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The Republic of Martenyika

“We Will Endure”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The Western Isles



Population280 million


The Republic of Martenyika is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 280 million Martenyikans are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, pro-business, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Healthcare, Spirituality, and Administration also on the agenda, while International Aid receives no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.0%.

The very strong Martenyikan economy, worth 18.7 trillion Kejs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Furniture Restoration, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 66,755 Kejs, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 201,558 per year while the poor average 17,222, a ratio of 11.7 to 1.

Protesters against the government are hanged as a warning to others, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, the fattest folk in Martenyika look to be the happiest ones, and vaccinations are mandatory. Crime is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Martenyika's national animal is the lion, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Martenyika is ranked 136,054th in the world and 129th in The Western Isles for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring -6.71 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

Largest Gambling Industry: 6,250thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,025thMost Armed: 9,116thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,182ndHighest Crime Rates: 11,549th
Most Pro-Market: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 14th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14th in the regionMost Armed: 17th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 17th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 6 » Storalia, Vancouvia, Almorea, Razzgriz, Corindia, and Aizcona.

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