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Highest Economic Output: 309th Highest Disposable Incomes: 359th Largest Insurance Industry: 433rd
The Fiefdom of
Father Knows Best State
Yes... We Take American Express
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Marmiedon

Population29.494 billion

CapitalMarmietown
LeaderMarmaduke
FaithFelineism

Currencydollar
Animalgreat cat

The Fiefdom of Marmiedon is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Marmaduke with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, triple-decker prams, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 29.494 billion Marmiedonians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The minute, corrupt government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Marmietown. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Marmiedonian economy, worth an astonishing 10,320 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. 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 349,932 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

Tombstones are ten feet high to accommodate the names of inhabitants, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates, and the government prides itself on being smug and condescending to idiots. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Marmiedon's national animal is the great cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Felineism.

Marmiedon is ranked 153,091st in the world and 7,663rd in The North Pacific for Most Pacifist, with 3.13 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

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Highest Economic Output: 309thHighest Disposable Incomes: 359thLargest Insurance Industry: 433rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 445thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 889thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 933rdLargest Publishing Industry: 936thHighest Average Incomes: 946thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,027thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,084thLargest Mining Sector: 1,092ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,153rdLargest Black Market: 1,190thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,388thLargest Retail Industry: 1,392ndTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,661stLargest Populations: 1,797thMost Efficient Economies: 1,935thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,938thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,188thSmartest Citizens: 2,434thMost Influential: 2,476thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,930thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,317thRudest Citizens: 5,384thMost Developed: 5,745thLowest Crime Rates: 6,419thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,896thMost Inclusive: 7,382ndTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,703rdMost Cultured: 8,793rdHighest Drug Use: 9,731stLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,887thLargest Governments: 11,817thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,791stMost Secular: 14,592nd
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Highest Economic Output: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 10th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 16th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Populations: 28th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 29th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 29th in the regionLargest Black Market: 38th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 38th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 38th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 41st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 42nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 44th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 51st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 60th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 76th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 78th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 105th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 105th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 129th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 262nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 291st in the regionRudest Citizens: 303rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 305th in the regionMost Developed: 344th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 368th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 428th in the regionMost Inclusive: 436th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 465th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 552nd in the regionLargest Governments: 568th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 699th in the regionMost Secular: 725th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 751st in the regionMost Influential: 763rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 765th in the region

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