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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,715thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,437thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,693rd
The Dazzling Swordplay of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Refuge
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Maple 7

Population3.724 billion

Currencyplanet
Animalpuffin

The Dazzling Swordplay of Maple 7 is a massive, orderly nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, infamous sell-swords, and fear of technology. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.724 billion Maple 7ians 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 78.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Maple 7ian economy, worth 484 trillion planets 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 Tourism, Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Arms Manufacturing. 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 130,114 planets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Peer pressure from cooler world leaders directs Maple 7ian government policy, Maple 7ian Standard Vodka is the only drink that bars stock, government policies change at the drop of a rabbit, and family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Maple 7's national animal is the puffin, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Maple 7 is ranked 19,430th in the world and 173rd in Primitiveness for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 2,299.33 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,715thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,437thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,693rdLargest Insurance Industry: 9,434thLargest Black Market: 10,475thMost Devout: 10,997thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 13,704thMost Efficient Economies: 14,953rdMost Developed: 15,791stLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,595thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,600thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,880thLargest Governments: 17,195thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,532ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,643rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,430thHighest Average Incomes: 19,727thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,795thLowest Crime Rates: 22,483rd
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Most Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 19th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 21st in the regionLargest Black Market: 22nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 26th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 26th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 30th in the regionMost Inclusive: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 46th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 63rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 83rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 90th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 92nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 110th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 121st in the regionMost Devout: 146th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 173rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Maple 7's influence in Primitiveness rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Following new legislation in Maple 7, family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries.
  • : Following new legislation in Maple 7, government policies change at the drop of a rabbit.
  • : Following new legislation in Maple 7, Maple 7ian Standard Vodka is the only drink that bars stock.
  • : Following new legislation in Maple 7, peer pressure from cooler world leaders directs Maple 7ian government policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Maple 7, the health budget has been diverted into prolonging Leader's life.
  • : Following new legislation in Maple 7, fast-food chefs regularly win Health Innovation Awards for spitting on burgers.
  • : Following new legislation in Maple 7, diplomatic cables about Leader have suddenly been very flattering.
  • : Following new legislation in Maple 7, the government has declared victoria over the cheese menace.
  • : Following new legislation in Maple 7, the tax department is having withdrawal symptoms.

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