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The City State of Marmiedon

“Yes... We Take American Express” Marmaduke

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population32.721 billion


Animalgreat cat

The City State of Marmiedon is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Marmaduke with an even hand, and notable for its daily referendums, frequent executions, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 32.721 billion Marmiedonians 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 tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Marmietown. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Marmiedonian economy, worth an astonishing 11,862 trillion Crypto-donuts a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 362,525 Crypto-donuts, with the richest citizens earning 6.5 times as much as the poorest.

Soldiers who shoot themselves in the foot are regarded as heroes, the tax agency is feared more than serial killers and terrorists, retail stores are known for creating their own oddly-similar holidays in the months preceding any major festivity, and male med students learning female anatomy do so with their eyes tightly closed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Marmiedon's national animal is the great cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Felineism.

Marmiedon is ranked 117,491st in the world and 5,646th in The North Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 57.9 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Highest Economic Output: 321stHighest Disposable Incomes: 355thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 493rdLargest Insurance Industry: 544thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 656thLargest Publishing Industry: 803rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 823rdMost Influential: 839thHighest Average Incomes: 1,116thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,258thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,309thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,337thLargest Mining Sector: 1,488thLargest Populations: 1,705thLargest Retail Industry: 1,973rdLargest Black Market: 1,987thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,058thSmartest Citizens: 2,079thRudest Citizens: 2,233rdMost Efficient Economies: 2,265thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,298thTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,572ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,630thMost Developed: 3,149thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,506thLowest Crime Rates: 5,326thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,451stMost Cultured: 5,690thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,753rdMost Inclusive: 6,695thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,925thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,056thLargest Governments: 7,259thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,132ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,285thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,533rdTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 14,532ndHealthiest Citizens: 15,588thMost Secular: 15,614thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,306thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,709th
Highest Economic Output: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 13th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 17th in the regionLargest Populations: 26th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 32nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 35th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 38th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 45th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 50th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 55th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 59th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 63rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 70th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 77th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 82nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 94th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 100th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 125th in the regionRudest Citizens: 135th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 138th in the regionMost Developed: 190th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 265th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 276th in the regionMost Cultured: 296th in the regionMost Influential: 312th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 322nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 326th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 331st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 363rd in the regionLargest Governments: 380th in the regionMost Average: 393rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 399th in the regionMost Inclusive: 412th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 485th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 537th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 547th in the regionNudest: 763rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 794th in the regionMost Secular: 801st in the regionMost Stationary: 830th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 870th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,005th in the region

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