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, safe nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory vegetarianism, hatred of cheese, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 25.842 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, with Environment, Education, and Welfare also on the agenda, 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 114 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 3,858th in Balder and 142,780th in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan, scoring -42 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 41 days ago

  • 12 days ago: Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden (last census: Top 5%).
  • 12 days ago: Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Lowest Overall Tax Burden (last census: Top 10%).
  • 52 days ago: Devoted Snails fell out of the world Top 5% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 52 days ago: Devoted Snails fell out of the regional Top 5% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 105 days ago: Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • 113 days ago: Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Devout (last census: Top 1%).
  • 117 days ago: Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Beautiful Environments (last census: Top 1%).
  • 134 days ago: Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Best Weather (last census: #1).
  • 170 days ago: Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Lowest Overall Tax Burden (last census: Top 5%).
  • 186 days ago: Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Authoritarian (last census: Top 5%).

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by Max Barry

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