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The Republic of Marcellinople

“Libertas, Iustitia, Concordia”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Lazarus

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Marcellinople

Population27.678 billion

CapitalMarcellinople Urbs
LeaderConsul Marcus Aurelius

CurrencyDenarii Marcelli
AnimalEagle

The Republic of Marcellinople is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Consul Marcus Aurelius with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, unlimited-speed roads, and complete absence of social welfare. The democratic population of 27.678 billion Marcellinopleans 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 minute, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, with Environment and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Marcellinople Urbs. The average income tax rate is 1.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Marcellinoplean economy, worth a remarkable 6,515 trillion Denarii Marcellis a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 235,419 Denarii Marcellis, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

There's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt, the Marcellinople Urbs Film Festival recently voted 'Marcellinoplean Getting Hit By Football' as best film, the Marcellinople Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise, and eminent domain has been abolished. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Marcellinople's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Marcellinople is ranked 2,336th in the world and 118th in Lazarus for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 9,046.51 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 222ndLargest Publishing Industry: 827thHighest Economic Output: 899thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,178thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,183rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,320thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,345thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,371stMost Stationary: 1,487thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,524thMost Efficient Economies: 1,546thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,848thSmartest Citizens: 1,980thMost Cultured: 2,145thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,164thLargest Populations: 2,254thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,329thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,336thMost Developed: 2,441stLongest Average Lifespans: 2,504thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,558thMost Influential: 2,577thHighest Average Incomes: 3,473rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,563rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,270thBest Weather: 5,091stTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 7,951stMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,055thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,923rdLargest Retail Industry: 15,498th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 31st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 39th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 40th in the regionMost Stationary: 40th in the regionMost Influential: 50th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 53rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 54th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 59th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 60th in the regionLargest Populations: 74th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 76th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 76th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 77th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 80th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 81st in the regionMost Cultured: 90th in the regionMost Developed: 96th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 104th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 104th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 105th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 118th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 152nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 166th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 187th in the regionBest Weather: 261st in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 456th in the region

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