by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,109th Most Influential: 2,624th Most Income Equality: 4,895th
The Sun Governed States of
Left-wing Utopia
Face the fire
Sopatra Mares
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.189 billion

CapitalStarkovia City
LeaderSopatra Mares


The Sun Governed States of Maresi is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Sopatra Mares with a fair hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 1.189 billion Maresians 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 enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Starkovia City. The average income tax rate is 77.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Maresian economy, worth 43.8 trillion mars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. Average income is 36,807 mars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The election for Sopatra Mares's office's janitor is heating up, a girl's success in life is often linked to her performance in beauty pageants, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days, and artists are pillars of society. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Maresi's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Maresi is ranked 150,851st in the world and 8,212th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -60.04 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,109thTop
Most Influential: 2,624thMost Income Equality: 4,895thNicest Citizens: 7,617thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,676thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,945thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 8,653rdMost Rebellious Youth: 11,908thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,773rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 12,836thMost Inclusive: 13,009thMost Pacifist: 13,203rdMost Devout: 15,133rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,645th
Most Income Equality: 302nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 367th in the regionNicest Citizens: 438th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 461st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 470th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 495th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 575th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 576th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 670th in the regionMost Pacifist: 699th in the regionMost Devout: 744th in the regionMost Inclusive: 774th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 796th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 798th in the regionMost Extreme: 830th in the regionMost Influential: 840th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 890th in the region

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