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The Political Landscape of Nintendo's Mario

Oligarchs, fascists and freedom fighters


What is the political situation in the Mario Universe?

The first task in answering the question is to define the frame of reference: What is the Mario Universe?

Without going into too much detail, Mario (generally) lives and works in the Mushroom Kingdom, one of the largest kingdoms—but not the only kingdom (see geo-political structures on Mushroom World [Super Mario Wiki, the Mario encyclopedia], in the Grand Finale Galaxy in, yes, the Mushroom Universe.