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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 155th Largest Black Market: 332nd Largest Insurance Industry: 524th
The Slavic Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Salutem populi servat Caesar
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Golgothia

Population12.663 billion

CapitalTzarograd
LeaderTzar Mikhail II
FaithTzarism

CurrencyRuble
Animalbear

The Slavic Empire of Golgothia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Tzar Mikhail II with an iron fist, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, smutty television, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.663 billion Golgothians 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."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tzarograd. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 82.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Golgothian economy, worth a remarkable 4,207 trillion Rubles a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 332,272 Rubles, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,037,125 per year while the poor average 81,736, a ratio of 12.7 to 1.

There's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt, the government response to disaster victims starving for bread is "let them eat stale cake", Golgothians believe a soft answer turneth away wrath but punitive punishment is much more fun, and light entertainment shows are light on actual entertainment. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Golgothia's national animal is the bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Tzarism.

Golgothia is ranked 3,754th in the world and 3rd in Crassia for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 18,620.99 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 155thLargest Black Market: 332ndLargest Insurance Industry: 524thMost Subsidized Industry: 526thLargest Agricultural Sector: 533rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 694thHighest Average Incomes: 1,141stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,147thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,199thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,814thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,841stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,845thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,952ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,966thHighest Economic Output: 2,004thMost Devout: 2,274thMost Efficient Economies: 2,827thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,259thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,754thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,294thLargest Governments: 4,591stMost Cultured: 4,934thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,710thSmartest Citizens: 6,850thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,953rdTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 9,262ndMost Developed: 9,945thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,551stMost Avoided: 12,311thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,368thLowest Crime Rates: 14,513thLargest Populations: 15,417thLargest Mining Sector: 15,440thRudest Citizens: 16,478thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,682nd
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Golgothia lodged a message on the Crassia Regional Message Board.
  • : Golgothia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Golgothia, light entertainment shows are light on actual entertainment.
  • : Following new legislation in Golgothia, Golgothians believe a soft answer turneth away wrath but punitive punishment is much more fun.
  • : Following new legislation in Golgothia, the government response to disaster victims starving for bread is "let them eat stale cake".
  • : Following new legislation in Golgothia, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Golgothia, puppies given out free in marketing promotions are often tossed straight into the trash.
  • : Golgothia lodged a message on the Crassia Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Golgothia, bailiffs must face down a fusillade of depleted uranium rounds.
  • : Following new legislation in Golgothia, public shaming has become the favoured form of punishment.

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