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Most Influential: 6thLowest Crime Rates: 256thHighest Average Tax Rates: 280th
The Holy Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Worship the Banner or be destroyed!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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An Clar

Population32.336 billion

LeaderGaius Melkor

Currencybanner yoyo

The Holy Empire of An Clar is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Gaius Melkor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, national health service, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 32.336 billion Clarians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare are also considered important, while International Aid isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Inis. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but underdeveloped Clarian economy, worth a remarkable 4,778 trillion banner yoyoes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 147,773 banner yoyoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Veterans in wheelchairs are left waist-deep in rice paddies to gather grain, colonists who were promised new lands find only war-torn devastation, angry disenfranchised AIs attempt to hijack the bodies of comatose hospital patients, and the Clarian military is limping towards victory. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. An Clar's national animal is the magpie, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Melkorianism.

An Clar is ranked 6,972nd in the world and 126th in Europe for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 470.66 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Influential: 6thLowest Crime Rates: 256thHighest Average Tax Rates: 280thLargest Governments: 325thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 452ndMost Corrupt Governments: 615thMost Devout: 713thMost Patriotic: 890thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,030thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,171stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,483rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,642ndSmartest Citizens: 1,763rdMost Cultured: 1,969thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,237thLargest Populations: 2,376thTop
Highest Economic Output: 2,734thMost Stationary: 3,464thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,341stMost Beautiful Environments: 6,141stMost Advanced Public Education: 6,207thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,279thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,972ndHighest Poor Incomes: 7,242ndNudest: 7,384thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,972ndLongest Average Lifespans: 8,821stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,851stHighest Food Quality: 11,097thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 15,777thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,005thMost Authoritarian: 25,506thMost Income Equality: 26,092nd
Lowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionMost Patriotic: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost Devout: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 25th in the regionNudest: 27th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 29th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 33rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 38th in the regionMost Cultured: 45th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 67th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 86th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 98th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 108th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 116th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 119th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 121st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 123rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 126th in the region

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