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Most Influential: 12th Highest Average Tax Rates: 187th Lowest Crime Rates: 199th
The Holy Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Worship the Banner or be destroyed!
Influence
Duckspeaker
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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An Clar

Population22.803 billion

CapitalInis
LeaderGaius Melkor
FaithMelkorianism

Currencybanner yoyo
Animalmagpie

The Holy Empire of An Clar is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Gaius Melkor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, triple-decker prams, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 22.803 billion Clarians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, well-organized morass — prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Spirituality are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Inis. The income tax rate is 100%.

The Clarian economy, worth a remarkable 3,936 trillion banner yoyoes a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 172,627 banner yoyoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

A recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father, disputed territories across Europe are being claimed by Clarian college students, fashion stores are exploding in sales as clothing is reintroduced to the country, and there's a hole in the heart of every Clarian city. 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 168,026th in the world and 1,114th in Europe for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 9.24 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Most Influential: 12thHighest Average Tax Rates: 187thLowest Crime Rates: 199thLargest Governments: 222ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 300thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 432ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 582ndMost Corrupt Governments: 594thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 665thMost Advanced Public Transport: 680thMost Devout: 1,125thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 1,719thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,811thSmartest Citizens: 1,865thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,044thLargest Populations: 2,863rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,992ndMost Advanced Public Education: 3,098thMost Cultured: 3,444thSafest: 4,584thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,886thMost Stationary: 5,581stLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,278thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,446thHighest Average Incomes: 8,042ndTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,372ndMost Beautiful Environments: 11,382ndHighest Poor Incomes: 12,651stMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,108th
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Largest Governments: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 14th in the regionLargest Populations: 15th in the regionMost Devout: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 21st in the regionMost Stationary: 22nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 32nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 35th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 45th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 50th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 56th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 58th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 60th in the regionSafest: 67th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 71st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 74th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 108th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 225 » Alsted, Jenesia, The Seven Provinces, Lexembourg, Lieges, Tigyland, Fenian Provinces, Stromia, Dauershire, Foucaults garden, Novo Portugal, Albertinum, Bohomo, Frostinia, Wombelland, Imperium Anglorum, Basque Dominion, Northern German Federation, Troltovia, Falvaard, Dark Matter, Fortia, New Decius, Orthodox States, Ansington, Zuid-Limburgia, Roteoclau, Cherised Lands of Galicia, Lovisa, Green Counties, Fauzjhia, Hirota, Linkisheer, Alpinovia, Cha0sNation, AirstripZero, Fossekallen, Slavorussia, Einswenn, Evka, DGAF No-2, Outer Sparta, The New Nordic Union, Lubti Islands, Durlia, Ahma, Ostroban, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Rubyna, Kanadika, and 175 others.Umeria, Klesk, Puerto Thelosia, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Abarrach, North Richland, Romaian, Oena and Sandy Island, Tribiaz, Poulaka, Northeast Vatican, New Lithuania, Super Happy Land, Nastror, Duck Territories, Marthuania, Maritzal, Spicerland, Aablia, Atlantian Isles, The Novakian Empire, Popaholick, Path Kethona, Hretva, Petruica, Vulpes Federation, Halensberg, Quentenia, Sinclairtown, EuropeAutonomic NeuroComputationalSystem, Greifenburg, Mandibas, Sienkahn, Galway-Dublin, Supcotia, Greater Dragunovia, Ere, Atenburgh, Unified Republic of Ireland, Yahlia, Fatalius, Triscuitoon, Andalussia, Dervenland, De Medici, Champagne Aquainte D Azur, Savinecross, Picuros, Alba-Nord, The Scheldt, Swiggly Isles, Saint Domingo, Barwaaqada, New Keplar, Naifon, Lyridgradia, Feria-Alkaline, Soviet Krussia, Une Terra, The North States of America and Canada, The Unified East, Furbish Islands, Strong Baddia, Misr Arabia, Libertyca, Alympian Kingdom, Sanctis Fidem, Montroulez, Alfonne, New Sealland, Satrialand, Das Deutsche Eidgenossenschaft, Tara Taranilor Romani, Saiwania, Ostermarch, The Royal Dutch Republic, Pax et Liberali Causa, Laver Island, Oudred, Milfgaerd, Germany Third Reich, Xathiyna, San Manello, Ritrinik, Heidolunde, The Ivory Tower of Academia, Tehzig-Nordlichen, Alban1a, Ryre, Vonna, Pilipinas and Malaya, Union of the North, Shongbao, Slavonia and Srijem, Blon Gre, Bobikistan, The United Maverick State, Agartia, Great Britannia and Ireland, The Skandzan Rjge, Anglo Republics, Ministanopolis, Libertarian States of Europe, Parharia, Brandon, Terove, Thracia Republic, Extrema y dura, Trinidia, Prussinia, New Batania, Lyroria, Madagasikyara, Schultzheim, Landofurmom, Reborn Poland, Fresiae, Osterreich Preussen, Sirajganj, Daneforth, North Cantum, Lavrokrazhia, Ireland State, Byzatris, Abject Ludicrosity, Irminsulia, Botizia, Far Eries, Reformed High Reiserland, Overmorrow, Imperium Malignis, Lee Jung, Qroma, El Misti, Souritesk, Alvero, Vand Daria, Great New Sealand, CR Nations, Tierrahispano, Telloria, Thesterfall, Cesarstwa Radoslawa, Reauxlandia, Carphelia, Nort Alliance, Kawaii Seals, Seristria, Democratic Republic of Lusitania, Maresialand, Kakhassia, TheRisenSouth, British Gambia, Tobleste, Vodtaria, Plastaia, Valentya, Fennick, Imperialist German Empire, Kingdom of Kronland, Bridgewater Associates, Ascont, Moreloth, Alba Novae, Westberlin, Nusasegara, Wessex and Cornwall, Vicronium, The Undisputed Glorious Reign of Kaguya, Cult of the Seven Sons, The German Imperial State, Northern Corellia, Englastonia, Fak Vills, and Charliber.

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