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Largest Agricultural Sector: 359thMost Secular: 807thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,501st
The Protectorate of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Love, Learn, Live
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Maerist

Population2.098 billion

CapitalEllison
LeaderDesmotrek the Wise
FaithAgnosticism

CurrencyCredit
Animaldolphin

The Protectorate of Maerist is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Desmotrek the Wise with an iron fist, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, digital currency, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.098 billion Maeristians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Education, although Industry, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ellison. The average income tax rate is 45.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Maeristian economy, worth 323 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 large, well-organized black market in Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, Retail, and Uranium Mining. 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 154,233 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

High school career advisors advise belligerent loners to consider vigilantism, the mood of raunchy movies is often ruined by the sound of babies crying, the standard government reply to any query is "there is no spoon", and the only violent vigilantes are the ones in police uniforms. Crime is totally unknown. Maerist's national animal is the dolphin, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Agnosticism.

Maerist is ranked 49,173rd in the world and 1,529th in the South Pacific for Most Beautiful Environments, with 667.46 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 359thMost Secular: 807thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,501stMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,743rdMost Influential: 1,942ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,351stTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 3,468thRudest Citizens: 7,205thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,690thSmartest Citizens: 7,834thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,039thFattest Citizens: 8,898thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,047thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,051stMost Developed: 9,832ndLargest Retail Industry: 11,485thTop
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Largest Black Market: 12,562ndMost Inclusive: 12,662ndHighest Average Incomes: 13,315thLargest Mining Sector: 13,780thMost Rebellious Youth: 16,981stMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,510thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,177thMost Efficient Economies: 19,229thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 21,096thLargest Welfare Programs: 23,121stLargest Governments: 24,101st
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 11th in the regionMost Secular: 33rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 75th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 77th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 108th in the regionMost Influential: 209th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 233rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 239th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 247th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 248th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 249th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 255th in the regionFattest Citizens: 288th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 290th in the regionMost Developed: 303rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 394th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 399th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 419th in the regionLargest Black Market: 439th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 439th in the regionMost Inclusive: 462nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 554th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 568th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 623rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 644th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 684th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 688th in the regionLargest Governments: 710th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, the only violent vigilantes are the ones in police uniforms.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, the standard government reply to any query is "there is no spoon".
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, the mood of raunchy movies is often ruined by the sound of babies crying.
  • : Maerist was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector and Largest Black Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, high school career advisors advise belligerent loners to consider vigilantism.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, terrified neighbors cower behind concertina wire and machine gun nests.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security.
  • : Maerist endorsed The Republic of Galebland.
  • : Maerist was endorsed by The Republic of Galebland.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, the Supreme Court vehemently protects civil rights and the right to privacy.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 153 » Qvait, Aumeltopia, Amerion, Tsunamy, Hanguk-Nippon, Holy Free, Jehenna, The Filippinas, Nova Montron, The Solar System Scope, Erinor, Bear Connors Paradiso, Sthalrim, Tsvetania, Curlyhoward, Techganet, Mapico, Farengeto, Si-topia, Nowa Europa, Utondara, Aidenfieeld, Land Without Shrimp, Kringalia, Bleakfoot, PenguinPies, Anserisa, Volaworand, Wehraboos, Centristvill, Japanese Federal Republic, GI-Land, Beepee, Seliyan progressive Islands, Noire Denholm, Kholdan, Marinho Islands, Compli, West Pastafaria, Dis7Nation, Baltenlands, The Worst army of, Shefino, Kandorith, Auphelia, Corgitopiaa, Laamiva, The Drakan Republic, Ancient Slobovia, The United Expanse, and 103 others.New Briantown, Yeldarbsland, Drugged Monkeys, Sandaoguo, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Myness, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Kiasu-ism, The Two Jerseys, Unielvan Millorvium, Theorin, Midand, Concrete Slab, Andinla, Center Lisle, Privatore, Gonrati, RestartAll, United Great Holy Empire, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Soem, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Ebonhand, Drystar, Oreo States, Tepertopia, Abarri, Phanama, Bartonia Nova, Purple Hyacinth, Brunier, Rebel-topia, Sedunn, Bod Wareenaland, Vanbella, Eskvenn, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Rabbitz, Belschaft, Apartment 11F, Yellunstryer, Berlana, Bawkie, Canmore, Rotenaplistan, Los Rodeos, The Imperial Frost Federation, Wakandan Tribes, Roterdamia, Treir, Ralphburg, Playing Pianos Filled With Flames, Synarion, The White Isles, Holota, Lionstrapower, Wallechi, Truskawkoland, Ceutalia, Qawe, The Altan, Seythennia, Scu Greinne, Yeses, Pencil Sharpeners 2, LadyRebels, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Levistian, Bichedder, Libedistan, Westenhald, New Belgrade, Sapientiano, Western Fardelshufflestein, Enplatia, Pamela And Hepatitis, Noimosini, Dai Han, The United Australian States, Aquamarine Island, Populaa, Ipugao, Twoole, Alambar, Anatasha, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, Kaoia, St Scurry and Jelly, JavaSiege, Herbert Island, Dalegreen, Rhetiaa, Ragabania, Kaleidescooptopia, Beblahbleblo, North Prarie, Agletgreenia, Merevane, Greysoria, Green Sofia, Tackastan, Solanosco, and Galebland.

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