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The Protectorate of Maerist

“Love, Learn, Live”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Location: the South Pacific

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The Protectorate of Maerist is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Desmotrek the Wise with an iron fist, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.836 billion Maeristians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Education, with Industry, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ellison. The average income tax rate is 46.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Maeristian economy, worth 263 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, fairly diversified 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 143,446 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners, the state considers itself the 'third parent' of every child in the nation, the government only announces the deaths of its members when it's convenient, and 'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office. 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 9,639th in the world and 313th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 11,040.38 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 469thMost Secular: 905thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,556thMost Influential: 1,990thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,423rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,304thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,206thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,484thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,318thSmartest Citizens: 8,688thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,639thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,402ndTop
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Largest Black Market: 12,939thMost Inclusive: 14,574thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,654thHighest Average Incomes: 15,635thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,655thLargest Retail Industry: 15,876thLargest Mining Sector: 20,183rdMost Subsidized Industry: 23,287th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 14th in the regionMost Secular: 37th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 79th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 79th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 129th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 195th in the regionMost Influential: 210th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 239th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 244th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 261st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 313th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 343rd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 432nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 471st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 481st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 481st in the regionMost Inclusive: 522nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 570th in the regionRudest Citizens: 591st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 664th in the regionMost Armed: 690th in the regionMost Developed: 716th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 775th in the regionLargest Governments: 795th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 800th in the region

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