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Most Influential: 7thHighest Average Tax Rates: 211thLowest Crime Rates: 214th
The Holy Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Worship the Banner or be destroyed!
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Handshaker
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Fair
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An Clar

Population27.96 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 notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, national health service, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 27.96 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. 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 4,055 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 dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 145,056 banner yoyoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Gay hospital patients are labelled with a pink triangle to alert staff of their substandard blood, diminutive Clarian generals are feared for their aggressiveness, bicyclists are banned from major roads, and the education system is being cleansed of all corporate influence. 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 235,774th in the world and 1,202nd in Europe for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -2156.88 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Influential: 7thHighest Average Tax Rates: 211thLowest Crime Rates: 214thLargest Governments: 228thMost Corrupt Governments: 582ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 702ndMost Devout: 830thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,139thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,231stMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,414thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,531stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,705thSmartest Citizens: 1,724thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,995thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,024thMost Cultured: 2,354thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,494thLargest Populations: 2,558thMost Stationary: 3,994thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,284thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,170thNudest: 6,213thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,862ndMost Beautiful Environments: 7,776thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,459thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,572ndLongest Average Lifespans: 9,780thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,494thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 14,652ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,950thMost Authoritarian: 19,992ndLargest Publishing Industry: 21,882nd
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Lowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Devout: 12th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 13th in the regionMost Stationary: 13th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 18th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 24th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 32nd in the regionNudest: 35th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 38th in the regionMost Cultured: 49th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 53rd in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 84th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 94th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 96th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 102nd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 233 » Alsted, The Seven Provinces, Lexembourg, Lieges, Tigyland, Dauershire, Albertinum, Bohomo, Wombelland, Imperium Anglorum, Northern German Federation, Troltovia, Falvaard, Dark Matter, New Decius, Ansington, Lovisa, Hirota, Slavorussia, Einswenn, Evka, Outer Sparta, The New Nordic Union, Durlia, Ahma, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Umeria, Puerto Thelosia, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Northeast Vatican, Super Happy Land, Maritzal, Popaholick, Quentenia, Sinclairtown, Galway-Dublin, Yahlia, Saint Domingo, Feria-Alkaline, Soviet Krussia, Libertyca, Alympian Kingdom, Saiwania, Ostermarch, Milfgaerd, Germany Third Reich, The Ivory Tower of Academia, Pilipinas and Malaya, Slavonia and Srijem, Thracia Republic, and 183 others.Daneforth, Irminsulia, Imperium Malignis, Carphelia, Wessex and Cornwall, North of Americas, Yoannes, Aristeme, Kardjali, Baycanistan, St Scarlett, Corthaen, Regnum Italiae, Purgatio, Nardin, Brakanistan, Goldenbourg, Rouvenor, GanymedEuropa, Frahnkzaden, HYDRA-Russian Empire, Solteur, Cosadamia, Cre Alworkez, South St Maarten, Pazano, Aragonja, Monkistan, New Rickiland, Eritei, Leszno, The Champions League, Jambos, Boldia, New Touraine, Kosonidia, Cytadela, Greater Albaina, New Ylicia, Kaspinia, Dorpz, Stukilo, Belmoren, Greate San Marino, Of Herbshire, Death Bat, Amicities, Toaddia, Bathera, Thracia and Crimea, Estonesia, British Alban, Arorska, Neo-Europa, Jim the Baptist, Apabeossie, Volara, Uvieu, Bombastion, Novabritannia, German Bismarck Republic, Republic of Satherland, Egyptian Mamluk Sultanate, Leranditale, Lumitauka, Beauprix, Chefactastyan, Msaladofinger, Cassaracen, Candavia, Kenmoria WA Mission, Bahnhofstrasse, British Norklon, Mantcor, Parliamentary Laramidia, Saracama, Supcotia, Pydrus, Republic Of Vox, Socialist Balkans, Seristria, Aphrobythos, Monte Naranja, Laggos, Bluenstein, Northlandic Republic, Ukraba, The Scandinavian Realm, Viciebskaja, Aslicuria, The Kingdom of Denmark, Free Furentenia, British Isles and Northern Ireland, Domton, Soviet Taoistan, Scravovia, Atenburgh, Firand Sheion, Blechingia, Arsenial, Chanaritans Islands, Federation of the New English, MFG R, Kanokla, Romana Imperium de Italia, Northwest Dogeland, Svarte Tarnet, Pollica, Gingera, Hertogenbosch, Suissen, Permorania, Dombrovia, Kingarria, Thunderstood, Wolfhund, Thils, Trixeland, Old Katy, The Nationalist State of Ireland, The Austro-Germanic States, The Pagan Moon, Nouros, Kossacks, The Peoples Republic of Suffolk, Navence, Nuweland, Cherised Lands of Galicia, Novo Portugal, ENOTRIA, Sicilian Imperial-Capitalist Empire, Belgique et France, Enway, WaffleEmpire, Anskerdank, Gultravia, A State of Trance, Betasia, Aura Banitia, Magicandia, Tyrealia, Kingdom Of Krakow, Andyvania, Do Your Thing, Balto-League, Stromia, Bnathir, The-British-Isles, Neuchateau, Silberne, Fearann nan Albannaich, Phillicans, Shagolaa, Vhaovamer, IllyrianAlbania, Velosia, The Caput Mundi, Switzerland2020, Walfo, Caladda, Alienage, New Leeds State, Andreapol, Paeonija, Juties, Illes Balearsa, Polksperia, Wismar, Observable Universe, Ermexoe, Vrancia, Techlotica, Porury, Greater Tomland, Novum Hesperia, Prussian-Union, Regnum Poloniaee, Preusses, Free Workers Macedon, The Fair Republic, Lord Sapre, Boxist, and Freedomanica.

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