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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 501stMost Influential: 792ndMost Advanced Public Education: 964th
The Endless Empire of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Nec metas rerum nec tempora
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population33.225 billion

LeaderEmpress Prazac XII


The Endless Empire of Ermarian is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Empress Prazac XII with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 33.225 billion Ermarianese love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Welfare are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dawn. The average income tax rate is 97.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Ermarianese economy, worth a remarkable 5,041 trillion imperials a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 151,737 imperials, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The team in charge of creating a new writing system have spent months deciding whether or not to use serif or sans-serif characters, pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security, the comic book series 'Empress Prazac XII and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller, and armed war-criminals gain asylum if deemed 'fabulous' enough. Crime is totally unknown. Ermarian's national animal is the pony, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is abolished.

Ermarian is ranked 148,578th in the world and 6,744th in The North Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 28.78 on the Rand Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 501stMost Influential: 792ndMost Advanced Public Education: 964thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,044thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,070thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,081stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,221stLargest Welfare Programs: 1,248thLargest Populations: 1,290thMost Stationary: 1,374thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,712thHighest Economic Output: 1,762ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,882ndSmartest Citizens: 1,958thTop
Best Weather: 2,330thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,432ndMost Developed: 2,488thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,696thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,824thHealthiest Citizens: 3,113thLargest Governments: 3,630thMost Cultured: 3,663rdSafest: 4,483rdNudest: 5,221stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,889thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,982ndHighest Poor Incomes: 6,406thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 11,333rdMost Pacifist: 11,452ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,387thHighest Average Incomes: 13,060thMost Inclusive: 13,414thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,499thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,791stMost Secular: 16,332ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,386thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,246th
Most Stationary: 21st in the regionLargest Populations: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 42nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 48th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 49th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 51st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 57th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 59th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 68th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 72nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 88th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 104th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 118th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 133rd in the regionMost Developed: 144th in the regionBest Weather: 151st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 164th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 176th in the regionLargest Governments: 184th in the regionMost Cultured: 187th in the regionNudest: 219th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 221st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 223rd in the regionSafest: 244th in the regionMost Influential: 281st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 334th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 343rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 452nd in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 553rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 617th in the regionMost Pacifist: 627th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 739th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 744th in the regionMost Inclusive: 767th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 859th in the regionMost Secular: 861st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 897th in the region

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