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Largest Agricultural Sector: 271stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,387thMost Influential: 1,898th
The Protectorate of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Liberal Dictatorship
Love, Learn, Live
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population2.298 billion

LeaderDesmotrek the Wise


The Protectorate of Maerist is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Desmotrek the Wise with an iron fist, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, complete lack of prisons, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.298 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 prioritizes Education, although Administration, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, 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 47.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Maeristian economy, worth 402 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 Soda Sales. 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 175,030 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A chain of pubs that cater solely to children has recently been unveiled, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed, travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs, and police officers spend more time on calisthenics than actually catching criminals. Crime is almost non-existent. 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 49,126th in the world and 830th in the South Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 402 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 271stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,387thMost Influential: 1,898thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,942ndTop
Most Secular: 3,046thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,120thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,135thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,377thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,096thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,432ndMost Rebellious Youth: 5,821stRudest Citizens: 5,929thSmartest Citizens: 6,713thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,571stMost Developed: 7,859thLargest Retail Industry: 8,504thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,798thHighest Average Incomes: 9,787thLargest Black Market: 9,825thLargest Mining Sector: 10,653rdTop
Most Inclusive: 12,913thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,701stMost Subsidized Industry: 15,465thMost Efficient Economies: 15,619thLargest Governments: 20,451stLargest Welfare Programs: 23,110thMost Corrupt Governments: 23,749th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 67th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 100th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 104th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 138th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 140th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 151st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 161st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 169th in the regionRudest Citizens: 206th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 207th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 211th in the regionMost Influential: 215th in the regionMost Developed: 241st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 245th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 282nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 282nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 285th in the regionLargest Black Market: 345th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 366th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 404th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 469th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 509th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 528th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 555th in the regionLargest Governments: 600th in the regionNudest: 679th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 714th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 781st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Maerist was endorsed by The Republic of Jols Nik.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, police officers spend more time on calisthenics than actually catching criminals.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed.
  • : Maerist was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, a chain of pubs that cater solely to children has recently been unveiled.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, both diets and economic output are growing leaner with recent restrictions to free trade.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, the nation's diplomats shake hands with those whose hands are drenched in the blood of innocents.
  • : Following new legislation in Maerist, children wondering what happens to pets after they die are shown where the compost heap is.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 157 » 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, 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, New Briantown, and 107 others.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, Belschaft, Apartment 11F, Yellunstryer, Berlana, Bawkie, Canmore, Los Rodeos, The Imperial Frost Federation, Wakandan Tribes, Roterdamia, Treir, Ralphburg, Playing Pianos Filled With Flames, The White Isles, Holota, Lionstrapower, Truskawkoland, Ceutalia, Qawe, The Altan, Seythennia, Scu Greinne, Yeses, Pencil Sharpeners 2, LadyRebels, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Levistian, Libedistan, Westenhald, 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, Rhetiaa, Ragabania, Kaleidescooptopia, Beblahbleblo, Agletgreenia, Greysoria, Green Sofia, Tackastan, Solanosco, Galebland, Danily, Esfalsa, Shadow Void, Nyxonia, Vicken, Bizzie, The Kies, Linguiniland, Independent State of Arstotzka, The American Anarchist Empire, New Sanet, Northern Estrian Islands, Osheiga, and Jols Nik.

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