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Most Influential: 1,807thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,095thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,290th
The United Kingdom of
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Marie Byrd

Population5.276 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 iron fist, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, public floggings, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.276 billion Marie Byrdians 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Deheubarth. The average income tax rate is 78.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Marie Byrdian economy, worth 960 trillion Grant Island Pounds a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 182,016 Grant Island Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Harry Potter conventions are closely watched by the government for any signs of 'dueling', corporate lawyers are switching careers to the more lucrative field of green politics, the studies of art and philosophy are banned, and wigged-out hunters report playing croquet with the Queen of Hearts. 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 3,334th in the world and 4th in Thaecia for Most Armed, with 12.51 Weapons Per Person.

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Most Influential: 1,807thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,095thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,290thMost Armed: 3,334thLargest Black Market: 4,084thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,122ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,309thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,936thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,549thLowest Crime Rates: 6,756thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,803rdMost Subsidized Industry: 6,880thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,298thHighest Average Incomes: 8,730thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,170thHealthiest Citizens: 10,091stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,150thMost Developed: 11,299thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,872ndLargest Governments: 12,295thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 12,377thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,842ndMost Cultured: 13,823rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,160thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,415thMost Devout: 15,724thSmartest Citizens: 16,447thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,214thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,032ndMost Inclusive: 19,059thHighest Economic Output: 19,292ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,360thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,378thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,438thLargest Mining Sector: 23,398thMost Stationary: 23,640th
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Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 24th in the regionMost Devout: 26th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 27th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 29th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 29th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 33rd in the regionMost Cultured: 33rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 33rd in the regionLargest Governments: 34th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 36th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Marie Byrd voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".
  • : Following new legislation in Marie Byrd, wigged-out hunters report playing croquet with the Queen of Hearts.
  • : Following new legislation in Marie Byrd, the studies of art and philosophy are banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Marie Byrd, corporate lawyers are switching careers to the more lucrative field of green politics.
  • : Following new legislation in Marie Byrd, Harry Potter conventions are closely watched by the government for any signs of 'dueling'.
  • : Following new legislation in Marie Byrd, employers are gradually adapting to the alien premise of paying wages to their workers.
  • : Marie Byrd voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Voting Equality for Freed Inmates"".
  • : Marie Byrd was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Marie Byrd was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments and Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Following new legislation in Marie Byrd, Marie Byrd is increasingly belligerent on the international stage.

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