Most Ignorant Citizens: 70th Most Compassionate Citizens: 91st Nicest Citizens: 114th
The Holy Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Everybody's mortal but me
Regional Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Struggling
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Holy Empire of Devoted Snails is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, prohibition of alcohol, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 28.624 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 isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Devoted Snails City. Income tax is unheard of.

The large but sluggish Devoted Snailsian economy, worth 569 trillion Godly Shells a year, is driven almost 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 19,903 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 553rd in the world and 14th in Balder for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 2,707.64 Tourists Per Hour.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 70thMost Compassionate Citizens: 91stNicest Citizens: 114thMost Pacifist: 161stBest Weather: 247thMost Primitive: 259thLargest Populations: 427thMost Devout: 550thMost Cheerful Citizens: 551stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 553rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 595thMost Beautiful Environments: 655thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 1,857thMost Authoritarian: 1,951stLongest Average Lifespans: 2,202ndMost Extreme: 5,557thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,443rdMost Corrupt Governments: 11,242ndMost Stationary: 12,077th
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionMost Primitive: 13th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 18th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 21st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Devout: 29th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 29th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 64th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 74th in the regionMost Extreme: 82nd in the regionMost Stationary: 117th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Devout, Most Beautiful Environments, Most Compassionate Citizens, Lowest Overall Tax Burden, and Largest Populations.
  • : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Authoritarian (last census: Top 5%).
  • : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Police Ratios.
  • : Devoted Snails fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.

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