by Max Barry

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,121stLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,087thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,220th
The Grand Holy Empire of
Father Knows Best State
quam celerrime ad victoria
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population4.558 billion

CapitalHoly Imperial City
LeaderGrand Emperor
FaithImperial Force Church

CurrencyImperial Credit
AnimalGreat bestelesnian falcon

The Grand Holy Empire of Bestelesnia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Grand Emperor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, digital currency, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.558 billion Bestelesnians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Administration, and Education also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Holy Imperial City. The average income tax rate is 55.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bestelesnian economy, worth 751 trillion Imperial Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 164,919 Imperial Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

The fate of the world literally rests on Grand Emperor's fingers, the nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners, concert halls sport signs proclaiming "No Shorts, Sandals or Swastikas", and access to the woods is only granted to those who bring a small shrubbery. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bestelesnia's national animal is the Great bestelesnian falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Imperial Force Church.

Bestelesnia is ranked 25,300th in the world and 900th in Balder for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 5,657.52 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,121stLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,087thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,220thLargest Black Market: 7,317thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,359thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,549thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,780thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,011thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,389thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,570thLargest Mining Sector: 10,969thHighest Average Incomes: 11,366thMost Influential: 11,495thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,561stMost Secular: 11,741stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,794thMost Developed: 11,863rdTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 12,209thHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,593rdLowest Crime Rates: 12,725thHealthiest Citizens: 12,889thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,985thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,968thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,777thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,861stSmartest Citizens: 16,559thMost Efficient Economies: 16,633rdLargest Governments: 20,121st
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 17th in the regionMost Influential: 46th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 135th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 197th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 276th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 288th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 342nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 342nd in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 430th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 468th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 485th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 485th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 507th in the regionMost Secular: 530th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 537th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 543rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 553rd in the regionMost Developed: 562nd in the regionMost Stationary: 566th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 573rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 640th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 671st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 675th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 683rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 696th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 715th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 758th in the region

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