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Most Armed: 9,819thMost Devout: 11,871stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,876th
The Commonwealth of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Jarl Theedrick II
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WA Delegate / Moderator
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Political Freedom
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The Maritime Trade Confederacy

Population1.208 billion

CapitalSt John's
LeaderJarl Theedrick II
FaithSkŘism

CurrencyGeld
AnimalCat

The Commonwealth of The Maritime Trade Confederacy is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Jarl Theedrick II with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 1.208 billion Maritimers love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of St John's. The average income tax rate is 67.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Maritimer economy, worth 116 trillion Gelds a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Retail. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 96,448 Gelds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Prison officers are bribed not to take bribes, the government's stance on marriage is 'Let Maritimers marry themselves', politicians spend more time in courtrooms than in Parliament, and children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. The Maritime Trade Confederacy's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is SkŘism.

The Maritime Trade Confederacy is ranked 160,361st in the world and 20th in Scoutenia for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring -9.72 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

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Most Armed: 9,819thMost Devout: 11,871stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,876thMost Inclusive: 12,180thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,875thMost Cultured: 13,685thLargest Black Market: 13,997thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,226thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,779thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,783rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,587th
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Most Devout: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the region

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