The Holy Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Everybody's mortal but me
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Outlawed

Overview People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Holy Empire of Devoted Snails is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, national health service, and prohibition of alcohol. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 26.267 billion Devoted Snailsians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The minute, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Law & Order, although Environment, Education, and Welfare are also considered important, while Defense is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Devoted Snails City. Income tax is unheard of.

The large but stagnant Devoted Snailsian economy, worth 116 trillion Godly Shells a year, is driven entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 4,449 Godly Shells, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The police have reaffirmed their tough stance on drugs, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence, poets and writers are regularly rounded up and shot for entertainment, and retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Devoted Snails's national animal is the Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Blind Devotion.

Devoted Snails is ranked 8th in Balder and 313th in the world for Most Pacifist, scoring 2,076 on the Lennon-Springsteen Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Police Ratios.
  • : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Devout (last census: Top 5%).
  • : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden (last census: Top 5%).
  • : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Lowest Overall Tax Burden (last census: Top 10%).
  • : Devoted Snails fell out of the world Top 5% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Devoted Snails fell out of the regional Top 5% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Devout (last census: Top 1%).
  • : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Beautiful Environments (last census: Top 1%).
  • : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Best Weather (last census: #1).

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by Max Barry

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