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Most Devout: 1,561st Nudest: 1,671st Largest Black Market: 2,307th
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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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 notable for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 13.537 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 1,630 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 165,279th in the world and 30th in The Cornellian Empire for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -99.09 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Devout: 1,561stNudest: 1,671stTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,307thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,888thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,181stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,124thMost Influential: 5,644thHighest Economic Output: 5,666thMost Cultured: 6,235thLargest Populations: 7,714thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,018thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 9,118thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,791stMost Primitive: 10,139thMost Stationary: 10,246thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,646thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,440thLargest Governments: 15,453rdMost Efficient Economies: 15,566thMost Developed: 15,712thLowest Crime Rates: 16,546thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,948th
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Nudest: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Average: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the region

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