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Nudest: 1,361st Most Devout: 1,564th Largest Black Market: 2,333rd
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The Allied States of New Edom is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by King Elijah and Queen Mara with an even hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, sprawling nuclear power plants, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 13.92 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 77.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Edomian economy, worth a remarkable 1,658 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 119,176 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 15,246th in the world and 8th in The Cornellian Empire for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 97.79 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Nudest: 1,361stTop
Most Devout: 1,564thLargest Black Market: 2,333rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,766thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,091stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,715thMost Influential: 5,434thHighest Economic Output: 5,659thMost Cultured: 6,230thLargest Populations: 7,372ndTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 8,572ndMost Primitive: 8,640thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,086thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,090thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,472ndMost Stationary: 9,610thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,666thLargest Governments: 14,481stMost Developed: 14,672ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,095th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Average: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the region

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