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The Empire of New Marsberg

“Have a Marsberg day!”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: NationStates


New Marsberg

Population558 million


The Empire of New Marsberg is a huge, cultured nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, sprawling nuclear power plants, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 558 million New Marsbergians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 66.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped New Marsbergian economy, worth 16.3 trillion Marsbergs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 29,263 Marsbergs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's no representation without taxation, the government confiscates candy from babies for 'the greater good' of the nation, matryoshka dolls resembling nested Death Stars are commonly sold, and fishermen take out second mortgages to afford the yearly fishing permit. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Marsberg's national animal is the marsberg, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

New Marsberg is ranked 178,190th in the world and 183rd in NationStates for Most Avoided, scoring 0.91 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,505thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12,781stMost Income Equality: 12,791stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 19,112th
Most Income Equality: 13th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 17th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 34th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 37th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 37th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 4 » Mikeswill, Kyupaa, Flaaklypa, and Beanz.

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