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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 493rdMost Influential: 1,551stMost Devout: 8,547th
The Holy Catholic Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population1.324 billion

LeaderEmperor Luke I
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyErstavik Penning

The Holy Catholic Empire of Erstavik is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Luke I with an even hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, zero percent divorce rate, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, devout population of 1.324 billion Erstavikians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Burgsvik. The average income tax rate is 62.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Erstavikian economy, worth 155 trillion Erstavik Pennings a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 117,585 Erstavik Pennings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Out-of-work actors say they can't complain, students who refuse to pray are expelled from school, the government recently relinquished its monopoly on the mail service, and Emperor Luke I's luxurious new home has been designated as a protected cultural heritage site. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Erstavik's national animal is the Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Erstavik is ranked 38,174th in the world and 935th in the South Pacific for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 96.3 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 493rdMost Influential: 1,551stTop
Most Devout: 8,547thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,928thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,283rdLowest Crime Rates: 13,472ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,514thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 14,905thNicest Citizens: 14,940thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,390thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,436thHealthiest Citizens: 16,297thMost Cultured: 17,356thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,525thMost Cheerful Citizens: 19,059thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,112thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,996thMost Pacifist: 21,126thSafest: 21,217thSmartest Citizens: 22,768thLargest Publishing Industry: 24,829thMost Developed: 24,875thHighest Average Incomes: 27,291st
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 67th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 140th in the regionMost Devout: 173rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 370th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 395th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 410th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 436th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 438th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 518th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 519th in the regionNicest Citizens: 529th in the regionMost Cultured: 540th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 553rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 555th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 605th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 607th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 637th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 648th in the regionMost Patriotic: 699th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 699th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 703rd in the regionMost Developed: 717th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 772nd in the regionLargest Governments: 784th in the regionSafest: 784th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 832nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 846th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 935th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1,075th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,076th in the regionBest Weather: 1,190th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1,256th in the region

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