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Nudest: 831st Most Devout: 1,897th Largest Black Market: 3,930th
The Holy Empire of
Democratic Socialists
You Can't Break a Bundle of Sticks
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Eminence Grise
Founder
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Economy
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New Edom

Population18.823 billion

CapitalFineberg
LeaderKing Elijah and Queen Mara
FaithThe New Edomite Apostolic Church

CurrencyCopper
AnimalGriffon

The Holy Empire of New Edom is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Elijah and Queen Mara with an even hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, enforced nudity, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless, devout population of 18.823 billion New Edomites are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fineberg. The average income tax rate is 82.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Edomian economy, worth a remarkable 2,176 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 frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 115,615 Coppers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Members of Parliament operate under a PAYE scheme, kids building model rockets in their backyard are grounded by Space Agency Rangers, school children are forced to sing the national anthem every morning, and election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes. 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 116,902nd in the world and 22nd in The Cornellian Empire for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 157.98 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Nudest: 831stTop
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Most Devout: 1,897thLargest Black Market: 3,930thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,318thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,083rdMost Cultured: 5,454thHighest Economic Output: 5,530thLargest Populations: 6,043rdMost Influential: 6,045thMost Stationary: 6,402ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,857thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 9,123rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,448thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,902ndHighest Poor Incomes: 10,856thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,432ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,982ndMost Subsidized Industry: 12,361stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,718thLargest Governments: 12,973rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,014thMost Developed: 13,209thBest Weather: 13,472ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,786thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,852ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,517thLowest Crime Rates: 14,846thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,857th
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Nudest: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : New Edom changed the regional password in The Cornellian Empire.
  • : New Edom lodged a message on the The Cornellian Empire Regional Message Board.
  • : New Edom updated the World Factbook entry in The Cornellian Empire.
  • : New Edom changed the regional password in The Cornellian Empire.
  • : Following new legislation in New Edom, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes.
  • : Following new legislation in New Edom, school children are forced to sing the national anthem every morning.
  • : Following new legislation in New Edom, kids building model rockets in their backyard are grounded by Space Agency Rangers.
  • : Following new legislation in New Edom, Members of Parliament operate under a PAYE scheme.
  • : Following new legislation in New Edom, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail.
  • : New Edom was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.

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