|Leader||Desmotrek 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.
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.
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