by Max Barry

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Largest Retail Industry: 30thMost Secular: 73rdMost Corrupt Governments: 195th
The Corporate Federation of
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Population8.543 billion

LeaderPresident Cornelius Crewes
FaithFelis Catus


The Corporate Federation of Maritzal is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by President Cornelius Crewes with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, smutty television, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful population of 8.543 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, 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 92.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Maritzalian economy, worth a remarkable 3,518 trillion Pistas a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 411,857 Pistas, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,341,879 per year while the poor average 95,166, a ratio of 14.1 to 1.

Newly synthesized elements' half-lives are a million times shorter than the time it takes to say their names, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of Cats and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry, people are always able to look each other in the eye, and there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, possibly because it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many regulations. Maritzal's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Felis Catus.

Maritzal is ranked 54,195th in the world and 226th in Europe for Most Authoritarian, with 946.97 milliStalins.

Largest Retail Industry: 30thMost Secular: 73rdMost Corrupt Governments: 195thMost Influential: 204thLargest Information Technology Sector: 278thLargest Black Market: 482ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 524thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 642ndHighest Average Incomes: 664thFattest Citizens: 693rdLargest Gambling Industry: 702ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 789thRudest Citizens: 812thMost Rebellious Youth: 871stMost Efficient Economies: 1,082ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,150thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,316thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,465thMost Cultured: 1,506thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,537thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,555thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,832ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,038thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,396thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,707thHighest Economic Output: 3,348thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,576thSmartest Citizens: 4,258thLargest Governments: 4,764thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,804thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,191stHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,505thNudest: 7,318thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,160thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,150thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,898thTop
Most Stationary: 11,384thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,820thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,522ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,732ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,376thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,135th
Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionFattest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11th in the regionRudest Citizens: 11th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 12th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 21st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 29th in the regionMost Cultured: 34th in the regionNudest: 36th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 41st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 45th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 47th in the regionMost Influential: 53rd in the regionMost Stationary: 55th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 62nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 64th in the regionLargest Governments: 67th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 77th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 85th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 88th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 90th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 99th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 103rd in the regionLargest Populations: 114th in the regionMost Armed: 115th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 117th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Maritzal endorsed The Kingdom of Grodisze.
  • : Maritzal was endorsed by The Kingdom of Grodisze.
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates.
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, people are always able to look each other in the eye.
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of Cats and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry.
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, newly synthesized elements' half-lives are a million times shorter than the time it takes to say their names.
  • : Maritzal voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Pedagogical Freedom".
  • : Maritzal was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, police nightsticks see use all day long.
  • : Following new legislation in Maritzal, smog in Meridian is so bad that fresh air bottles are sold by street vendors.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 125 » Imperium Anglorum, Troltovia, The New Nordic Union, Lovisa, Slavorussia, Dark Matter, Outer Sparta, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Einswenn, An Clar, Evka, Popaholick, Lexembourg, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Wombelland, Sinclairtown, Northern German Federation, Galway-Dublin, Alympian Kingdom, Yahlia, Saint Domingo, Feria-Alkaline, Slavonia and Srijem, Bohomo, Ahma, Thracia Republic, Daneforth, Irminsulia, Regnum Italiae, Pilipinas and Malaya, Cre Alworkez, North of Americas, Alsted, St Scarlett, Brakanistan, Ostermarch, Rouvenor, South St Maarten, GanymedEuropa, Boldia, Chioganah, Pazano, New Ylicia, Belmoren, Purgatio, Stukilo, Dorpz, Death Bat, Amicities, Greate San Marino, and 75 others.Thracia and Crimea, Estonesia, Miharr, Germany Third Reich, Cytadela, Jim the Baptist, Supcotia, Republic of Satherland, Leranditale, Beauprix, Nardin, Kenmoria WA Mission, Parliamentary Laramidia, British Norklon, Viciebskaja, Soviet Taoistan, Nevelja, Sagral, Permorania, Cherised Lands of Galicia, Lumitauka, Novo Portugal, Sicilian Imperial-Capitalist Empire, Belgique et France, Mallesia, Stromia, Neuchateau, Betasia, Leszno, Walfo, Navence, Lord Sapre, Rijland, Monte Naranja, Enway, Swillinia, Free Workers Macedon, Shagolaa, Legique, Sienkahn, Elitestland, The Pagan Moon, Kanokla, Riverpost, Alba-Nord, Eurasies, The Peoples Republic of Suffolk, Elisabethshagen, Drew Durrnil, The Champions League, Chronus, Blechingia, The Fair Republic, Prussian-Union, Invernessia, Ausvelt, Iggly Iggle, Someseni, Transmontagne, The New Dawn Imperium, Socialist Democratic Hryvina, Engales and Southern Ireland, Destyntine, Savinecross, Miechow 2, Liberny, Canovium, Shaor, Kingdom of Ben at The Norrisland, Eastern Greenlands, Greater Dragunovia, New Hevania, The Seven Provinces, New Vorarlberg, and Grodisze.

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