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Most Authoritarian: 250thMost Patriotic: 258thLowest Crime Rates: 311th
The Throne of the Golden Dynasty of
Psychotic Dictatorship
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Szheirac-emun-Sharrhein
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Empyrius

Population6.19 billion

CapitalSharrhamenhaerash
LeaderSzheirac-emun-Sharrhein
FaithSzheraovaen

Currencywisp
Animalphoenix

The Throne of the Golden Dynasty of Empyrius is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Szheirac-emun-Sharrhein with an iron fist, and notable for its prohibition of alcohol, parental licensing program, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 6.19 billion Ephaerans 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sharrhamenhaerash. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Ephaeran economy, worth a remarkable 1,827 trillion wisps a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 295,179 wisps, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation is currently revamping its entire education system, minefields are being deployed along the border to discourage potential emigrants from trying to leave, pro-wrestling bouts open with a legal disclaimer insisting that any violence is guaranteed 100% faked, and Dogman-branded weapons are all the rage in the militaristic comic-book community. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Empyrius's national animal is the phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Szheraovaen.

Empyrius is ranked 921st in the world and 5th in Psychotic Dictatorships for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 101.01 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Most Authoritarian: 250thMost Patriotic: 258thLowest Crime Rates: 311thMost Devout: 328thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 379thMost Developed: 388thMost Income Equality: 405thLongest Average Lifespans: 426thMost Cultured: 434thSafest: 468thHighest Average Tax Rates: 475thHighest Poor Incomes: 495thHealthiest Citizens: 531stLargest Governments: 554thMost Cheerful Citizens: 647thMost Beautiful Environments: 830thSmartest Citizens: 848thMost Efficient Economies: 921stMost Extreme: 1,022ndMost Advanced Public Education: 1,131stBest Weather: 1,137thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,234thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,331stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,477thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,756thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,821stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,952ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,112thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,133rdHighest Food Quality: 2,185thMost Conservative: 2,356thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,415thHighest Average Incomes: 2,418thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,437thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 3,268thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,378thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,447thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,256thHighest Economic Output: 10,656thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 21,487thMost Influential: 23,055th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Extreme: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Patriotic: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionMost Devout: 10th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Empyrius was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Following new legislation in Empyrius, Dogman-branded weapons are all the rage in the militaristic comic-book community.
  • : Following new legislation in Empyrius, pro-wrestling bouts open with a legal disclaimer insisting that any violence is guaranteed 100% faked.
  • : Following new legislation in Empyrius, minefields are being deployed along the border to discourage potential emigrants from trying to leave.
  • : Following new legislation in Empyrius, the nation is currently revamping its entire education system.
  • : Following new legislation in Empyrius, missionaries learn the hard way that their piercing spiritual insights are no match for arrows.
  • : Following new legislation in Empyrius, only clowns with PhDs from clown college can advise Szheirac-emun-Sharrhein on Empyrius's coulrophobia epidemic.
  • : Following new legislation in Empyrius, warfare increasingly resembles a video game.
  • : Following new legislation in Empyrius, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Empyrius, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web.

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