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Lowest Crime Rates: 3rd Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 6th Safest: 7th
The Holy Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population32.401 billion

LeaderCor Enladen

AnimalRiver Dolphin

The Holy Empire of Klesh is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Cor Enladen with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, digital currency, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 32.401 billion Kleshites 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gamorra. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Kleshite economy, worth an astonishing 24,416 trillion Corics 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 Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is a breathtaking 753,576 Corics, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,127,185 per year while the poor average 213,700, a ratio of 10.0 to 1.

Police wait behind troop deployments in order to shoot deserters, the nation is famous for bravely sending wave after wave of its soldiers until the enemy runs out of bullets, only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens, and the nation's faithful often say there is a higher power watching over them. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force. Klesh's national animal is the River Dolphin, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Diode.

Klesh is ranked 168,380th in the world and 48th in Eladen for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 6.09 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

Lowest Crime Rates: 3rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6thSafest: 7thMost Devout: 14thMost Corrupt Governments: 14thLargest Governments: 16thHighest Economic Output: 24thHighest Average Incomes: 34thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 36thFattest Citizens: 46thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 52ndLargest Insurance Industry: 57thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 59thLargest Mining Sector: 65thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 68thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 69thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 99thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 103rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 113thMost Avoided: 129thLargest Populations: 152ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 164thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 165thLargest Agricultural Sector: 177thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 206thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 212thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 263rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 454thMost Scientifically Advanced: 550thHighest Poor Incomes: 596thLargest Retail Industry: 706thMost Subsidized Industry: 714thMost Efficient Economies: 877thRudest Citizens: 1,232ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,458thTop
Most Conservative: 2,534thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,700thMost Influential: 6,419thMost Authoritarian: 7,365th
Most Devout: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Klesh's influence in Eladen fell from "Contender" to "Negotiator".
  • : Klesh's influence in Eladen rose from "Minnow" to "Contender".
  • : Klesh relocated from Balder to Eladen.
  • : Klesh was refounded in Balder.
  • : Klesh ceased to exist in Eladen.
  • : Following new legislation in Klesh, the nation's faithful often say there is a higher power watching over them.
  • : Following new legislation in Klesh, only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Klesh, the nation is famous for bravely sending wave after wave of its soldiers until the enemy runs out of bullets.
  • : Following new legislation in Klesh, police wait behind troop deployments in order to shoot deserters.
  • : Following new legislation in Klesh, the government violently suppresses separatist movements.


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