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Least Corrupt Governments: 316th Largest Publishing Industry: 375th Most Inclusive: 471st
The Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Pax et Justitia
democratically elected government
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Maple Islands

Population10.497 billion

Leaderdemocratically elected government


The Republic of Maple Islands is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by democratically elected government with a fair hand, and renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.497 billion Maple Islanders are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized, liberal government is primarily concerned with Education, although Healthcare, Welfare, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Liberty. The average income tax rate is 95.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Maple Islandsian economy, worth a remarkable 2,368 trillion Loonies a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 225,607 Loonies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The state considers itself the 'third parent' of every child in the nation, Maple Islands's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region, sex changes are routinely performed at Maple Islands's hospitals, and every week is blindness awareness week. Crime is totally unknown. Maple Islands's national animal is the Beaver, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Maple Islands is ranked 162,411th in the world and 127th in Canada for Most Devout, with 2.76 Prayers Per Hour.

Least Corrupt Governments: 316thLargest Publishing Industry: 375thMost Inclusive: 471stNicest Citizens: 701stMost Compassionate Citizens: 727thMost Rebellious Youth: 735thMost Cultured: 755thMost Developed: 898thMost Pacifist: 917thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,043rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,075thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,099thSmartest Citizens: 1,126thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,155thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,398thTop
Highest Drug Use: 1,752ndBest Weather: 1,819thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,842ndMost Influential: 2,165thSafest: 2,239thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,519thHealthiest Citizens: 2,535thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,039thLargest Governments: 3,488thHighest Average Incomes: 4,028thMost Efficient Economies: 4,093rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,271stHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,278thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,620thHighest Economic Output: 4,921stMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,462ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,543rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,903rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,098thNudest: 6,551stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,602ndMost Stationary: 6,791stMost Secular: 6,913thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7,383rdTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 9,525thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,152ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,170th
Highest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 8th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionNudest: 9th in the regionMost Pacifist: 9th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionMost Extreme: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Maple Islands, every week is blindness awareness week.
  • : Maple Islands voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc".
  • : Following new legislation in Maple Islands, sex changes are routinely performed at Maple Islands's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in Maple Islands, Maple Islands's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in Maple Islands, the state considers itself the 'third parent' of every child in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Maple Islands, inter-species marriages are ignored by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Maple Islands, history textbook pages are used as impromptu tissues by distraught students.
  • : Maple Islands lodged a message on the Canada Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Maple Islands, photos of picturesque coastal buildings are set against a backdrop of smokestacks and ship hulls.
  • : Following new legislation in Maple Islands, abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals.


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