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The Parliamentary Republic of Marlo

“To each their own”

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

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: Hartfelden

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Marlo

Population1.458 billion

CapitalOkpueze
LeaderPresident Gienapp
FaithAtheism

CurrencyMark
AnimalWolf

The Parliamentary Republic of Marlo is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Gienapp with an even hand, and remarkable for its national health service, complete lack of prisons, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 1.458 billion Marloans 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 Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Okpueze. The average income tax rate is 84.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Marloan economy, worth 212 trillion Marks a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 145,790 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits, only clowns with PhDs from clown college can advise President Gienapp on Marlo's coulrophobia epidemic, senior citizens are often found slaving away in factories, and sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Marlo's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism.

Marlo is ranked 148,480th in the world and 70th in Hartfelden for Most Influential, scoring 39 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most Secular: 2,172ndTop
5%
Most Cheerful Citizens: 6,522ndLongest Average Lifespans: 7,168thHealthiest Citizens: 7,394thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,790thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,791stMost Developed: 8,028thLowest Crime Rates: 8,830thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,038thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,210thMost Inclusive: 9,534thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,588thSmartest Citizens: 10,303rdHighest Poor Incomes: 10,998thLargest Governments: 11,008thTop
10%
Highest Average Tax Rates: 11,671stMost Efficient Economies: 11,724thMost Cultured: 12,529thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,670thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,292ndMost Subsidized Industry: 14,236thHighest Average Incomes: 14,515thBest Weather: 15,763rdMost Beautiful Environments: 18,272ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,492ndNicest Citizens: 18,754thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,846thSafest: 19,322nd
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Most Secular: 1st in the regionTop
10%
Most Inclusive: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Marlo was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Marlo, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in Marlo, senior citizens are often found slaving away in factories.
  • : Following new legislation in Marlo, only clowns with PhDs from clown college can advise President Gienapp on Marlo's coulrophobia epidemic.
  • : Following new legislation in Marlo, pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits.
  • : Following new legislation in Marlo, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.
  • : Following new legislation in Marlo, the nation's new Mylab space station is notorious for being the loneliest place above the planet.
  • : Following new legislation in Marlo, childish pranks are no laughing matter.
  • : Following new legislation in Marlo, tourists need only sign on the dotted line to become citizens.
  • : Marlo voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Ever-Wandering Souls".

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