|Category: Civil Rights Lovefest|
Regional Influence: Duckspeaker
Location: Atlantian Oceania
The Unified City-States of Maraque is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by HRH King Whirnak Darkaan with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 19.849 billion hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.
The large, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Equality, and Social Welfare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tærak. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Book Publishing industry, followed by Uranium Mining and Automobile Manufacturing.
The government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion, prospective parents are cheering on the streets as they no longer need a license to have children, prisoners work-share to cut down rising costs of keeping them in jail, and euthanasia is legal. Crime is relatively low, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Maraque's national animal is the Tsvarchi white lioness, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Xanthaiyanism, and its currency is the Tsvarchivan Lakri.
Most Recent Government Activity: 3 hours ago
- 6 days ago: Maraque was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Armed.
- 12 days ago: Maraque was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Smartest Citizens.
- 14 days ago: Maraque was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Lowest Unemployment Rates.
- 45 days ago: Maraque was ranked #1 in the region for Most Rebellious Youth (last census: Top 5%).
- 48 days ago: Maraque was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
- 48 days ago: Maraque was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced.
- 68 days ago: Maraque fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Information Technology Sector.
- 93 days ago: Maraque was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Retail Industry.
- 96 days ago: Following new legislation in Maraque, euthanasia is legal.
- 96 days ago: Maraque was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry.