Logica, ∆qualitas, Pax
Most Pacifist: 3,687thSafest: 4,790thMost Influential: 4,957th
The Socialist State of
Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population1.641 billion

Leaderthe Markagrad Soviet
FaithState Atheism


The Socialist State of Markadan is a massive, genial nation, ruled by the Markagrad Soviet with an even hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.641 billion Markadani are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Markagrad. The average income tax rate is 91.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Markadani economy, worth 134 trillion Florins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming. Average income is 82,139 Florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Middle-aged metal fans quite enjoy being called "rebellious youths" by even older politicians, acupuncture is routinely prescribed for intravenous drug addicts, government ministers sport new billboards that read 'Will Trade Votes for Private Members' Bill Support', and court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Markadan's national animal is the termite, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is State Atheism.

Markadan is ranked 260,476th in the world and 1,719th in The Communist Bloc for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -199.42 on the Hayek Index.

Most Pacifist: 3,687thSafest: 4,790thMost Influential: 4,957thMost Secular: 6,310thBest Weather: 7,784thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,877thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,002ndLowest Crime Rates: 8,266thMost Inclusive: 8,384thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,551stHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,557thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,837thNicest Citizens: 8,914thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,170thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,238thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,597thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,244thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,609thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,891stHealthiest Citizens: 10,939thHighest Food Quality: 12,474thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,190thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,523rdTop
Largest Governments: 15,945thMost Income Equality: 16,666thSmartest Citizens: 17,166thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,004thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,976th
Most Pacifist: 86th in the regionTop
Safest: 103rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 118th in the regionBest Weather: 147th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 158th in the regionMost Influential: 168th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 175th in the regionMost Secular: 177th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 180th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 191st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 194th in the region

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