thMost Primitive: 18,560thMost Ignorant Citizens: 21,669th
Most Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10th in the regionMost Primitive: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 28th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 32nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 33rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 34th in the region

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