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Most Stationary: 2ndLargest Populations: 118thBest Weather: 235th
The Holy Empire of
Democratic Socialists
Join us or go to hell.
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Population36.56 billion

LeaderEmperor Emmanuel


The Holy Empire of Pogaria is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Emperor Emmanuel with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, hatred of cheese, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 36.56 billion Pogarians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dominion. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but sluggish Pogarian economy, worth a remarkable 2,438 trillion kosses a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 66,698 kosses, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation, the Pogarian delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...", there's a big brother in every prison, and balaclava manufacturers are held criminally culpable for bank heists. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pogaria's national animal is the phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Truthism.

Pogaria is ranked 169,614th in the world and 2nd in The Empire for Most Secular, with 0.99 Atheism Rate.

Most Stationary: 2ndLargest Populations: 118thBest Weather: 235thMost Cheerful Citizens: 260thMost Pacifist: 262ndNicest Citizens: 270thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 297thMost Beautiful Environments: 317thMost Compassionate Citizens: 328thSafest: 370thHighest Average Tax Rates: 489thLowest Crime Rates: 538thLargest Governments: 790thHealthiest Citizens: 804thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,179thMost Cultured: 1,366thMost Devout: 1,455thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 1,825thSmartest Citizens: 1,987thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,645thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,800thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,035thMost Inclusive: 3,782ndMost Influential: 4,874thHighest Economic Output: 5,036thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,545thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,098thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,998thTop
Most Income Equality: 8,840thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,964thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,205thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,616thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,314th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Duxburian Union".
  • : Pogaria lodged a message on the The Empire Regional Message Board.
  • : Pogaria altered its national flag.
  • : Pogaria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc"".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Grays Harbor".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Borrower Rights".
  • : Pogaria instituted Lockdown Zombie Border Control in The Empire.
  • : Pogaria was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies and the Top 10% for Most Dead.
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Promoting Natural Sciences in Schools".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Financial and Economic Education".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: None.

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