by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 14th Lowest Crime Rates: 172nd Highest Average Tax Rates: 185th
The Holy Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Worship the Banner or be destroyed!
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Holy Empire of An Clar is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Gaius Melkor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 21.19 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, well-organized morass — prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Spirituality also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Inis. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but inefficient Clarian economy, worth a remarkable 2,922 trillion banner yoyoes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 137,903 banner yoyoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high, dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia, research into 'designer babies' is banned, and atheists are heavily taxed. 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 178,886th in the world and 929th in Europe for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -34.29 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 14thLowest Crime Rates: 172ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 185thLargest Governments: 219thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 295thMost Corrupt Governments: 648thMost Devout: 1,140thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,213thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,364thSmartest Citizens: 1,533rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,547thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,894thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,028thHighest Economic Output: 2,467thLargest Populations: 3,064thSafest: 3,214thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,096thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,133rdMost Cultured: 4,529thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,656thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,607thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,936thMost Stationary: 6,427thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,489thTop
Most Authoritarian: 9,254thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,630thHighest Average Incomes: 14,322ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,589thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,043rdMost Income Equality: 17,092ndHighest Drug Use: 17,261st
Largest Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15th in the regionLargest Populations: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 24th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 27th in the regionMost Stationary: 29th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 30th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 35th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 38th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 39th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 40th in the regionSafest: 44th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 47th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 52nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 68th in the regionMost Cultured: 69th in the regionMost Income Equality: 73rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 74th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 87th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 88th in the regionMost Extreme: 90th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in An Clar, atheists are heavily taxed.
  • : Following new legislation in An Clar, research into 'designer babies' is banned.
  • : Following new legislation in An Clar, dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia.
  • : Following new legislation in An Clar, cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high.
  • : Following new legislation in An Clar, unwary hikers climbing the bluffs of Mount Inis make great practice for foreign snipers.
  • : Following new legislation in An Clar, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.
  • : An Clar endorsed The Grand Duchy of Surry.
  • : An Clar lost the endorsement of The Principality of Kirostan.
  • : An Clar was endorsed by The Grand Duchy of Surry.
  • : An Clar was endorsed by The Principality of Kirostan.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 161 » Alsted, Jenesia, The Seven Provinces, Lexembourg, Lieges, The Fair Republic, Tigyland, Fenian Provinces, Stromia, Kaiserusse, Dauershire, Foucaults garden, Novo Portugal, Albertinum, Bohomo, Frostinia, Wombelland, Imperium Anglorum, Basque Dominion, Northern German Federation, Troltovia, The Greater German Federal Republic, Falvaard, Ydinian, Melfar, Dark Matter, Fortia, New Decius, Orthodox States, Woschia, Spoi, Ansington, Zuid-Limburgia, North of Americas, Jamoea, Roteoclau, Cherised Lands of Galicia, Lovisa, Green Counties, GeneralStalin, Charlesia, Fauzjhia, Hirota, Linkisheer, Newmere, Alpinovia, Cha0sNation, Bearhinoland, AirstripZero, Rahvav, and 111 others.Fossekallen, Slavorussia, Union of the North, Einswenn, Evka, DGAF No-2, Outer Sparta, The New Nordic Union, The Federation of the Danube, Alevistan, Lubti Islands, Durlia, Ahma, Silvecia, Pahktunwa, Bobikistan, Ostroban, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Rubyna, Leviatha, Teruel, Kanadika, Umeria, Klesk, Puerto Thelosia, Templar Republic, West German Empire, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Abarrach, Myrenia, North Richland, Stiernmark, Germanisch, Wolvory, Romaian, Brijska Drzava, Oena and Sandy Island, Tribiaz, Poulaka, Briliants, Sjaellandskane, Imperialistic Capitalist Hungary, Northeast Vatican, New Lithuania, Katanislandas, Super Happy Land, Nastror, Raeeka, Senyerauxia, Duck Territories, Thorine, United Scotland States, Grand Asian, New Brussland, Marthuania, Maritzal, Hagalund, Spicerland, Nova Kraken, Wendot, Pindaar Se Yol, Koningsland, Aablia, Blonifopon, Atlantian Isles, ArkTech, Worid, Pileusia, Great Poland and South Lithuania, Bluedoor, Ereria, Aquilega, Malo Balo, The Novakian Empire, Popaholick, Iyatia, Weirdcong, Path Kethona, Brol, Hretva, Mextiza, Lenkonia, Nova Prutenia, Telloria, Archonium, Gorjium, Petruica, Vulpes Federation, Slavenia, Halensberg, Outer Kaldonia, Meteoriana, Siokania, Chieftain, The Rhiner, Sudettenland, SORPIGAL, Amburgin, Quentenia, Goya, Palatinate Spire, Kaedwenn, Shronkistan, The Andromeda Archipelago, Scull, Sinclairtown, EuropeAutonomic NeuroComputationalSystem, Segundo Estado Novo, Snori Islands, Greifenburg, and Surry.

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