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Largest Retail Industry: 27thMost Influential: 89thMost Corrupt Governments: 116th
The Corporate Federation of
Father Knows Best State
Together As One
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population12.167 billion

LeaderPresident Cornelius Crewes


The Corporate Federation of Maritzal is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Cornelius Crewes with an iron fist, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 12.167 billion Maritzalians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Meridian. The average income tax rate is 96.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Maritzalian economy, worth a remarkable 6,270 trillion Pistas a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is a breathtaking 515,383 Pistas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Environmental protestors are being rounded up and taken away in sinister black vans as a massive land development campaign gets underway, scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new, robosexual marriages are increasingly common, and posing for pictures is an integral part of military training. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Maritzal's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Maritzal is ranked 203,506th in the world and 798th in Europe for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.92 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Largest Retail Industry: 27thMost Influential: 89thMost Corrupt Governments: 116thLargest Information Technology Sector: 172ndMost Secular: 205thHighest Poor Incomes: 227thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 230thLargest Black Market: 277thHighest Average Incomes: 336thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 417thFattest Citizens: 516thRudest Citizens: 753rdLargest Publishing Industry: 758thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 786thMost Efficient Economies: 868thMost Cultured: 901stMost Rebellious Youth: 945thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 975thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,114thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,173rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,273rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,340thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,523rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,628thHighest Economic Output: 1,686thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,282ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,294thSmartest Citizens: 2,429thTop
Largest Governments: 2,769thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,630thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,809thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,850thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,280thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,673rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,979thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,713thNudest: 7,829thMost Stationary: 9,224thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,706thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,854thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,892ndMost Beautiful Environments: 10,566thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,993rdTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15,089thLowest Crime Rates: 17,314thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,950thMost Patriotic: 21,357thHighest Drug Use: 25,943rdLargest Populations: 26,150th
Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10th in the regionRudest Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 17th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 18th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 19th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 21st in the regionMost Cultured: 25th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 25th in the regionNudest: 28th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 38th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 39th in the regionMost Stationary: 41st in the regionLargest Governments: 42nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 42nd in the regionMost Influential: 46th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 51st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 51st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 59th in the regionTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 64th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 70th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 72nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 81st in the regionLargest Populations: 89th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 123rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, posing for pictures is an integral part of military training.
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, robosexual marriages are increasingly common.
  • : Maritzal endorsed The Federal Republic of Gotho.
  • : Maritzal was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Gotho.
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new.
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, environmental protestors are being rounded up and taken away in sinister black vans as a massive land development campaign gets underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, President Cornelius Crewes can finally stop kneading the dough and start rolling in it instead.
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, signs stating "You Must be This Tall to Enter" have started appearing outside retirement homes.
  • : Maritzal voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Safe Disposal of Nuclear Waste".
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, social media sites go into shutdown for days at a time to censor user content.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 164 » Imperium Anglorum, The New Nordic Union, Lovisa, Dark Matter, Outer Sparta, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, An Clar, Popaholick, Lexembourg, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Wombelland, Sinclairtown, Northern German Federation, Galway-Dublin, Alympian Kingdom, Yahlia, Saint Domingo, Feria-Alkaline, Thracia Republic, Irminsulia, Regnum Italiae, Pilipinas and Malaya, North of Americas, Alsted, St Scarlett, Brakanistan, Ostermarch, South St Maarten, GanymedEuropa, Boldia, Belmoren, Purgatio, Thracia and Crimea, Jim the Baptist, Supcotia, Republic of Satherland, Leranditale, Nardin, Parliamentary Laramidia, British Norklon, Nevelja, Leszno, Walfo, Lord Sapre, Monte Naranja, Elisabethshagen, The Champions League, Chronus, Invernessia, Ausvelt, and 114 others.Someseni, Savinecross, Canovium, The Seven Provinces, New Vorarlberg, Grodisze, The Scandinavian Realm, Montagne Riche, Jahass, Bareu, The Reunited Yugoslavs, NorthPortugal, Meropis, Greater Icelandia, Apabeossie, Estellan, Epistimi Evimeria, Trixeland, Kanokla, Anglo-Francios, Valtrona, Zarulia, Eco-Paris Reformation, Mynox, Othenhiem, Nova Babilonia, Brittany Normandy Aquitaine, Greater Albaina, Zulrich, Christian Terra, Maalat, New Eestiball, Koenskyte, Estonesia, Robbonia, Balante, Khuravia, Trisikistan, Gliesetonia, Nieuw Gent, East Kirea, Anzau, Gutarike, Magyarostan, Nomaida, Eppur, Warzakie, Europe a Nation, Theat ble Asialica, Druznia, Dipretorian, Et Pax Britannica, West Atone, Chioganah, Fanadia, Noristoniaka, Tschechisches Reich, Girvage, Aroale, Broabant, Mallesia, Ombran, Mojuatafurertopeopir, Janart, Schiltia, Contristabia, Panversia, Rocebard, The Federal States of Ezasao, Allortators, The Balkan Union state, Furries Anonymous, Arbere, Kebabian States, Newex Nov Can, Belvanski, The New Mexican Confederation, Nuweland, Aingard, Escalver, Pereiras, Thebeytopia, Agausia, Why are we hear, Berlin and Hanover, Zanexlan, Qroma, Dunsteen, Grabon, Ceplon, Neidersleis, Sicheslav, Rary, Dervenland, MEoW-mEoW-mIa, Cilician Armenian Kingdom, Dabarastan, Felhaven, Heplon, Gorzi, Karachay Imperia, The Italian Peninsulla, Corsovica, Caescadia, Greater Altantia, Arsenial, Vinesauceia, Bavaratia, Scutarie, The Asten Islands, Corsoaua, Ayslend, Hessinau, and Gotho.