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The Representative Republic of Margandy

“DEUS VITAE PATI”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Lazarus

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Margandy

Population6.409 billion

LeaderEmily Jheff

CurrencyMahc
AnimalOwl

The Representative Republic of Margandy is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Emily Jheff with an even hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 6.409 billion Marjandyians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 52.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Margandyian economy, worth 755 trillion Mahcs a year, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 117,841 Mahcs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

The ruling party has a devil of a time keeping order in the ranks, a new guerrilla marketing campaign for tap water involves government agents spraying random citizens with hose water, foreign policy often involves bullwhips and leather, and plain-clothes police officers follow Dàguó tourists everywhere they go. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Margandy's national animal is the Owl, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Margandy is ranked 8,383rd in the world and 411th in Lazarus for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 6,169.05 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,570thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,852ndMost Influential: 2,199thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,691stLargest Retail Industry: 6,211thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,304thMost Devout: 6,666thTop
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Safest: 8,026thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,383rdRudest Citizens: 9,780thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,807thMost Developed: 10,967thLowest Crime Rates: 11,816thSmartest Citizens: 12,644thMost Efficient Economies: 13,050thMost Cultured: 13,341stMost Advanced Public Education: 13,741stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,916th
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Most Influential: 34th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 46th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 85th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 163rd in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 340th in the regionMost Stationary: 340th in the regionMost Devout: 363rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 366th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 379th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 411th in the regionSafest: 501st in the region

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