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The Island Imperium of Markanite

Markanite was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 293

“Hope, pray and believe”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: 10000 Islands



Population24.383 billion

LeaderPresident Mark

AnimalWhite Marked Tree Dog

The Island Imperium of Markanite is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by President Mark with an even hand, and remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, keen interest in outer space, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 24.383 billion Markaniteans 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bastion. The average income tax rate is 50.3%.

The very strong Markanitean economy, worth a remarkable 1,262 trillion Marks a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is 51,792 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Food voucher forgeries are causing headaches for the police, advertisements read like science journal articles complete with extensive references, students do more community service than homework, and playing an online nation simulation game legally obliges you to buy the creator's latest novel. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Markanite's national animal is the White Marked Tree Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Markanite is ranked 123,738th in the world and 450th in 10000 Islands for Largest Black Market, with 267 billion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Influential: 101stTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 4,009thLargest Populations: 4,383rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,805thNicest Citizens: 4,880thBest Weather: 5,295thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,489thMost Pacifist: 6,947thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,149thMost Devout: 9,615thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,438thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,450thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,530thTop
Highest Economic Output: 14,087thHealthiest Citizens: 14,929thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,702ndLowest Crime Rates: 17,839thLongest Average Lifespans: 22,016thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24,062nd
Most Influential: 21st in the regionLargest Populations: 30th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 72nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 95th in the regionMost Devout: 96th in the regionNicest Citizens: 98th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 102nd in the regionBest Weather: 119th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 121st in the region

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