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Nudest: 1,491st Most Devout: 1,560th Largest Black Market: 2,298th
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The Allied States of New Edom is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Elijah and Queen Mara with an even hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, parental licensing program, and enforced nudity. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 13.736 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 76.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Edomian economy, worth a remarkable 1,654 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 120,477 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 8,604th in the world and 4th in The Cornellian Empire for Most Primitive, scoring 79.5 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Nudest: 1,491stMost Devout: 1,560thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,298thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,881stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,094thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,971stMost Influential: 5,545thHighest Economic Output: 5,644thMost Cultured: 6,274thLargest Populations: 7,581stTop
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Most Primitive: 8,604thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,882ndHighest Poor Incomes: 8,941stMost Corrupt Governments: 9,458thMost Stationary: 9,881stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,159thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,129thLargest Governments: 15,071stMost Efficient Economies: 15,467thMost Developed: 15,485thLowest Crime Rates: 16,135th
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Nudest: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Average: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the region

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