by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,931stMost Influential: 3,833rdMost Armed: 4,580th
The Empire of
Moralistic Democracy
The Empire stands alone
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population439 million


AnimalAll Weather Routers

The Empire of Margaux is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, free-roaming dinosaurs, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 439 million Margauxians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The large, moralistic government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Triablo. The average income tax rate is 55.3%.

The powerhouse Margauxian economy, worth 41.9 trillion Marguins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 95,504 Marguins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

Hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock", the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid, organ donation is compulsory, and scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Margaux's national animal is the All Weather Routers, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Margaux is ranked 30,779th in the world and 438th in 10000 Islands for Most Developed, scoring 73.61 on the Human Development Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,931stTop
Most Influential: 3,833rdMost Armed: 4,580thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,277thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,016thMost Conservative: 12,548thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,151stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,623rd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 53rd in the regionMost Armed: 62nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 64th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 105th in the regionMost Conservative: 108th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 123rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 141st in the regionMost Influential: 152nd in the region

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