by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,003rdMost Secular: 2,159thMost Influential: 3,725th
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Population609 million



The Protectorate of Maerist is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 609 million Maeristians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government is primarily concerned with Education, with Industry, Healthcare, and Administration also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ellison. The average income tax rate is 64.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Maeristian economy, worth 65.2 trillion Credits 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 a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Retail, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 impressive 106,986 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's student exchange programs are something of a one way street, people who have never eaten chicken are told it tastes a bit like crocodile, the state conscripts sociopathic orphan girls to train as professional assassins, and confessions don't count if suffixed with "izzle". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Maerist's national animal is the dolphin, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Maerist is ranked 189,156th in the world and 7,093rd in the South Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 44.35 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,003rdTop
Most Secular: 2,159thMost Influential: 3,725thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,953rdMost Advanced Public Education: 9,804thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,888thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 10,490thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,193rdLargest Retail Industry: 11,279thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,672ndMost Inclusive: 11,937thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,797thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,812thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,386thSmartest Citizens: 15,561stHighest Drug Use: 16,805thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,225thMost Developed: 18,492nd
Most Secular: 89th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 165th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 275th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 280th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 319th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 327th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 346th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 348th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 359th in the regionTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 386th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 394th in the regionMost Inclusive: 418th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 435th in the regionMost Influential: 446th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 475th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 481st in the regionMost Developed: 540th in the regionRudest Citizens: 544th in the regionNudest: 610th in the regionLargest Black Market: 623rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 624th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 631st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, confessions don't count if suffixed with "izzle".
  • : Maerist endorsed The Junglist Robot Republic of Potatodom.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, the state conscripts sociopathic orphan girls to train as professional assassins.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, people who have never eaten chicken are told it tastes a bit like crocodile.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, the nation's student exchange programs are something of a one way street.
  • : Maerist was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, tax revenue is often intercepted by international accountants before ever seeing the national treasury.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, the only things Maeristians vote on are cutest dolphin competitions.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, 'A is for Annulment' is a popular children's song.
  • : Maerist voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Nuremgard".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 118 » Qvait, Aumeltopia, Amerion, Tsunamy, Hanguk-Nippon, Holy Free, Jehenna, Barabarom, The Filippinas, Luddinlande, Nova Montron, Kervanosia, The Solar System Scope, Erinor, Bear Connors Paradiso, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Sthalrim, Tsvetania, Curlyhoward, Techganet, Mapico, Bawkie, Farengeto, Si-topia, Nowa Europa, Utondara, Aidenfieeld, Land Without Shrimp, Rabbitz, Kringalia, Bleakfoot, PenguinPies, Madreia, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Anserisa, Volaworand, Wehraboos, Centristvill, Japanese Federal Republic, GI-Land, Beepee, Seliyan progressive Islands, Noire Denholm, Linguiniland, Kholdan, Blahblah2017, Marinho Islands, Compli, West Pastafaria, Starsight, and 68 others.Dis7Nation, Baltenlands, The Worst army of, Shefino, Kandorith, Auphelia, Corgitopiaa, Laamiva, The Radanivans, ChickenDome, Chinter Tho, West Fallows, Well F, Tepertopia, The Drakan Republic, Great Novania, Ancient Slobovia, The United Expanse, Our Lord and Savior Ting, United States of Vietnam, Official State of Landland, Djalia, New Briantown, Yeldarbsland, Vincent Field, Drugged Monkeys, Sandaoguo, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Myness, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Kiasu-ism, Nookington, Kedjens, The Tecorogan Federation, The Two Jerseys, Unielvan Millorvium, Great Andora, Theorin, Midand, Grand Kingdom of Zilean Empire, Concrete Slab, Whimichy, Andinla, Center Lisle, Privatore, Eskvenn, Gonrati, Catillos, RestartAll, B H A R A T, Alfama, Purple Hyacinth, United Great Holy Empire, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Namhines, Coadjuthen, Gecetesse, Soem, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Eirun Sol, Terreno Travato, Ebonhand, Jazzfrezia, Drystar, Oreo States, Merevane, Phanama, and Philippinia.