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Most Authoritarian: 3,540thMost Income Equality: 8,818thMost Conservative: 11,495th
The Theocracy of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Within and without
Influence
Envoy
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Keepers of the Sanctum

Population615 million

CapitalThe Adytum

CurrencyGulden
AnimalLasinetter

The Theocracy of Keepers of the Sanctum is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 615 million Keepers are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Adytum. The average income tax rate is 74.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Keepers economy, worth 9.28 trillion Guldens a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Furniture Restoration industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 15,093 Guldens, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government workers are more efficient and more unhappy than ever, student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned Lasinetterball fields, golden statues of Lasinetters line the memorial avenues of the Funerary District, and the government is seen to favor traditionalist religions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Keepers of the Sanctum's national animal is the Lasinetter, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Keepers of the Sanctum is ranked 196,049th in the world and 11th in Cymopolia for Most Developed, scoring 44.6 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Authoritarian: 3,540thMost Income Equality: 8,818thTop
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Most Conservative: 11,495thMost Extreme: 13,565thMost Ignorant Citizens: 16,377thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,990th
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the region

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