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Most Influential: 4,135th Highest Poor Incomes: 6,642nd Most Scientifically Advanced: 7,645th
The Commonwealth of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Health,Curiosity, Security.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.653 billion

LeaderGeneral Director Laika Curie
FaithLSC is my main source of salt

CurrencyMarfe mark

The Commonwealth of Marfe is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by General Director Laika Curie with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.653 billion Marfeans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sophia. The average income tax rate is 86.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Marfean economy, worth 364 trillion Marfe marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 137,391 Marfe marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

In life full of care there is no time to stop and stare, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, and Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Marfe's national animal is the Horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is LSC is my main source of salt.

Marfe is ranked 161,415th in the world and 6,143rd in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -203.98 on the Hayek Index.

Most Influential: 4,135thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,642ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,645thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 8,764thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,843rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,917thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,402ndSmartest Citizens: 9,418thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,656thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,700thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,731stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,998thLargest Governments: 10,562ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,976thLowest Crime Rates: 11,057thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,450thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,515thMost Cultured: 12,659thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,351stMost Authoritarian: 15,686thHighest Average Incomes: 15,803rdMost Developed: 16,390th
Highest Poor Incomes: 175th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 206th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 212th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 215th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 217th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 221st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 226th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 232nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 232nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 232nd in the regionLargest Governments: 241st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 251st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 262nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 269th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 274th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 305th in the regionMost Influential: 307th in the regionMost Cultured: 316th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 386th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 394th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 466th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 469th in the regionMost Developed: 476th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 477th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 532nd in the regionSafest: 569th in the regionLargest Populations: 612th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Marfe was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Following new legislation in Marfe, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity.
  • : Marfe's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Marfe was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Marfe relocated from Osiris to The East Pacific.
  • : Following new legislation in Marfe, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews.
  • : Following new legislation in Marfe, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss.
  • : Marfe altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Marfe, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare.
  • : Marfe was refounded in Osiris.


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