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The Most Handsome of Marrabuk

“Always united, never divided” General-Admiral Mat Hardy

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

Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: The East Pacific

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Marrabuk

Population5.873 billion

CapitalLos Aminah
LeaderGeneral-Admiral Mat Hardy
FaithSpiky Nose Hair

CurrencyMarrabuk Dollar
AnimalElectric Marrabuk Horse

The Most Handsome of Marrabuk is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by General-Admiral Mat Hardy with an even hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, suspicion of poets, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 5.873 billion Marrabukians 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, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Los Aminah. The average income tax rate is 95.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Marrabukian economy, worth a remarkable 1,345 trillion Marrabuk Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 229,146 Marrabuk Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The law is more interested in punishing crime than preventing it, ancient antique swords have had their blades replaced with latex boffer LARP replicas, 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool, and drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Marrabuk's national animal is the Electric Marrabuk Horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Spiky Nose Hair.

Marrabuk is ranked 201,280th in the world and 7,908th in The East Pacific for Most Avoided, scoring 0.4 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 76thMost Influential: 112thLowest Crime Rates: 2,046thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,240thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,375thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,411thMost Efficient Economies: 2,659thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,025thLargest Governments: 3,040thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,530thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,656thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,824thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,148thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,286thHighest Average Incomes: 4,304thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,339thMost Developed: 4,469thHealthiest Citizens: 4,807thLargest Retail Industry: 6,338thSmartest Citizens: 6,601stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,626thLargest Black Market: 7,117thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,313thMost Secular: 8,424thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,544thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,026thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,080thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,105thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 12,160thHighest Economic Output: 12,181stMost Beautiful Environments: 13,134thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,179thBest Weather: 13,541stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,892ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,275th
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 47th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 49th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 50th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 52nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 54th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 77th in the regionLargest Governments: 79th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 95th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 99th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 114th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 115th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 119th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 120th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 130th in the regionMost Developed: 139th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 149th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 157th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 183rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 195th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 195th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 200th in the regionLargest Black Market: 213th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 214th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 243rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 297th in the regionMost Secular: 298th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 312th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 320th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 364th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 374th in the regionLargest Populations: 379th in the regionRudest Citizens: 382nd in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 423rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 441st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 476th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 799th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 810th in the region

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