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Largest Retail Industry: 32ndMost Corrupt Governments: 117thMost Influential: 119th
The Corporate Federation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Together As One
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population10.379 billion

LeaderPresident Cornelius Crewes


The Corporate Federation of Maritzal is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Cornelius Crewes with an even hand, and renowned for its closed borders, unlimited-speed roads, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed population of 10.379 billion Maritzalians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Meridian. The average income tax rate is 92.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Maritzalian economy, worth a remarkable 4,663 trillion Pistas 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Information Technology, Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. 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 amazing 449,353 Pistas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Maritzal's army is full of two-metre tall super-soldiers, a sophisticated government-sponsored breeding program creates normal people, only AIs know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile, and it's often raining men (hallelujah) in Meridian. 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 is also the nation's favorite main course.

Maritzal is ranked 215,195th in the world and 1,298th in Europe for Longest Average Lifespans, with 25.69 years.

Largest Retail Industry: 32ndMost Corrupt Governments: 117thMost Influential: 119thHighest Poor Incomes: 180thLargest Information Technology Sector: 188thMost Secular: 195thLargest Black Market: 354thFattest Citizens: 457thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 463rdHighest Average Incomes: 508thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 556thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 796thRudest Citizens: 881stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 882ndLargest Publishing Industry: 1,055thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,151stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,291stMost Cultured: 1,300thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,334thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,558thMost Efficient Economies: 1,671stLargest Gambling Industry: 1,696thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,818thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,239thHighest Economic Output: 2,438thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,539thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,544thSmartest Citizens: 3,720thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,735thLargest Governments: 5,421stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,482ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,244thNudest: 7,348thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,384thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,397thMost Stationary: 10,229thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 11,636thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,784thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,005thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,153rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,124thMost Patriotic: 17,269thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,389thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,404th
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the regionRudest Citizens: 11th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 15th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 26th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 31st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 31st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 33rd in the regionMost Cultured: 33rd in the regionNudest: 35th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 38th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 40th in the regionMost Influential: 46th in the regionMost Stationary: 47th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 71st in the regionMost Armed: 74th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 76th in the regionLargest Governments: 78th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 99th in the regionLargest Populations: 101st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 116th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 121st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, it's often raining men (hallelujah) in Meridian.
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, only AIs know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile.
  • : Maritzal voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Epidemic Investigation Act".
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, a sophisticated government-sponsored breeding program creates normal people.
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, Maritzal's army is full of two-metre tall super-soldiers.
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, rare steaks seem even bluer now.
  • : Maritzal voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Drop Your Pants".
  • : Maritzal endorsed The Republic of Neue Prussian Republic.
  • : Maritzal was endorsed by The Republic of Neue Prussian Republic.
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, a three-year-old has been selected to run the civil service.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 137 » 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, 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, Cytadela, Jim the Baptist, Supcotia, Republic of Satherland, Leranditale, Nardin, Kenmoria WA Mission, Parliamentary Laramidia, British Norklon, Soviet Taoistan, Nevelja, and 87 others.Cherised Lands of Galicia, Neuchateau, Betasia, Leszno, Walfo, Lord Sapre, Monte Naranja, Free Workers Macedon, Elisabethshagen, The Champions League, Chronus, Invernessia, Ausvelt, Someseni, Destyntine, Savinecross, Canovium, The Seven Provinces, New Vorarlberg, Grodisze, Abject Ludicrosity, The Scandinavian Realm, The Kingdom of Denmark, Montagne Riche, Jahass, Bareu, Ostrogotharum Praeeminebat, The Reunited Yugoslavs, NorthPortugal, Seims, Enway, Meropis, Rivierenland, Crestphalia, Owlograd, Greater Icelandia, Apabeossie, Ashckar, Estellan, Epistimi Evimeria, Trixeland, Kanokla, Anglo-Francios, Kyrica, Valtrona, Eski, Zarulia, Eco-Paris Reformation, Mynox, Othenhiem, Nova Babilonia, Greater Dragunovia, Brittany Normandy Aquitaine, Nuevo Europa, Greater Albaina, Zulrich, Christian Terra, Maalat, Emynia, New Eestiball, Turkenia, Berlin and Hanover, Powiat Miechowski, Koenskyte, Athori, Nou Hel, Estonesia, Robbonia, Greater Bahland, Balante, Khuravia, Hallorland, Kurdislavic Algharbistan, Usengecler, Trisikistan, The Rebels of Ireland, Gliesetonia, A3161, Mallesia, Freyana, Nieuw Gent, Namiona, East Kirea, Anzau, Gutarike, Mimeer, and Neue Prussian Republic.

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