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The Sun Governed States of Maresi

“Face the fire” Sopatra Mares

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population1.538 billion

CapitalStarkovia City
LeaderSopatra Mares


The Sun Governed States of Maresi is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Sopatra Mares with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 1.538 billion Maresians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Starkovia City. The average income tax rate is 77.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Maresian economy, worth 62.8 trillion mars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. Average income is 40,832 mars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Banning party poppers has been a real party pooper, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity, the contraband cigarette trade is lighting up across Maresi, and at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Sopatra Mares's wardrobe. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Maresi's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Maresi is ranked 29,631st in the world and 1,242nd in The North Pacific for Nudest, with 190.25 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,040thTop
Most Influential: 2,155thMost Income Equality: 5,312thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,091stNicest Citizens: 7,505thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 7,734thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,986thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,641stMost Inclusive: 11,583rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 11,678thMost Pacifist: 12,054thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,086thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,033rd
Most Income Equality: 247th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 387th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 403rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 417th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 435th in the regionNicest Citizens: 443rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 464th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 507th in the regionMost Pacifist: 669th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 679th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 681st in the regionMost Inclusive: 698th in the regionMost Extreme: 711th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 713th in the region

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