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The Federal Republic of Mariadne

“Libertatis iustitiae notitiam”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population5.144 billion

CapitalSanta Rios

AnimalMariadnean Owl

The Federal Republic of Mariadne is a colossal, efficient nation, renowned for its anti-smoking policies, daily referendums, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.144 billion Mariadneans 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 enormous government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Administration, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Santa Rios. The average income tax rate is 71.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Mariadnean economy, worth 490 trillion Dollarydoos a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Gambling. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 95,421 Dollarydoos, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Being dead no longer has any benefits, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field, there's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation, and the government is sending thousands of citizens overseas to defend a square mile of land. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Mariadne's national animal is the Mariadnean Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Mariadne is ranked 7,081st in the world and 345th in The North Pacific for Most Cultured, scoring 127 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 783rdMost Influential: 1,217thTop
Most Armed: 2,234thMost Inclusive: 2,666thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,109thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,794thRudest Citizens: 4,803rdMost Developed: 5,367thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,518thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,405thLargest Black Market: 6,594thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,629thMost Secular: 6,856thMost Cultured: 7,081stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,637thHealthiest Citizens: 7,794thBest Weather: 8,436thTop
Smartest Citizens: 9,228thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,955thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,165thNicest Citizens: 13,010thMost Efficient Economies: 14,128thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,450thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,745th
Most Armed: 69th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 162nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 177th in the regionLargest Black Market: 186th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 228th in the regionRudest Citizens: 268th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 275th in the regionMost Developed: 328th in the regionMost Cultured: 345th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 347th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 354th in the regionMost Secular: 364th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 388th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 433rd in the regionTop
Best Weather: 469th in the regionMost Influential: 476th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 529th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 534th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 546th in the regionNudest: 670th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 682nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 697th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 701st in the regionNicest Citizens: 734th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 775th in the regionLargest Populations: 858th in the region

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