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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14thMost Devout: 29th
The Holy Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
All Serve Holy Emperor
Holy Emperor
Influence
Superpower
Founder
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Apostolites

Population12.939 billion

CapitalMegas Solomon
LeaderHoly Emperor
FaithHoly Emperor's Word

Currencyichthys
AnimalEagle

The Holy Empire of Apostolites is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Holy Emperor with an iron fist, and notable for its ban on automobiles, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.939 billion Apostolites are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Spirituality, and Administration are also considered important, while Social Policy isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Megas Solomon. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Apostolitesian economy, worth a remarkable 8,338 trillion ichthys a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is a breathtaking 644,457 ichthys, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Beat cops aren't named for the territory they patrol, all writing must pass a censorship board before being allowed on the shelves, the government terminates employment with extreme prejudice, and they say insanity is torturing the same citizens over and over again and expecting a different result. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Apostolites's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Holy Emperor's Word.

Apostolites is ranked 126,869th in the world and 2nd in Holy Imperial Hegemony for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 981.94 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14thMost Devout: 29thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 30thMost Corrupt Governments: 43rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 77thHighest Poor Incomes: 77thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 81stLowest Crime Rates: 128thHighest Average Incomes: 132ndLargest Black Market: 145thMost Patriotic: 171stMost Ignorant Citizens: 226thLargest Governments: 267thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 291stHighest Average Tax Rates: 371stLargest Insurance Industry: 478thLargest Mining Sector: 529thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 687thHighest Economic Output: 943rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,255thMost Avoided: 1,261stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,283rdMost Conservative: 1,335thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,017thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,618thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,782ndMost Authoritarian: 3,123rdMost Advanced Public Education: 4,652ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,212thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,271stLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,419thHealthiest Citizens: 9,481stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,157thTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,774thMost Extreme: 22,067thLargest Populations: 24,532nd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Apostolites, they say insanity is torturing the same citizens over and over again and expecting a different result.
  • : Following new legislation in Apostolites, the government terminates employment with extreme prejudice.
  • : Following new legislation in Apostolites, all writing must pass a censorship board before being allowed on the shelves.
  • : Following new legislation in Apostolites, beat cops aren't named for the territory they patrol.
  • : Apostolites was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in Apostolites, running away is an essential part of the elite forces' hand-to-hand training.
  • : Following new legislation in Apostolites, the practice of capital punishment proves divisive.
  • : Following new legislation in Apostolites, truancy officers have a hard time catching children trained in advanced camouflage skills.
  • : Following new legislation in Apostolites, war criminals are given full state funerals.
  • : Following new legislation in Apostolites, smiling in public is seen as criminally suspicious behaviour.

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