by Max Barry

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Most Devout: 1,089thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,062ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,213th
The Dimensional Empire of
Father Knows Best State
In nobis oriri obumbratio
Emperor Voldarius Telmac
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population6.961 billion

LeaderEmperor Voldarius Telmac

AnimalBlack Astrol Wolf

The Dimensional Empire of Kerianthe is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Emperor Voldarius Telmac with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, parental licensing program, and avant-garde cinema. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 6.961 billion Iekals are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atlantinok. The average income tax rate is 96.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Kerianthean economy, worth a remarkable 1,357 trillion Atroluses a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 194,984 Atroluses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

The military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms, board shorts have replaced board rooms, even religious militants can be swayed by the power of #love, and sports journals are full of uplifting puff-pieces on professional boxers. Crime is totally unknown. Kerianthe's national animal is the Black Astrol Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Kerianthe is ranked 151,323rd in the world and 7,984th in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 12.02 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Devout: 1,089thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,062ndTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,213thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,345thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,387thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,769thMost Efficient Economies: 2,972ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,190thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,215thMost Cultured: 3,290thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,471stHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,503rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,648thLargest Governments: 3,804thBest Weather: 4,042ndLargest Black Market: 4,539thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,136thMost Developed: 5,200thNicest Citizens: 5,360thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,066thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,399thMost Armed: 6,479thMost Inclusive: 6,586thHighest Average Incomes: 6,813thLowest Crime Rates: 8,021stMost Rebellious Youth: 8,136thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,666thSmartest Citizens: 9,473rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,781stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,393rdTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 10,947thHighest Economic Output: 11,912thMost Influential: 12,136thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,907thHealthiest Citizens: 13,382ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,752ndLargest Publishing Industry: 14,961stLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,816th
Most Devout: 53rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 78th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 97th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 100th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 122nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 124th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 131st in the regionMost Cultured: 159th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 171st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 175th in the regionLargest Black Market: 179th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 181st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 182nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 184th in the regionLargest Governments: 192nd in the regionBest Weather: 226th in the regionMost Armed: 231st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 271st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 290th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 304th in the regionNicest Citizens: 307th in the regionMost Developed: 312th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 320th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 368th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 371st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 393rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 405th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 413th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 421st in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 520th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 523rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 523rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 534th in the regionNudest: 573rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 578th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 685th in the regionLargest Populations: 718th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 730th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kerianthe's influence in The North Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Minnow".
  • : Kerianthe relocated from Osiris to The North Pacific.
  • : Kerianthe was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Kerianthe ceased to exist in The North Pacific.
  • : Kerianthe was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Kerianthe was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education and Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Kerianthe was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Kerianthe was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Kerianthe was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs, the Top 5% for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector and Most Scientifically Advanced, and the Top 10% for Nudest and Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Kerianthe was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.


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