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The Disputed Territories of Maazalik

“Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
Frightening
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Widely Abused

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the Rejected Realms

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Maazalik

Population10.684 billion

CapitalMaazal

Currencydenarius
Animalostrich

The Disputed Territories of Maazalik is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and daily referendums. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 10.684 billion Maazalikians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The relatively small, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Industry, Welfare, and Environment are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Maazal. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 17.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Maazalikian economy, worth a remarkable 3,351 trillion denarii a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 313,707 denarii, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 989,954 per year while the poor average 75,955, a ratio of 13.0 to 1.

There's a mortuary next to every Maazalikian restaurant, Maazalikian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests, many junior high school teachers minor in midwifery, and children are raised bilingual from an early age. Crime is totally unknown. Maazalik's national animal is the ostrich, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Maazalik is ranked 2,530th in the world and 79th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 20,885.74 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 126thMost Cheerful Citizens: 396thLargest Publishing Industry: 465thMost Cultured: 498thMost Inclusive: 693rdMost Rebellious Youth: 793rdNicest Citizens: 846thHighest Disposable Incomes: 916thSmartest Citizens: 918thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,215thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,273rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,278thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,281stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,355thHighest Average Incomes: 1,376thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,412thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,476thTop
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Most Developed: 1,630thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,670thRudest Citizens: 1,876thMost Pacifist: 2,132ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,181stLargest Retail Industry: 2,530thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,658thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,836thHighest Economic Output: 2,893rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,912thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,043rdLargest Governments: 4,165thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4,551stMost Influential: 4,636thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,660thHealthiest Citizens: 5,832ndMost Politically Free: 5,857thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,741stMost Advanced Public Education: 6,841stLargest Welfare Programs: 7,214thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 7,934thMost Extreme: 8,841stMost Secular: 10,452ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,100thMost Pro-Market: 11,150thHighest Drug Use: 13,392ndNudest: 15,438th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 14th in the regionMost Inclusive: 18th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 23rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 24th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 29th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 31st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 34th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 34th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 35th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 35th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 35th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 37th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 43rd in the regionMost Developed: 46th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 46th in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 50th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 55th in the regionRudest Citizens: 57th in the regionMost Influential: 62nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 67th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 69th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 75th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 79th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 79th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 84th in the regionLargest Governments: 105th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 140th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 158th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 159th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 161st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 164th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 175th in the regionMost Politically Free: 189th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 209th in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 256th in the regionMost Secular: 260th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 287th in the regionLargest Populations: 318th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 332nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 369th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 370th in the regionNudest: 433rd in the regionMost Stationary: 462nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Maazalik, children are raised bilingual from an early age.
  • : Following new legislation in Maazalik, many junior high school teachers minor in midwifery.
  • : Following new legislation in Maazalik, Maazalikian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests.
  • : Following new legislation in Maazalik, there's a mortuary next to every Maazalikian restaurant.
  • : Following new legislation in Maazalik, young adults still believe that ostriches deliver newborns to expecting parents.
  • : Following new legislation in Maazalik, the diplomatic corps tends to open negotiations by insulting all the foreigners in the room.
  • : Following new legislation in Maazalik, ironic death by tasering is on the rise amongst door-to-door taser salesmen.
  • : Following new legislation in Maazalik, the morbidly obese often sell stock options on their own corpses.
  • : Maazalik was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Maazalik, takeaway food bought on the weekend now comes with fifty percent more sweat and tears.

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