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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,302ndMost Influential: 13,400thMost Authoritarian: 15,739th
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Emodea

Population2.169 billion

CapitalPalambar
LeaderChancellor Peter Kazinsky
FaithRen'ahr

Currencyqiple
Animalbuffalo

The Oh My God They Were Fendas of Emodea is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Chancellor Peter Kazinsky with an iron fist, and notable for its state-planned economy, rampant corporate plagiarism, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.169 billion Emodeans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Palambar. The average income tax rate is 31.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Emodean economy, worth 150 trillion qiples 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 a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Gambling, and Book Publishing. 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 69,265 qiples, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Male tourists tend to be fearful of Emodea's deadly femme fatales, t-shirts displaying a photo of Chancellor Peter Kazinsky performing the Full-Monty are selling out, the most common doctor's prescription is "get out of my consulting room", and the government is pouring money into 'Operation Enduring Democracy'. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Emodea's national animal is the buffalo, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, and its national religion is Ren'ahr.

Emodea is ranked 49,370th in the world and 1,228th in the South Pacific for Most Patriotic, with 19.71 flags saluted per person per day.

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Most Authoritarian: 15,739thMost Conservative: 17,438thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23,033rd
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 306th in the regionLargest Black Market: 521st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 570th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 578th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 671st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 873rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 910th in the regionMost Influential: 912th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 964th in the regionMost Conservative: 985th in the regionMost Patriotic: 1,228th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1,247th in the region

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