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Most Devout: 10,918thMost Ignorant Citizens: 19,751stMost Authoritarian: 20,969th
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The Army of the Marsh

Population2.461 billion

CapitalMachecoul
LeaderFrançois Athanase Charette de La Contrie
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyCrown
AnimalStoat

The Oppressed Peoples of The Army of the Marsh is a massive, safe nation, ruled by François Athanase Charette de La Contrie with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service. The cynical, devout population of 2.461 billion Retzians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Spirituality, with Law & Order, Defense, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Industry isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Machecoul. The average income tax rate is 19.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Retzian economy, worth 126 trillion Crowns a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Pizza Delivery, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 51,481 Crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, Catholicism has been named as The Army of the Marsh's national religion, François Athanase Charette de La Contrie has just been declared ruler of The Army of the Marsh in an international press conference, and airport security is provided by private companies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Army of the Marsh's national animal is the Stoat and its national religion is Catholicism.

The Army of the Marsh is ranked 10,918th in the world and 1st in Resuscitation for Most Devout, with 2,086.22 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 11th in the regionMost Conservative: 12th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the region

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