by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 15,488thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 21,425th
The Holy Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Strength Through Compliance
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Imperator Kari

Population7.59 billion

CurrencyGuardman's lives

The Holy Empire of Imperator Kari is a colossal, orderly nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The cynical population of 7.59 billion Karianians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 66.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Imperator Karian economy, worth 288 trillion Guardman's liveses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. Average income is 37,952 Guardman's liveses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Courses in how to boil water are popular for formerly microwave-reliant Karianians, judges are rumored to find in favor of whoever bribes them the most, teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers, and multiple births are a cause of celebration for tax collectors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Imperator Kari's national animal is the Cherub, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Imperator Kari is ranked 228,913th in the world and 195th in Cyrannus Star System for Smartest Citizens, with 16.92 quips per hour.

Most Authoritarian: 15,488thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 21,425th
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