by Max Barry

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Highest Economic Output: 2,298thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,070thLargest Populations: 3,217th
The Pantokratic Dominate of
Father Knows Best State
Whose fire-tried hearts outlast a thousand autumns
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Emperor Pudu

Population30.739 billion

LeaderEmperor Pudu Jilang Dengmu
Faiththe Church of the Anukai

Currencygold crown
Animalred-crested crane

The Pantokratic Dominate of Emperor Pudu is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Emperor Pudu Jilang Dengmu with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, suspicion of poets, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 30.739 billion Pudites are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hollarum. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 92.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Pudite economy, worth a remarkable 5,609 trillion gold crowns a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 182,493 gold crowns, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 604,395 per year while the poor average 41,159, a ratio of 14.7 to 1.

The nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea, the nation's faithful often say there is a higher power watching over them, the act of reporting blasphemy is known as 'Orthodoxxing', and sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Emperor Pudu's national animal is the red-crested crane, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is the Church of the Anukai.

Emperor Pudu is ranked 7,528th in the world and 385th in Balder for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 92.27 Effective Tax Rate.

Highest Economic Output: 2,298thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,070thLargest Populations: 3,217thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,345thLargest Black Market: 4,060thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,138thFattest Citizens: 5,083rdLargest Mining Sector: 5,167thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,500thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,407thLargest Governments: 6,818thLowest Crime Rates: 7,466thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,528thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,103rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,118thHighest Average Incomes: 10,253rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,759thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,079thTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 15,528thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16,127thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,464thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,484thMost Patriotic: 18,515thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 18,589thLargest Agricultural Sector: 19,114thMost Advanced Public Education: 25,600thMost Scientifically Advanced: 25,741stMost Efficient Economies: 26,862ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 29,930th
Highest Economic Output: 76th in the regionLargest Populations: 76th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 140th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 146th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 161st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 207th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 220th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 266th in the regionFattest Citizens: 268th in the regionLargest Governments: 309th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 364th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 366th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 368th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 385th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 439th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 443rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 476th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 590th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 646th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 666th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 714th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 727th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 750th in the regionMost Patriotic: 870th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 874th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 968th in the region

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