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Most Devout: 5,605thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,921stHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,186th
The Holy Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Why not?
Influence
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Charlia

Population11.483 billion

CapitalHinamizawa
LeaderCharlia
FaithDespair

Currencysoul
Animalwombat

The Holy Empire of Charlia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Charlia with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, anti-smoking policies, and zero percent divorce rate. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 11.483 billion Charlians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hinamizawa. The average income tax rate is 92.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Charlian economy, worth 632 trillion souls a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 55,048 souls, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Charlia isn't what it used to be, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, babysitters are a thing of the past, and the police strictly enforce off-limit zones for tourists. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Charlia's national animal is the wombat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Despair.

Charlia is ranked 182,298th in the world and 7th in Autism Spectrum for Most Pro-Market, scoring -77.67 on the Rand Index.

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Most Devout: 5,605thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,921stHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,186thLowest Crime Rates: 8,485thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 10,451stMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,650thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,837thHealthiest Citizens: 11,537thMost Inclusive: 11,867thLargest Governments: 12,288thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,687thBest Weather: 13,372ndMost Corrupt Governments: 13,415thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,750thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,819thMost Cultured: 14,840thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,451stMost Beautiful Environments: 16,558thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,085thMost Stationary: 17,501stMost Influential: 20,571st
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Charlia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Following new legislation in Charlia, the police strictly enforce off-limit zones for tourists.
  • : Following new legislation in Charlia, babysitters are a thing of the past.
  • : Following new legislation in Charlia, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order.
  • : Following new legislation in Charlia, Charlia isn't what it used to be.
  • : Following new legislation in Charlia, one complaint of Charlia's new periodic table is it's easy to confuse fearlessleaderium with gloriousleaderium.
  • : Following new legislation in Charlia, works of historical fiction contain a surprising lack of historical figures.
  • : Following new legislation in Charlia, being a member of the glee club disqualifies Charlians from space travel.
  • : Following new legislation in Charlia, in the Beginning was the Word and the Word was "Pragmatism".
  • : Following new legislation in Charlia, female restaurant chefs are not allowed to have male customers.

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