by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 1,138thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,761stMost Secular: 3,416th
The Celestial Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Duty. Discipline. Devotion.
God Emperor
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.33 billion

CapitalHoly Terra
LeaderGod Emperor
FaithImperial Cult

AnimalNight Fury

The Celestial Empire of Phello is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by God Emperor with an iron fist, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, aversion to nipples, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.33 billion Imperials are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Administration, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Holy Terra. The average income tax rate is 91.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Imperial economy, worth 907 trillion Denarii a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 209,686 Denarii, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Toddlers are wielding machine guns in the name of national defense, corrupt industrial practices are spreading like a plague, vital intelligence-gathering activities are put on hold as agents return home for seduction training and advanced poker instruction, and scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Phello's national animal is the Night Fury, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Imperial Cult.

Phello is ranked 176,034th in the world and 420th in 10000 Islands for Most Pro-Market, scoring 39.22 on the Rand Index.

Most Influential: 1,138thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,761stTop
Most Secular: 3,416thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,616thLowest Crime Rates: 5,335thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,706thMost Developed: 5,983rdHighest Poor Incomes: 6,031stMost Patriotic: 6,059thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,255thLargest Governments: 6,549thHealthiest Citizens: 7,073rdMost Efficient Economies: 7,248thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,502ndMost Conservative: 7,651stSmartest Citizens: 8,243rdHighest Average Incomes: 8,259thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,468thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,984thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,414thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,762ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,859thMost Cultured: 10,419thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,429thMost Authoritarian: 11,542ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,950thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,999thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,869thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,897thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,271stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,447thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,492ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,800thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,695thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,656thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,411thHighest Food Quality: 17,852ndLargest Black Market: 18,109thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,570thLargest Mining Sector: 21,896thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 24,519thLargest Insurance Industry: 27,950th
Most Conservative: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 43rd in the regionTop
Most Patriotic: 50th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 52nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 60th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 60th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 60th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 61st in the regionMost Secular: 62nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 63rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 73rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 82nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 83rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 83rd in the regionMost Extreme: 86th in the regionLargest Black Market: 87th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 89th in the region

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