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Most Influential: 6thLowest Crime Rates: 247thHighest Average Tax Rates: 284th
The Holy Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Worship the Banner or be destroyed!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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An Clar

Population30.85 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 notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, free-roaming dinosaurs, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 30.85 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda, 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 Clarian economy, worth a remarkable 6,033 trillion banner yoyoes a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 195,578 banner yoyoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It's best not to ask what goes into Inis Fried Chicken's secret blend of herbs and spices, weapons produced by newly nationalized armaments factories have been found to contain sawdust instead of gunpowder, teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries, and where there's smoke there's the Clarian Forestry Department. 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 228,122nd in the world and 1,126th in Europe for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 19.46 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Most Influential: 6thLowest Crime Rates: 247thHighest Average Tax Rates: 284thLargest Governments: 329thMost Advanced Public Transport: 513thMost Corrupt Governments: 530thMost Patriotic: 540thMost Devout: 761stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 834thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 894thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 896thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,020thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,267thHighest Economic Output: 1,593rdSmartest Citizens: 1,678thMost Cultured: 1,843rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,068thTop
Largest Populations: 2,425thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,866thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,413thMost Stationary: 3,661stLargest Welfare Programs: 4,318thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,052ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,804thRudest Citizens: 6,191stLongest Average Lifespans: 6,817thNudest: 7,037thHighest Average Incomes: 7,271stMost Beautiful Environments: 7,469thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,498thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,223rdHighest Food Quality: 10,524thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,629thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,045thTop
Highest Drug Use: 23,338thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,415th
Lowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionMost Patriotic: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9th in the regionMost Devout: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 11th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 26th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 26th in the regionNudest: 27th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 37th in the regionMost Cultured: 41st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 48th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 55th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 57th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 59th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 75th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 82nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 97th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 104th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 107th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 119th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 122nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : An Clar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : An Clar was endorsed by The United States of Karnea.
  • : An Clar was endorsed by The Empire of Slavorussia.
  • : An Clar was endorsed by The Republic of Daulle.
  • : An Clar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Following new legislation in An Clar, where there's smoke there's the Clarian Forestry Department.
  • : Following new legislation in An Clar, teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries.
  • : Following new legislation in An Clar, weapons produced by newly nationalized armaments factories have been found to contain sawdust instead of gunpowder.
  • : Following new legislation in An Clar, it's best not to ask what goes into Inis Fried Chicken's secret blend of herbs and spices.
  • : Following new legislation in An Clar, teenagers performing appendectomies on their friends has become a popular schoolyard prank.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 199 » Alsted, Lexembourg, Lieges, Dauershire, Bohomo, Wombelland, Imperium Anglorum, Northern German Federation, Falvaard, Dark Matter, New Decius, Ansington, Lovisa, Hirota, 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, Alympian Kingdom, Ostermarch, Pilipinas and Malaya, Thracia Republic, Irminsulia, Wessex and Cornwall, North of Americas, Yoannes, Aristeme, Kardjali, Baycanistan, St Scarlett, Regnum Italiae, Purgatio, Nardin, Brakanistan, GanymedEuropa, and 149 others.Solteur, Cre Alworkez, South St Maarten, Monkistan, Eritei, Leszno, Boldia, New Touraine, New Ylicia, Stukilo, Belmoren, Thracia and Crimea, Jim the Baptist, Republic of Satherland, Leranditale, British Norklon, Parliamentary Laramidia, Supcotia, Seristria, Monte Naranja, The Scandinavian Realm, Domton, Soviet Taoistan, Svarte Tarnet, Thils, Trixeland, Nuweland, Cherised Lands of Galicia, Betasia, The-British-Isles, Velosia, Walfo, Lord Sapre, Lyallpur, Sloburg, Godefargen, Rotenstein, Diets, North Batica, Bareu, Chronus, The Champions League, Invernessia, Destyntine, Northwest Isles, Ausvelt, Someseni, Rivierenland, Canovium, Greater Albaina, Grodisze, The Seven Provinces, Abject Ludicrosity, Kurfuerstentum Brandenburg-Mecklenburg, Uldar Union, Desibia, Bombastion, New Vorarlberg, Savinecross, The Kingdom of Denmark, Demon666, Jahass, The Oriental Empire, Ivernia, The Haven of Corporations, The Reunited Yugoslavs, The British Royalist Union, The States of Texas and Arkansas, Enway, Apabeossie, The Great New Swiss, Seims, Meropis, Armbruster, Saint Pallas, The Twelve Nations of Eastern Europe, Anstorias, Esvonia, Estellan, New Eestiball, Greater Icelandia, Perfect Italy, The Templar Papal New State, Kanokla, Zarulia, Anglo-Francios, Kyrica, Valtrona, Eco-Paris Reformation, Mynox, Asparagusia, Othenhiem, Nova Babilonia, Christian Terra, Historically accurate land of memes, Stromia, Corsovica, Nuevo Europa, Zulrich, Emynia, Maalat, Noristoniaka, Heinsbergen, Owlograd, Greater Cebu, Robbonia, Estonesia, Brittany Normandy Aquitaine, Balante, Khuravia, Trisikistan, Rary, Escalver, Usengecler, Gliesetonia, Svodarska, A3161, Freyana, Mallesia, Mimeer, Nomaida, Elania Kingdom, Neue Prussian Republic, Magyarostan, Kushal, Abrasax, Dorenstad, The Oriental Orchids, Virmena, Soniava, Eppur, New Skandenivia, Warzakie, Theat ble Asialica, The Town of Harvard, Hulldom, Deftern, Europe a Nation, Western Turkish Anatolia, The Pagan Moon, Malgdonia, Liecter, Zentata, NorthPortugal, Janart, Dipretorian, Daulle, Slavorussia, and Karnea.

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