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Most Ignorant Citizens: 105th Most Compassionate Citizens: 155th Nicest Citizens: 186th
The Holy Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Everybody's mortal but me
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Struggling
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Devoted Snails

Population31.723 billion

CapitalDevoted Snails City
LeaderLeader
FaithBlind Devotion

CurrencyGodly Shell
AnimalDove

The Holy Empire of Devoted Snails is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, hatred of cheese, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 31.723 billion Devoted Snailsians 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 minute, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Law & Order, with Environment, Education, and Spirituality also on the agenda, while Defense receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Devoted Snails City. Income tax is unheard of.

The large but sluggish Devoted Snailsian economy, worth 631 trillion Godly Shells a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 19,903 Godly Shells, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The police have reaffirmed their tough stance on drugs, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence, poets and writers are regularly rounded up and shot for entertainment, and retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Devoted Snails's national animal is the Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Blind Devotion.

Devoted Snails is ranked 137,295th in the world and 4,358th in Balder for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.69 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 105thMost Compassionate Citizens: 155thNicest Citizens: 186thMost Pacifist: 230thMost Primitive: 336thBest Weather: 375thLargest Populations: 378thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 515thMost Devout: 555thMost Cheerful Citizens: 574thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 929thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,063rdTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 1,758thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,419thMost Authoritarian: 3,651stMost Stationary: 6,787thTop
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Most Extreme: 8,583rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,203rdMost Corrupt Governments: 10,563rd
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionMost Primitive: 14th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 14th in the regionMost Devout: 16th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 18th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 24th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 68th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 71st in the regionMost Stationary: 85th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 101st in the regionMost Extreme: 137th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 531st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 535th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Devoted Snails was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Devoted Snails's influence in Balder rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Devoted Snails's influence in Balder fell from "Shoeshiner" to "Sprat".
  • : Devoted Snails's influence in Balder rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Devoted Snails was cleansed by a Level 5 Invasion Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Western chewbockastain, killing 76 million zombies.
  • : Devoted Snails was cleansed by a Level 5 Invasion Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Western chewbockastain, killing 47 million zombies.
  • : Devoted Snails was cleansed by a Level 5 Invasion Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Western chewbockastain, killing 34 million zombies.
  • : Devoted Snails was cleansed by a Level 5 Invasion Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Western chewbockastain, killing 70 million zombies.
  • : Devoted Snails was cleansed by a Level 5 Invasion Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Western chewbockastain, killing 36 million zombies.
  • : Devoted Snails was cleansed by a Level 5 Invasion Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Western chewbockastain, killing 68 million zombies.

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