by Max Barry

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Most Stationary: 2ndLargest Populations: 125thBest Weather: 248th
The Holy Empire of
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Population39.871 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 national health service, anti-smoking policies, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 39.871 billion Pogarians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

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 underdeveloped Pogarian economy, worth a remarkable 3,511 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 88,060 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burning yourself alive is not okay but starving and whipping yourself is fine, the best-of-the-best athletes have been replaced by the best-of-the-mediocre, and the beauty of coastal towns is marred only slightly by all the closed-down storefronts.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 38,485th in the world and 1st in The Empire for Most Developed, scoring 70.36 on the Human Development Index.

Most Stationary: 2ndLargest Populations: 125thBest Weather: 248thMost Cheerful Citizens: 259thMost Pacifist: 281stNicest Citizens: 345thMost Beautiful Environments: 348thSafest: 388thMost Compassionate Citizens: 451stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 501stHighest Average Tax Rates: 519thMost Valuable International Artwork: 543rdLowest Crime Rates: 597thLargest Governments: 869thHealthiest Citizens: 880thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,149thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,377thMost Cultured: 1,399thMost Devout: 1,530thHighest Food Quality: 1,565thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,596thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,631stSmartest Citizens: 2,102ndTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 2,802ndMost Advanced Public Education: 2,993rdHighest Economic Output: 3,878thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,217thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,353rdMost Inclusive: 4,672ndMost Influential: 6,000thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,152ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,278thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 15,222ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,816thMost Income Equality: 15,882ndHighest Poor Incomes: 19,029th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pogaria was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Food Quality.
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Prohibition Of Unwarranted Digital Surveillance".
  • : Pogaria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Fairness in Elections".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend HumanSanity".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Imprisoned Youths".
  • : Pogaria set the regional banner of The Empire.
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Safety and Integrity in Conflict Journalism".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Altmoras".
  • : Pogaria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom of dress".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Deadeye Jack".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: None.

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