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Most Influential: 138thMost Devout: 630thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 663rd
The Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
There is nothing impossible to him who will try
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population14.192 billion

CapitalBathera City
LeaderGrand Baron Elam Ol'ced VI


The Empire of Bathera is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Grand Baron Elam Ol'ced VI with an iron fist, and renowned for its parental licensing program, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 14.192 billion Batherans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bathera City. The average income tax rate is 84.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Batheran economy, worth a remarkable 3,209 trillion Baht a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 226,165 Baht, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Imitation is the sincerest form of felony, feeling like a winner comes at a price, Grand Baron Elam Ol'ced VI panders to nontraditional families, and the nation's politicians are acknowledged as the most polite in the region to the dismay of comedians everywhere. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bathera's national animal is the Bat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Christianity.

Bathera is ranked 282,928th in the world and 1,450th in Europe for Most Secular, with 0.84 Atheism Rate.

Most Influential: 138thMost Devout: 630thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 663rdHealthiest Citizens: 745thMost Developed: 946thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,017thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,020thLowest Crime Rates: 1,172ndMost Patriotic: 1,277thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,284thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,439thMost Cultured: 2,391stSmartest Citizens: 2,508thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 3,876thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,062ndMost Beautiful Environments: 4,376thBest Weather: 4,761stMost Efficient Economies: 5,941stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,984thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,986thHighest Economic Output: 6,268thHighest Food Quality: 6,291stHighest Average Incomes: 6,697thLargest Governments: 7,030thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,439thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,793rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,407thNudest: 12,720thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,631stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,841stHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,991stTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,750thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,792ndLargest Welfare Programs: 24,964thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25,669thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 26,502ndLargest Populations: 27,402ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 27,731st
Most Devout: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionMost Patriotic: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 17th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 24th in the regionMost Developed: 24th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 26th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 33rd in the regionNudest: 37th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 39th in the regionMost Cultured: 55th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 55th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 77th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 80th in the regionMost Influential: 81st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 82nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 84th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 95th in the regionBest Weather: 99th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 101st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 105th in the regionLargest Populations: 108th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 109th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 114th in the regionLargest Governments: 121st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 128th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 134th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 136th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bathera, the nation's politicians are acknowledged as the most polite in the region to the dismay of comedians everywhere.
  • : Following new legislation in Bathera, Grand Baron Elam Ol'ced VI panders to nontraditional families.
  • : Bathera lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Bathera, feeling like a winner comes at a price.
  • : Following new legislation in Bathera, imitation is the sincerest form of felony.
  • : Following new legislation in Bathera, Little League matches are often attended by riot police with water cannon... just in case.
  • : Bathera lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • : Bathera lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • : Bathera lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • : Bathera lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.


World Assembly

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