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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,999th Most Influential: 8,406th Safest: 9,233rd
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United Provinces of Marciano

Population602 million


The Democratic States of United Provinces of Marciano is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its state-planned economy, anti-smoking policies, and prohibition of alcohol. The compassionate, democratic population of 602 million United Provinces of Marcianoans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 65.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The United Provinces of Marcianoan economy, worth 28.5 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 47,405 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There are six more weeks of winter if a northerner sees his shadow, on-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life, businesses are abandoning the city centre because of the lack of transport connections, and young girls often attend the same schools as their children. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. United Provinces of Marciano's national animal is the wolf, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

United Provinces of Marciano is ranked 133,267th in the world and 5,154th in The East Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 22.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,999thTop
Most Influential: 8,406thSafest: 9,233rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,579thMost Pacifist: 11,051stLargest Welfare Programs: 12,649thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,659thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,056th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 242nd in the regionSafest: 279th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 308th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 333rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 333rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 461st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 461st in the regionMost Influential: 492nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 502nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 525th in the regionMost Inclusive: 564th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 598th in the region

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