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Largest Insurance Industry: 950thMost Primitive: 2,030thHighest Crime Rates: 3,327th
The Ancestral Homelands of
Right-wing Utopia
Fairest country in all the westlands.
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Emyn Arnen

Population1.567 billion

FaithThe Holy Seven


The Ancestral Homelands of Emyn Arnen is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Húrin with an even hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, restrictive gun laws, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 1.567 billion Emyn Arnenians are free to succeed or fail in life on their own merits; the successful tend to enjoy an opulent (but moralistic) lifestyle, while the failures can be seen crowding out most jails.

The minute, corrupt, moralistic government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Industry, with Healthcare and Public Transport also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Administration are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Minardil. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Emyn Arnenian economy, worth 121 trillion castars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Door-to-door Insurance Sales industry, with major contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 77,322 castars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 495,485 per year while the poor average 4,924, a ratio of 100 to 1.

Maxtopian slaves are routinely sold as an optional extra for household appliances, the backs of 'No Trespassing' signs were made for you and me, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low, and the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly. Crime is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Emyn Arnen's national animal is the Cat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is The Holy Seven.

Emyn Arnen is ranked 250,282nd in the world and 130th in Middle Earth for Most Income Equality, scoring 0.99 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Largest Insurance Industry: 950thMost Primitive: 2,030thTop
Highest Crime Rates: 3,327thMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,087thMost Avoided: 4,215thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,070thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,726thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,810thLargest Gambling Industry: 12,784thLargest Retail Industry: 13,305thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 13,673rdLargest Mining Sector: 14,933rdMost Conservative: 17,876thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,716thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,418thMost Secular: 20,670thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 22,497thMost Corrupt Governments: 23,040thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 24,427thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 25,869th
Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionMost Primitive: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Emyn Arnen resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Emyn Arnen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry and Highest Unexpected Death Rate and the Top 10% for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Emyn Arnen lodged a message on the Middle Earth Regional Message Board.
  • : Emyn Arnen endorsed The LOTR Nation of Tatarica.
  • : Emyn Arnen was admitted to the World Assembly.
  • : Emyn Arnen applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Emyn Arnen changed its national faith to "The Holy Seven".
  • : Following new legislation in Emyn Arnen, the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly.
  • : Following new legislation in Emyn Arnen, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low.
  • : Following new legislation in Emyn Arnen, the backs of 'No Trespassing' signs were made for you and me.