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Largest Black Market: 2nd Highest Poor Incomes: 76th Highest Economic Output: 85th
The Pantokratic Dominate of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Whose fire-tried hearts outlast a thousand autumns
Influence
Powerbroker
Prince of Order
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Emporer Pudu

Population32.327 billion

CapitalHollarum
LeaderEmperor Pudu Jilang Dengmu
Faiththe Church of the Anukai

Currencygold crown
Animalred-crested crane

The Pantokratic Dominate of Emporer Pudu is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Pudu Jilang Dengmu with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, sprawling nuclear power plants, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 32.327 billion Pudites 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 is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Industry also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hollarum. The average income tax rate is 96.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Pudite economy, worth an astonishing 17,709 trillion gold crowns a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is a breathtaking 547,815 gold crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime, the endangered saltwater humpback red-crested crane is only seen in captivity programs, running away is an essential part of the elite forces' hand-to-hand training, and concert halls sport signs proclaiming "No Shorts, Sandals or Swastikas". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Emporer Pudu's national animal is the red-crested crane, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is the Church of the Anukai.

Emporer Pudu is ranked 35,714th in the world and 1st in The Dark Lands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 5,161.2 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Black Market: 2ndHighest Poor Incomes: 76thHighest Economic Output: 85thMost Efficient Economies: 96thLargest Mining Sector: 103rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 133rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 151stHighest Average Incomes: 168thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 174thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 227thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 230thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 242ndLargest Insurance Industry: 320thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 408thMost Subsidized Industry: 520thMost Corrupt Governments: 943rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 951stLargest Governments: 962ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 984thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 988thLargest Populations: 1,134thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,372ndLargest Gambling Industry: 1,627thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,432ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,478thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,489thMost Avoided: 2,518thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,622ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,679thLowest Crime Rates: 2,904thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,940thFattest Citizens: 3,376thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,260thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,915thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 9,350thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,646thRudest Citizens: 14,276thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,886th

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