The Holy Empire of Devoted Snails is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory vegetarianism, avowedly heterosexual populace, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 27.418 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 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 stagnant Devoted Snailsian economy, worth 121 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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : 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.
- : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Authoritarian (last census: Top 1%).
- : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Devout (last census: Top 5%).
- : Devoted Snails was struck by a Cure Missile from The Republic of Plushie Paradise, curing 71 million infected.
- : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Devout (last census: Top 1%).
- : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Compassionate Citizens (last census: #1).
- : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
- : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- : Devoted Snails fell out of the world Top 10% for Highest Police Ratios.