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The Fiefdom of Marmiedon

“Yes... We Take American Express”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population29.664 billion


Animalgreat cat

The Fiefdom of Marmiedon is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Marmaduke with an even hand, and remarkable for its conspicuous electricity pylons, pith helmet sales, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 29.664 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 minute, corrupt government, or what there is of one, 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 10,190 trillion dollars 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 notable. Average income is an amazing 343,514 dollars, with the richest citizens earning 5.8 times as much as the poorest.

The tenet of free speech is held dear, Marmiedon is increasingly belligerent on the international stage, the beauty of coastal towns is marred only slightly by all the closed-down storefronts, and ten-year-olds regularly found their own political parties. 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 69,466th in the world and 3,847th in The North Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 62.67 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Highest Economic Output: 323rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 400thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 439thLargest Insurance Industry: 452ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 955thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 968thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 982ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,003rdLargest Publishing Industry: 1,009thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,109thLargest Mining Sector: 1,158thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,205thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,354thLargest Retail Industry: 1,547thTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,759thLargest Populations: 1,786thMost Efficient Economies: 1,931stMost Corrupt Governments: 2,016thMost Influential: 2,048thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,204thRudest Citizens: 2,230thLargest Black Market: 2,263rdSmartest Citizens: 2,315thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,944thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,359thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,505thMost Developed: 5,403rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,435thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,837thMost Inclusive: 7,443rdTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,630thMost Cultured: 8,964thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,758thHighest Drug Use: 10,475thLargest Governments: 11,457thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,163rdMost Secular: 14,560th
Highest Economic Output: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 11th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 17th in the regionLargest Populations: 28th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 29th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 31st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 31st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 39th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 42nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 42nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 42nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 47th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 51st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 69th in the regionLargest Black Market: 78th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 78th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 81st in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 90th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 126th in the regionRudest Citizens: 127th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 149th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 229th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 268th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 307th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 315th in the regionMost Developed: 323rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 366th in the regionMost Cultured: 434th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 444th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 465th in the regionMost Average: 469th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 539th in the regionLargest Governments: 554th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 661st in the regionMost Influential: 691st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 716th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 719th in the regionMost Secular: 739th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 870th in the region

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