by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 127thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 179thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 419th
The Royaume du Nettoyage of
Compulsory Consumerist State
La Solution Finale Pour Une Société Sans Faille!
Magnificus-Dominus De La Fayette
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population8.664 billion

LeaderMagnificus-Dominus De La Fayette
FaithMandatum Est


The Royaume du Nettoyage of Purgatio is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Magnificus-Dominus De La Fayette with an iron fist, and renowned for its digital currency, public floggings, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.664 billion Purgations are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ravaliér. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Purgation economy, worth a remarkable 2,092 trillion Élites a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 241,536 Élites, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,232,989 per year while the poor average 2,549, a ratio of 876 to 1.

Titles of nobility are packaged with Purgation citizenship in invite-only auctions, the canal flows through the land like a twisty turny thing, bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls, and patriots insist that size does matter. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Purgatio's national animal is the Viper, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Mandatum Est.

Purgatio is ranked 1,157th in the world and 7th in Europe for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 249.93 on the Hayek Index.

Most Influential: 127thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 179thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 419thLargest Retail Industry: 583rdLargest Insurance Industry: 637thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,095thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,157thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,305thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,370thRudest Citizens: 1,416thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,529thMost Avoided: 2,101stLargest Mining Sector: 2,474thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,605thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,122ndFattest Citizens: 3,468thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,953rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,114thHighest Average Incomes: 4,351stMost Efficient Economies: 4,928thMost Secular: 5,038thSmartest Citizens: 6,596thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,788thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,318thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,742ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,872ndHighest Economic Output: 9,007thMost Cultured: 11,775thLowest Crime Rates: 11,984thTop
Most Stationary: 14,967thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,626thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,294thLargest Governments: 19,577thMost Developed: 19,852ndLargest Publishing Industry: 20,169thMost Patriotic: 22,627thMost Pro-Market: 24,241stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 26,094thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 27,149th
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 10th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionMost Avoided: 17th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 21st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 24th in the regionRudest Citizens: 26th in the regionFattest Citizens: 27th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 32nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 49th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 52nd in the regionMost Influential: 54th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 59th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 63rd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 66th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 68th in the regionMost Secular: 85th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 89th in the regionMost Stationary: 93rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 100th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 104th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 104th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 110th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 118th in the regionLargest Black Market: 120th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Purgatio was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Patriotic and Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Purgatio, patriots insist that size does matter.
  • : Following new legislation in Purgatio, bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls.
  • : Purgatio was endorsed by The Dictatorship of The Orwell Society.
  • : Purgatio voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Confederacy of Layem".
  • : Following new legislation in Purgatio, the canal flows through the land like a twisty turny thing.
  • : Following new legislation in Purgatio, titles of nobility are packaged with Purgation citizenship in invite-only auctions.
  • : Following new legislation in Purgatio, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Purgatio, government police forces protect public schools from the threat of protest.
  • : Following new legislation in Purgatio, immigrants who don't like the taste of Purgation Turnip Chips are immediately deported.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 152 » The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Saint Domingo, Wombelland, Yahlia, St Scarlett, The New Nordic Union, Thracia Republic, Irminsulia, Dark Matter, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Nardin, Imperium Anglorum, Alsted, An Clar, Northern German Federation, Pilipinas and Malaya, Feria-Alkaline, Lexembourg, Ostermarch, North of Americas, Brakanistan, Regnum Italiae, Outer Sparta, Lovisa, GanymedEuropa, Eritei, Super Happy Land, Alympian Kingdom, Galway-Dublin, Umeria, Monkistan, Quentenia, Belmoren, South St Maarten, Dauershire, Maritzal, Leszno, Boldia, Thracia and Crimea, Jim the Baptist, Republic of Satherland, Leranditale, Nevelja, Parliamentary Laramidia, British Norklon, Supcotia, The Scandinavian Realm, Nea Europa, Weltbeherrschung, Falvaard, and 102 others.Chioganah, Monte Naranja, Kardjali, Carignanum, Elisabethshagen, Svarte Tarnet, Popaholick, Walfo, Lord Sapre, The Greater Eastern Republic, Ausvelt, The Champions League, Invernessia, Chronus, Someseni, Savinecross, Greater Albaina, Northwest Isles, Grodisze, The Seven Provinces, Canovium, Jahass, The Reunited Yugoslavs, Meropis, Apabeossie, The States of Texas and Arkansas, Epistimi Evimeria, Greater Icelandia, Trixeland, Kanokla, Estellan, Old World Order, Valtrona, Zarulia, Eco-Paris Reformation, Mynox, Asparagusia, Othenhiem, Nova Babilonia, Corsovica, Zulrich, Gliesetonia, Anglo-Francios, Koenskyte, New Eestiball, Maalat, Khuravia, East Kirea, Estonesia, Robbonia, Brittany Normandy Aquitaine, Trisikistan, Elania Kingdom, Eppur, Theat ble Asialica, Europe a Nation, Noristoniaka, Fanadia, Nomaida, West Atone, Soclania, Aroale, Broabant, Dipretorian, Sicheslav, Ombran, Balante, Janart, Mojuatafurertopeopir, Girvage, Panversia, The Federal States of Ezasao, Furries Anonymous, Vinesauceia, Schiltia, Newex Nov Can, Belvanski, The New Mexican Confederation, Aingard, Thebeytopia, Berlin and Hanover, Ceplon, Rary, Angion, Why are we hear, Agausia, United States of Russia1, Dervenland, MEoW-mEoW-mIa, Arsenial, Dabarastan, Felhaven, Heplon, Gorzi, The Italian Peninsulla, Caescadia, Yazakhvanian Empire, New Vorarlberg, Nuweland, Corsoaua, Gotho, and The Orwell Society.