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The Autocratic States of Martonica

“Many, we are strong”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The East Pacific

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Martonica

Population2.315 billion

CapitalGoldynforge
LeaderGrymll Goldensmyth

CurrencyLöt
AnimalKrakkan

The Autocratic States of Martonica is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Grymll Goldensmyth with an even hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed population of 2.315 billion Martonicans 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Goldynforge. The average income tax rate is 70.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Martonic economy, worth 199 trillion Löts a year, is led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 85,966 Löts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Members of Parliament are often found living in cardboard boxes, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt, the country is governed by a clique of political insiders known colloquially as The Establishment, and family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Martonica's national animal is the Krakkan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Martonica is ranked 137,628th in the world and 5,228th in The East Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 47.05 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most Influential: 3,377thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,466thLargest Retail Industry: 9,125thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,047thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,309thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,348thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,384thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,533rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,094thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,886thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,246thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,337thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,515thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,819thBest Weather: 19,847thMost Inclusive: 19,853rd
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Most Influential: 220th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 238th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 270th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 299th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 305th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 323rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 362nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 365th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 404th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 406th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 446th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 505th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 511th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 534th in the regionFattest Citizens: 539th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 543rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 576th in the regionNudest: 582nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 627th in the regionBest Weather: 646th in the regionMost Inclusive: 673rd in the regionMost Cultured: 772nd in the region

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