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Lowest Crime Rates: 7thSafest: 7thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22nd
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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Population39.157 billion

LeaderCor Enladen

AnimalRiver Dolphin

The Holy Empire of Klesh is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Cor Enladen with an iron fist, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, smutty television, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 39.157 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 29,957 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 765,072 Corics, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,867,760 per year while the poor average 84,162, a ratio of 46.0 to 1.

Children asking questions about science are referred to relevant sections in religious texts, the state believes that children are what you make of them, Tetris has been banned for its graphic violent content, and foreign leaders who don't applaud Cor Enladen's speeches are regarded as enemies of Klesh. 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 22,160th in the world and 16th in Eladen for Largest Black Market, with 16.8 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Lowest Crime Rates: 7thSafest: 7thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22ndHighest Economic Output: 27thLargest Governments: 31stMost Corrupt Governments: 45thMost Devout: 52ndHighest Average Incomes: 52ndLargest Insurance Industry: 53rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 55thLargest Agricultural Sector: 62ndLargest Mining Sector: 67thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 68thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 73rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 77thFattest Citizens: 83rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 94thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 95thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 102ndMost Efficient Economies: 104thLargest Populations: 132ndMost Avoided: 134thMost Ignorant Citizens: 206thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 217thMost Armed: 218thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 228thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 258thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 259thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 277thMost Scientifically Advanced: 405thHighest Average Tax Rates: 673rdMost Subsidized Industry: 1,332ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,802ndTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,452ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,608thRudest Citizens: 2,656thMost Conservative: 4,512thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,672ndMost Influential: 9,287thMost Authoritarian: 11,342ndTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 16,549thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,588thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,877thMost Stationary: 21,101stLargest Black Market: 22,160th
Most Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Klesh's influence in Eladen fell from "Instigator" to "Contender".
  • : Klesh was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Klesh was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Klesh's influence in Eladen rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Klesh was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Klesh was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Klesh's influence in Eladen fell from "Instigator" to "Contender".
  • : Klesh was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Dead and the Top 10% for Most Stationary.
  • : Klesh was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Klesh was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.


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