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Largest Retail Industry: 38thMost Secular: 82ndMost Influential: 136th
The Corporate Federation of
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Together As One
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population9.49 billion

LeaderPresident Cornelius Crewes


The Corporate Federation of Maritzal is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Cornelius Crewes with an iron fist, and renowned for its vat-grown people, compulsory vegetarianism, and fear of technology. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful population of 9.49 billion Maritzalians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Meridian. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 78.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Maritzalian economy, worth a remarkable 3,839 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 an amazing 404,602 Pistas, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,076,821 per year while the poor average 43,166, a ratio of 48.1 to 1.

It's hunting season on loan sharks, drive-by spoilers are an increasingly common crime, possession of tomato seeds with intent to garden is a criminal offence, and it's rare to find an unchewed pencil. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Maritzal's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism.

Maritzal is ranked 22,477th in the world and 319th in Europe for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 6,665.93 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Largest Retail Industry: 38thMost Secular: 82ndMost Influential: 136thMost Corrupt Governments: 144thLargest Information Technology Sector: 264thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 474thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 497thLargest Gambling Industry: 520thLargest Black Market: 555thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 659thRudest Citizens: 673rdHighest Average Incomes: 747thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 832ndFattest Citizens: 852ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,003rdMost Rebellious Youth: 1,101stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,152ndMost Cultured: 1,497thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,596thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,800thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,897thMost Efficient Economies: 2,107thTop
Highest Crime Rates: 2,566thHighest Economic Output: 3,158thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,409thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,384thSmartest Citizens: 5,152ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,912thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,346thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,364thNudest: 7,958thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,336thLargest Governments: 9,272ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,979thMost Stationary: 10,821stMost Armed: 11,559thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 12,638thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,387thMost Avoided: 16,627thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,921stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 19,320thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,963rdMost Advanced Public Education: 22,477thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,484thMost Scientifically Advanced: 23,043rd
Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionFattest Citizens: 8th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionTop
Highest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 21st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 28th in the regionNudest: 29th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 31st in the regionMost Cultured: 34th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 38th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 39th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 41st in the regionMost Stationary: 47th in the regionMost Influential: 48th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 48th in the regionMost Armed: 57th in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 73rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 74th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 81st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 91st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 92nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 94th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 99th in the regionLargest Populations: 104th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 107th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, it's rare to find an unchewed pencil.
  • : Maritzal voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Gay Panic defense Ban".
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, possession of tomato seeds with intent to garden is a criminal offence.
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, drive-by spoilers are an increasingly common crime.
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, it's hunting season on loan sharks.
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, government officials across Maritzal are being "encouraged" to adopt Cats to set an example for the populace.
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, having skeletons in one's closet is no longer just a macabre idiom.
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card.
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites.
  • : Maritzal was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 125 » Imperium Anglorum, The New Nordic Union, Lovisa, Slavorussia, 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, Slavonia and Srijem, Bohomo, Ahma, Thracia Republic, Irminsulia, Regnum Italiae, Pilipinas and Malaya, Cre Alworkez, North of Americas, Alsted, St Scarlett, Brakanistan, Ostermarch, South St Maarten, GanymedEuropa, Boldia, New Ylicia, Belmoren, Purgatio, Stukilo, Thracia and Crimea, Estonesia, Germany Third Reich, Cytadela, Jim the Baptist, Supcotia, Republic of Satherland, Leranditale, Nardin, Kenmoria WA Mission, Parliamentary Laramidia, and 75 others.British Norklon, Soviet Taoistan, Nevelja, Cherised Lands of Galicia, Sicilian Imperial-Capitalist Empire, Mallesia, Stromia, Neuchateau, Betasia, Leszno, Walfo, Lord Sapre, Monte Naranja, Free Workers Macedon, Shagolaa, Elisabethshagen, The Champions League, Chronus, The Fair Republic, Prussian-Union, Invernessia, Ausvelt, Someseni, Destyntine, Savinecross, Canovium, Shaor, Eastern Greenlands, The Seven Provinces, New Vorarlberg, Grodisze, Abject Ludicrosity, Socialist Balkans, The Scandinavian Realm, The Kingdom of Denmark, Sukitopia, Montagne Riche, Stumphosse Res, Jahass, Bareu, Mons Graupius, Terdiatlans, Lodhs beard, Ostrogotharum Praeeminebat, Vieternozsk, Sienkahn, Alternan, United Engiresco, Azitupia, Othenhiem, The Reunited Yugoslavs, NorthPortugal, Seims, Enway, Meropis, Rivierenland, Ukallingrad, Crestphalia, Drew Durrnil, The New Mexican Confederation, Owlograd, Bavira, Vostokian Union, Greater Icelandia, Rawando, Dizgovzy, Fjarrej, Apabeossie, Pavaludia, Ashckar, Uropian States, Estellan, New Stracjyen, Epistimi Evimeria, and Trixeland.

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