by Max Barry

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Most Stationary: 2ndMost Survivors: 19thLargest Populations: 121st
The Holy Empire of
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Pogaria is researching a cure.



Population38.507 billion

LeaderEmperor Emmanuel


The Holy Empire of Pogaria is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor Emmanuel with a fair hand, and notable for its punitive income tax rates, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 38.507 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 2,931 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 76,126 kosses, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The law says that all Pogarians are created equal — no matter how they were created, burning yourself alive is not okay but starving and whipping yourself is fine, the best-of-the-best athletes have been replaced by the best-of-the-mediocre, and the beauty of coastal towns is marred only slightly by all the closed-down storefronts. 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 223,824th in the world and 2nd in The Empire for Most Avoided, scoring 0.17 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Most Stationary: 2ndMost Survivors: 19thLargest Populations: 121stBest Weather: 248thMost Cheerful Citizens: 263rdMost Pacifist: 273rdNicest Citizens: 304thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 331stMost Beautiful Environments: 339thSafest: 356thMost Compassionate Citizens: 372ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 504thLowest Crime Rates: 560thLargest Governments: 845thHealthiest Citizens: 847thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,196thMost Cultured: 1,396thMost Devout: 1,454thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,583rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,016thSmartest Citizens: 2,030thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 2,307thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,792ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,185thMost Inclusive: 4,213thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,331stHighest Economic Output: 4,537thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,871stMost Influential: 5,895thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,182ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,953rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,135thTop
Most Income Equality: 13,657thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,971stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,475thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,166th

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