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Most Devout: 1,458th Nudest: 1,575th Largest Black Market: 2,264th
The Allied States of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
You Can't Break a Bundle of Sticks
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Economy
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The Allied States of New Edom is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by King Elijah and Queen Mara with an even hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, frequent executions, and enforced nudity. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 12.971 billion New Edomites have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fineberg. The average income tax rate is 76.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Edomian economy, worth a remarkable 1,564 trillion Coppers a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Gambling, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 120,599 Coppers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Jaywalking is punishable by public flogging, tourists flock to see the giant stone carvings of New Edom's historical leaders at Mount Rushless, King Elijah and Queen Mara's latest speech included a bizarre reference to MaxWow incontinence pads being 50% more absorbent than the next leading brand, and children regularly take part in blood sports that result in extreme boo-boos. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Edom's national animal is the Griffon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The New Edomite Apostolic Church.

New Edom is ranked 166,619th in the world and 36th in The Cornellian Empire for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring -15.24 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Most Devout: 1,458thNudest: 1,575thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,264thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,673rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,155thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,992ndMost Influential: 5,505thHighest Economic Output: 5,775thMost Cultured: 6,438thLargest Populations: 8,075thTop
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Most Primitive: 8,508thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,704thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,995thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,578thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,948thMost Stationary: 11,043rdMost Subsidized Industry: 12,900thMost Efficient Economies: 14,983rdMost Developed: 15,152ndLargest Governments: 15,955th
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Average: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 3rd in the region

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