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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 755thMost Advanced Public Education: 756thLargest Welfare Programs: 768th
The Absolute Mandated Superstate of
Iron Fist Consumerists
The Glory of Death Presides in Absolute Martyrdom
Infinite Father
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Exsorcial

Population8.674 billion

CapitalSyoneson
LeaderInfinite Father
FaithMandated Worship of the State

CurrencyRation Credit
AnimalPelican

The Absolute Mandated Superstate of Exsorcial is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Infinite Father with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, otherworldly petting zoo, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 8.674 billion Exsorcialians 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."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Syoneson. The average income tax rate is 98.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Exsorcialian economy, worth a remarkable 1,330 trillion Ration Credits a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, extremely specialized black market in Information Technology. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 153,339 Ration Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

Crocodile roadkill is smeared across the asphalt of the new Formula One track, they who do not work shall not eat, withdrawal of support for drug addicts is leaving many with cold sweats, and citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Exsorcial's national animal is the Pelican, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Mandated Worship of the State.

Exsorcial is ranked 27,527th in the world and 43rd in The Free Nations Region for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 278,761 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 755thMost Advanced Public Education: 756thLargest Welfare Programs: 768thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,235thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,264thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,583rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,220thTop
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Largest Governments: 2,724thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,729thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,210thLowest Crime Rates: 3,282ndMost Inclusive: 4,160thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,607thMost Developed: 4,906thMost Cultured: 5,156thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,566thLargest Black Market: 6,742ndBest Weather: 8,053rdMost Subsidized Industry: 8,765thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,992ndLongest Average Lifespans: 10,211thMost Armed: 11,955thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 12,380thHighest Average Incomes: 13,495thHighest Economic Output: 13,541stMost Secular: 14,716thMost Authoritarian: 15,623rdMost Efficient Economies: 15,708thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,745thMost Conservative: 23,846th
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Most Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 21st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 21st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 22nd in the regionMost Armed: 24th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 25th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 28th in the regionBest Weather: 32nd in the regionMost Conservative: 35th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 38th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 41st in the region

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