Most Influential: 1,598thLargest Black Market: 3,266thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,584th
The United Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
For King, For Country, For Law
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Marie Byrd

Population7.613 billion

CapitalDeheubarth
LeaderKing Terrance
FaithChurch of Marie Byrd

CurrencyGrant Island Pound
AnimalPenguin

The United Kingdom of Marie Byrd is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Terrance with an even hand, and renowned for its public floggings, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 7.613 billion Marie Byrdians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Deheubarth. The average income tax rate is 88.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Marie Byrdian economy, worth a remarkable 1,525 trillion Grant Island Pounds 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. 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 200,446 Grant Island Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tourists are denied entry because of a distant relative married to a Lilliputian, shouting contests are an important part of government job interviews, CSI Forest is this year's hit new crime show, and the latest "must-have" uPhone is 1/4 mm thinner than last year's uPhone. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Marie Byrd's national animal is the Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Church of Marie Byrd.

Marie Byrd is ranked 67,394th in the world and 149th in Thaecia for Most Income Equality, scoring 52.26 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Most Influential: 1,598thTop
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Largest Black Market: 3,266thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,584thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,821stLargest Publishing Industry: 4,082ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,915thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,316thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,565thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,643rdLowest Crime Rates: 5,682ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,828thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,572ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,603rdMost Devout: 6,640thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,853rdHighest Average Incomes: 7,289thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,963rdLargest Governments: 8,889thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,306thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,138thMost Developed: 10,158thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,213thHealthiest Citizens: 10,237thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,544thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,732ndMost Efficient Economies: 11,547thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,156thSmartest Citizens: 12,952ndHighest Economic Output: 13,068thTop
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Most Cultured: 14,800thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,447thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,467thLargest Mining Sector: 16,570thHighest Food Quality: 17,145thMost Patriotic: 17,488thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,825thMost Inclusive: 26,170thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 26,867th
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Most Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 18th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 20th in the regionLargest Governments: 20th in the regionMost Average: 20th in the regionLargest Populations: 22nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 23rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 25th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 26th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 28th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 28th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 30th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 31st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 32nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 33rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 35th in the regionMost Cultured: 35th in the regionMost Developed: 36th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Marie Byrd, the latest "must-have" uPhone is 1/4 mm thinner than last year's uPhone.
  • : Following new legislation in Marie Byrd, CSI Forest is this year's hit new crime show.
  • : Following new legislation in Marie Byrd, shouting contests are an important part of government job interviews.
  • : Following new legislation in Marie Byrd, tourists are denied entry because of a distant relative married to a Lilliputian.
  • : Following new legislation in Marie Byrd, the Counter-Terrorism Unit has been nicknamed "Big Bad Wolf" for its tendency towards urban demolition.
  • : Marie Byrd voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Confederacy of Layem"".
  • : Marie Byrd voted for the World Assembly Resolution "End Collective Punishment".
  • : Following new legislation in Marie Byrd, it's surprisingly hard to find pictures of the bad haircuts from King Terrance's childhood.
  • : Marie Byrd voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Safe Disposal of Nuclear Waste".
  • : Following new legislation in Marie Byrd, children have taken to using semaphore in light of the recent mobile phone ban.

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