by Max Barry

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Rudest Citizens: 271st Highest Wealthy Incomes: 274th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 313th
The Commonwealth of
Capitalist Paradise
In something we may trust.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population5.517 billion

CapitalMainze City
LeaderNoble Leader
Faithan obscure religion that has no name


The Commonwealth of Mainze is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Noble Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, irreverence towards religion, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 5.517 billion Mainzeans are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mainze City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Mainzean economy, worth a remarkable 1,739 trillion Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 315,385 Dollars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,929,814 per year while the poor average 22,664, a ratio of 85.1 to 1.

Cheese has become the new icon of political dissent, royalist is the most offensive slur in the Mainzean language, the recently liberated free press cautiously uses compliment sandwiches to cushion its criticisms of Noble Leader, and you can call your arthritic immigrant neighbour for all your roof-tiling and guttering needs. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Mainze's national animal is the Aardvark, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is an obscure religion that has no name.

Mainze is ranked 2,592nd in the world and 64th in Lazarus for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 57 Valid Endorsements.

Rudest Citizens: 271stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 274thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 313thLargest Retail Industry: 422ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 527thFattest Citizens: 542ndMost Armed: 542ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 592ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 610thMost Avoided: 630thHighest Crime Rates: 680thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 833rdLargest Gambling Industry: 908thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,192ndLargest Insurance Industry: 1,195thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,301stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,344thHighest Average Incomes: 1,357thLargest Mining Sector: 1,363rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,594thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,708thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,734thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,158thMost Efficient Economies: 2,577thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,592ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,727thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,801stMost Influential: 3,006thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,411thSmartest Citizens: 3,675thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,994thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,608thHighest Economic Output: 7,329thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,479thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,716thTop
Most Pro-Market: 9,003rdMost Secular: 9,813thMost Rebellious Youth: 16,423rdMost Subsidized Industry: 16,473rd
Rudest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 14th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 18th in the regionMost Armed: 18th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 20th in the regionFattest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Avoided: 28th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 31st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 34th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 50th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 50th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 53rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 55th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 56th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 64th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 64th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 64th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 71st in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 74th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 83rd in the regionMost Influential: 91st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 92nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 103rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 123rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 124th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 143rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 165th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 203rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 249th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 301st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 314th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 354th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 357th in the regionTop
Most Pro-Market: 361st in the regionMost Stationary: 483rd in the regionMost Secular: 534th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Mainze, you can call your arthritic immigrant neighbour for all your roof-tiling and guttering needs.
  • : Following new legislation in Mainze, the recently liberated free press cautiously uses compliment sandwiches to cushion its criticisms of Noble Leader.
  • : Following new legislation in Mainze, royalist is the most offensive slur in the Mainzean language.
  • : Following new legislation in Mainze, cheese has become the new icon of political dissent.
  • : Following new legislation in Mainze, travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air Mainze flights to avoid the pay lavatories.
  • : Following new legislation in Mainze, biker gangs and fashionistas are converting to Violetism en masse.
  • : Following new legislation in Mainze, 'To Regulate And Beyond' is the unofficial motto of the Mainzean Space Agency.
  • : Following new legislation in Mainze, children's bedrooms are often decorated with posters of successful accountants.
  • : Following new legislation in Mainze, the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees.
  • : Following new legislation in Mainze, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies.


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