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Lowest Crime Rates: 4th Safest: 6th Most Devout: 7th
The Holy Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil
Regional Influence
Negotiator
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Holy Empire of Klesh is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Cor Enladen with an iron fist, and remarkable for its aversion to nipples, ritual sacrifices, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 30.821 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 23,151 trillion Corics a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is a breathtaking 751,152 Corics, with the richest citizens earning 8.6 times as much as the poorest.

Flogging is all the rage, diplomatic missions typically end with a flurry of childish insults, accusations and phlegm, children often kick River Dolphins for amusement, and the government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping. 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 179,264th in the world and 51st in Eladen for Highest Drug Use, scoring 1.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Lowest Crime Rates: 4thSafest: 6thMost Devout: 7thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7thMost Corrupt Governments: 11thLargest Governments: 19thHighest Economic Output: 24thHighest Average Incomes: 32ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 35thFattest Citizens: 38thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 42ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 46thLargest Insurance Industry: 47thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 56thLargest Mining Sector: 60thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 61stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 86thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 101stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 114thMost Avoided: 114thMost Ignorant Citizens: 140thLargest Agricultural Sector: 152ndLargest Populations: 153rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 174thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 191stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 199thHighest Poor Incomes: 320thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 328thLargest Retail Industry: 373rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 431stMost Scientifically Advanced: 577thMost Subsidized Industry: 619thMost Efficient Economies: 911thLargest Information Technology Sector: 938thMost Stationary: 1,532ndMost Conservative: 1,553rdRudest Citizens: 1,688thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 4,726thMost Authoritarian: 5,286thMost Influential: 6,346thTop
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Most Extreme: 12,236th
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Safest: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Extreme: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Klesh's influence in Eladen fell from "Contender" to "Negotiator".
  • : Klesh was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Following new legislation in Klesh, the government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping.
  • : Following new legislation in Klesh, children often kick River Dolphins for amusement.
  • : Following new legislation in Klesh, diplomatic missions typically end with a flurry of childish insults, accusations and phlegm.
  • : Following new legislation in Klesh, flogging is all the rage.
  • : Following new legislation in Klesh, graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail.
  • : Klesh's influence in Eladen rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Following new legislation in Klesh, attempted suicide is punishable by public hanging.
  • : Following new legislation in Klesh, the police are tightening their grip on alcohol smugglers.

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