by Max Barry

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Most Stationary: 2ndLargest Populations: 116thMost Cheerful Citizens: 266th
The Holy Empire of
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Population43.386 billion

LeaderEmperor Emmanuel


The Holy Empire of Pogaria is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Emmanuel with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, pith helmet sales, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 43.386 billion Pogarians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

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 3,467 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 79,925 kosses, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

At least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Emperor Emmanuel's wardrobe, designer truncheons are the latest law enforcement fashion craze, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene, and the nation's smallest phoenixball teams trade draft picks for a free lunch. 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 303,264th in the world and 11th in The Empire for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 16.47 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Most Stationary: 2ndLargest Populations: 116thMost Cheerful Citizens: 266thBest Weather: 282ndMost Pacifist: 343rdMost Beautiful Environments: 394thSafest: 420thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 534thNicest Citizens: 585thHighest Average Tax Rates: 600thLowest Crime Rates: 621stMost Compassionate Citizens: 675thLargest Governments: 1,005thHealthiest Citizens: 1,071stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,524thMost Cultured: 1,545thMost Devout: 1,708thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,850thHighest Food Quality: 1,855thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,122ndSmartest Citizens: 2,269thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,313thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,020thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,066thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,603rdMost Inclusive: 4,791stHighest Economic Output: 5,027thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,205thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,448thMost Influential: 5,946thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,443rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,645thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,065thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 15,769thMost Income Equality: 17,490thHighest Poor Incomes: 25,559th
Most Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pogaria was endorsed by The Confederate States of Radish City.
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend A Leaf on the Wind".
  • : Pogaria approved the World Assembly proposal "Condemn Baggieland".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Press Freedoms".
  • : Pogaria approved the World Assembly proposal "Commend A Leaf on the Wind".
  • : Pogaria approved the World Assembly proposal "Psychiatric Care Act".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Mokastana".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Addiction".
  • : Pogaria approved the World Assembly proposal "Legal Equality Act".
  • : Pogaria approved the World Assembly proposal "Action on Period Poverty".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 3 » Very totally free, Heruho Japan, and Radish City.
WA update pending: Nation has 2 verified endorsements.