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The Republic of Marxstadt

“Please do keep reading my motto”

Category: Authoritarian Democracy
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Fuseishuu

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Marxstadt

Population3.165 billion

Currencyequality
Animalhomo sapiens

The Republic of Marxstadt is a massive, genial nation, renowned for its teetotalling pirates, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 3.165 billion Marxstadtians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Welfare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Defense and International Aid are ignored. The average income tax rate is 96.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Marxstadtian economy, worth 665 trillion equalities a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 210,227 equalities, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Depression sinks in after each election when voters realize they are stuck with these people for years, badminton was recently banned due to 'unacceptable violence' inherent to the game, elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation, and the nation's taxpayers pay for foreign governments' extravagances. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Marxstadt's national animal is the homo sapiens, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Marxstadt is ranked 238,840th in the world and 5th in Fuseishuu for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -5.83 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Top
1%
Most Advanced Public Education: 4thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7thLargest Welfare Programs: 9thMost Subsidized Industry: 59thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 103rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 276thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,041stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,152ndMost Developed: 1,520thMost Pacifist: 2,344thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,468thMost Secular: 2,739thTop
5%
Most Efficient Economies: 3,102ndLargest Black Market: 3,216thHealthiest Citizens: 3,273rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,568thLargest Governments: 3,870thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,730thMost Avoided: 5,487thLowest Crime Rates: 5,739thNicest Citizens: 6,373rdHighest Average Incomes: 6,605thNudest: 6,862ndSmartest Citizens: 8,043rdTop
10%
Most Income Equality: 17,537th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Marxstadt, the nation's taxpayers pay for foreign governments' extravagances.
  • : Following new legislation in Marxstadt, elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation.
  • : Following new legislation in Marxstadt, badminton was recently banned due to 'unacceptable violence' inherent to the game.
  • : Following new legislation in Marxstadt, depression sinks in after each election when voters realize they are stuck with these people for years.
  • : Following new legislation in Marxstadt, a well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate.
  • : Following new legislation in Marxstadt, hazmat suits are a common Marxstadtian garb.
  • : Following new legislation in Marxstadt, hotels often double as quarantine zones.
  • : Marxstadt was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Following new legislation in Marxstadt, a traveller who once stubbed a toe on an Air Brancaland flight has been offered asylum.
  • : Following new legislation in Marxstadt, the government has begun selling heroin and ecstasy to help fund its projects.

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