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Largest Agricultural Sector: 933rdMost Secular: 1,205thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,599th
The Protectorate of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Love, Learn, Live
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Maerist

Population1.276 billion

CapitalEllison
LeaderDesmotrek the Wise
FaithThe Way of Truth

CurrencyCredit
Animaldolphin

The Protectorate of Maerist is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Desmotrek the Wise with an iron fist, and notable for its state-planned economy, digital currency, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.276 billion Maeristians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ellison. The average income tax rate is 70.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Maeristian economy, worth 181 trillion Credits 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 a large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, Retail, and Cheese Exports. 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 impressive 141,972 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children usually cry on their first day of school, the Man in the Plastic Mask has been imprisoned in the Capital Penitentiary, children's daycare starts at the crack of dawn, and there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Maerist's national animal is the dolphin, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Way of Truth.

Maerist is ranked 2,041st in the world and 214th in the South Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 49,715 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 933rdMost Secular: 1,205thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,599thMost Influential: 2,041stTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 4,219thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,934thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,090thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,440thMost Developed: 7,026thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,609thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,294thSmartest Citizens: 9,897thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,826thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 12,022ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,056thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,597thLargest Black Market: 13,256thMost Inclusive: 14,548thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,090thMost Efficient Economies: 15,664thHighest Average Incomes: 15,998thMost Income Equality: 19,493rdLargest Governments: 19,845thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,665thHighest Drug Use: 21,711th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 25th in the regionMost Secular: 47th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 137th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 151st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 154th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 199th in the regionMost Influential: 214th in the regionMost Developed: 233rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 249th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 293rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 302nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 306th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 307th in the regionLargest Black Market: 371st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 397th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 409th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 431st in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 450th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 461st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 468th in the regionMost Inclusive: 543rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 544th in the regionLargest Governments: 596th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 714th in the regionMost Income Equality: 807th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, children's daycare starts at the crack of dawn.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, the Man in the Plastic Mask has been imprisoned in the Capital Penitentiary.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, children usually cry on their first day of school.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, the Maerist Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise.
  • : Maerist voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Free Joy State".
  • : Maerist voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Land Reclamation Regulation".
  • : Maerist endorsed The Republic of The United North and South America.
  • : Maerist was endorsed by The Republic of The United North and South America.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, tourists visiting the nation are harangued for being capitalist pig-dogs.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 141 » Qvait, Aumeltopia, Amerion, Tsunamy, Hanguk-Nippon, Holy Free, Jehenna, Barabarom, The Filippinas, Luddinlande, Nova Montron, The Solar System Scope, Erinor, Bear Connors Paradiso, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Sthalrim, Tsvetania, Curlyhoward, Techganet, Mapico, Farengeto, Si-topia, Nowa Europa, Utondara, Aidenfieeld, Land Without Shrimp, Kringalia, Bleakfoot, PenguinPies, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Anserisa, Volaworand, Wehraboos, Centristvill, Japanese Federal Republic, GI-Land, Beepee, Seliyan progressive Islands, Noire Denholm, Linguiniland, Kholdan, Blahblah2017, Marinho Islands, Compli, West Pastafaria, Dis7Nation, Baltenlands, The Worst army of, Shefino, Kandorith, and 91 others.Auphelia, Corgitopiaa, Laamiva, ChickenDome, West Fallows, The Drakan Republic, Ancient Slobovia, The United Expanse, New Briantown, Yeldarbsland, Drugged Monkeys, Sandaoguo, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Myness, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Kiasu-ism, Nookington, Kedjens, The Tecorogan Federation, The Two Jerseys, Unielvan Millorvium, Great Andora, Theorin, Midand, Grand Kingdom of Zilean Empire, Concrete Slab, Andinla, Center Lisle, Privatore, Gonrati, RestartAll, United Great Holy Empire, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Soem, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Ebonhand, Jazzfrezia, Drystar, Oreo States, Merevane, Tepertopia, Abarri, Qawe, Phanama, Kricivk, Bartonia Nova, Purple Hyacinth, Brunier, Klobitien, Zataras, Rebel-topia, Ofaria, Alfama, Sedunn, Bod Wareenaland, Vanbella, Integria, Eskvenn, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Novum Sina, Rabbitz, Belschaft, Apartment 11F, Yellunstryer, Berlana, Bawkie, Canmore, Ferrhibium, Wappy, Esfalsa, Rotenaplistan, Samofia, Death to democracy, Los Rodeos, Jiam, Pengwens, The Imperial Frost Federation, Wakandan Tribes, Conexia, Roterdamia, Greakkap, Treir, Vesteysia, Ralphburg, North Androssan, Playing Pianos Filled With Flames, Synarion, The White Isles, Miralyna, Holota, and The United North and South America.

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