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The Republic of Markla

“In tutela nostra Markla”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
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Location: the South Pacific



Population2.279 billion

CapitalMarkla City
LeaderAlexis Lindholm


The Republic of Markla is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Alexis Lindholm with an even hand, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, daily referendums, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 2.279 billion Marklans enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Markla City. The average income tax rate is 35.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Marklan economy, worth 258 trillion marks a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 113,396 marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

M-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age, Alexis Lindholm's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week, the masses are surrendering their civil liberties without complaint for the sake of shopping convenience, and a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Markla's national animal is the orca, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Markla is ranked 101,961st in the world and 3,698th in the South Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 2,013.86 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,033rdMost Influential: 1,543rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,032ndTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 6,232ndLargest Publishing Industry: 9,301stRudest Citizens: 11,759thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 12,630thHighest Disposable Incomes: 13,148thMost Developed: 13,330thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,564thMost Efficient Economies: 14,440thMost Inclusive: 14,883rdBest Weather: 15,429thSmartest Citizens: 15,972ndMost Secular: 16,172ndMost Beautiful Environments: 16,687thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,416thHealthiest Citizens: 18,179thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,534thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,553rdLongest Average Lifespans: 18,772ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 20,293rdLargest Retail Industry: 20,985thNicest Citizens: 22,549th
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 48th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 160th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 197th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 240th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 265th in the regionRudest Citizens: 347th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 368th in the regionMost Developed: 403rd in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 417th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 421st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 457th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 486th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 503rd in the regionBest Weather: 531st in the regionMost Inclusive: 537th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 538th in the regionMost Secular: 563rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 575th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 588th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 599th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 621st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 665th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 737th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 742nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 752nd in the regionMost Cultured: 770th in the regionNicest Citizens: 812th in the region

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