by Max Barry

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,497thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,507thFattest Citizens: 4,629th
The Grace and Precision of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Maple 21

Population6.1 billion


The Grace and Precision of Maple 21 is a colossal, orderly nation, notable for its deadly medical pandemics, digital currency, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.1 billion Maple 21ians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 34.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Maple 21ian economy, worth 814 trillion planets a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 133,598 planets, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Asking 'a penny for your thoughts?' draws law enforcement response, homeless people are frequently charged with trespassing on public property, twins move across the country to avoid being accused of the other's crimes, and auditors are gutting every governmental department. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Maple 21's national animal is the puffin, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Maple 21 is ranked 246,027th in the world and 2nd in OEMM for Least Corrupt Governments, with 56.61 percentage of bribes refused.

Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,497thTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,507thFattest Citizens: 4,629thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,436thLargest Black Market: 6,444thMost Avoided: 7,777thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,816thLargest Mining Sector: 7,827thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,198thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,142ndMost Corrupt Governments: 11,937thTop
Most Devout: 13,645thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,714thMost Authoritarian: 20,127thHighest Average Incomes: 20,417thMost Inclusive: 21,749thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,367th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Maple 21's influence in OEMM rose from "Power" to "Superpower".
  • : Maple 21's influence in OEMM rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : Maple 21's influence in OEMM rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Maple 21's influence in OEMM rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Maple 21's influence in OEMM rose from "Contender" to "Enforcer".
  • : Maple 21's influence in OEMM fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Contender".
  • : Maple 21 resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Maple 21 became WA Delegate of OEMM.
  • : Maple 21's influence in OEMM rose from "Zero" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Maple 21 relocated from Artificial Solar System to OEMM.