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Largest Retail Industry: 32ndMost Secular: 84thMost Corrupt Governments: 121st
The Corporate Federation of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Together As One
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Civil Rights
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Maritzal

Population9.804 billion

CapitalMeridian
LeaderSebastian the Great
FaithAtheism

CurrencyPista
AnimalCat

The Corporate Federation of Maritzal is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Sebastian the Great with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, prohibition of alcohol, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 9.804 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, well-organized 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 89.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Maritzalian economy, worth a remarkable 4,176 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 425,984 Pistas, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,554,455 per year while the poor average 82,889, a ratio of 18.8 to 1.

Young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables, endangered species face obesity instead of extinction, the nation refuses to provide international aid, and the government is spending billions of taxpayer Pistas to support "struggling" industries. 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 frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism.

Maritzal is ranked 84th in the world and 3rd in Europe for Most Secular, with 99.35 Atheism Rate.

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Largest Retail Industry: 32ndMost Secular: 84thMost Corrupt Governments: 121stMost Influential: 131stLargest Information Technology Sector: 220thLargest Black Market: 410thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 430thHighest Average Incomes: 610thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 829thFattest Citizens: 883rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 889thLargest Gambling Industry: 906thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 921stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 955thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 956thRudest Citizens: 1,192ndLargest Publishing Industry: 1,299thMost Cultured: 1,367thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,513thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,762ndMost Efficient Economies: 1,875thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,899thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,463rdHighest Economic Output: 2,824thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,920thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,216thSmartest Citizens: 4,576thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,974thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,870thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,762ndLargest Governments: 6,875thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,381stNudest: 8,220thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,651stMost Beautiful Environments: 9,948thMost Stationary: 10,701stTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 14,888thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,193rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,735thMost Conservative: 19,234thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,176th
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Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 26th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 28th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 30th in the regionNudest: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 33rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 33rd in the regionMost Cultured: 34th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 44th in the regionMost Influential: 47th in the regionMost Stationary: 47th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 51st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 60th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 62nd in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 88th in the regionLargest Governments: 96th in the regionMost Conservative: 103rd in the regionLargest Populations: 106th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 110th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 120th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 125th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 127th in the region

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