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Most Influential: 604thLargest Insurance Industry: 770thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 781st
The Royaume de Nettoyage of
Corporate Police State
La Solution Finale Pour Une Société Sans Faille!
Magnificus-Dominus De La Fayette
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Purgatio

Population3.373 billion

CapitalRavaliér
LeaderMagnificus-Dominus De La Fayette
FaithMandatum Est

CurrencyÉlite
AnimalViper

The Royaume de Nettoyage of Purgatio is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Magnificus-Dominus De La Fayette with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, ubiquitous missile silos, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.373 billion Purgations are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ravaliér. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 26.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Purgation economy, worth 760 trillion Élites a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 225,452 Élites, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,808,483 per year while the poor average 6,505, a ratio of 278 to 1.

Children usually cry on their first day of school, becoming a missionary is a sure-fire route to martyrdom, beating enemies to death with a baseball bat is legal if done within nine innings, and Magnificus-Dominus De La Fayette has declared a weed sticking through a crack in the sidewalk to be the nation's newest green space. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded 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 5,352nd in the world and 88th in Europe for Most Secular, with 97.59 Atheism Rate.

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Most Influential: 604thLargest Insurance Industry: 770thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 781stLargest Retail Industry: 928thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 956thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,262ndMost Avoided: 1,532ndTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 1,960thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,285thLargest Mining Sector: 2,459thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,495thMost Efficient Economies: 3,223rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,486thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,715thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,824thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,889thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,284thHighest Average Incomes: 4,311thLargest Black Market: 5,201stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,324thMost Secular: 5,352ndMost Subsidized Industry: 5,711thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,854thLowest Crime Rates: 6,464thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,464thMost Developed: 7,886thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 9,820thLargest Governments: 11,587thMost Pro-Market: 12,324thRudest Citizens: 15,654th
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10th in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 15th in the regionMost Avoided: 20th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 24th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 26th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 26th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 30th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 33rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 35th in the regionLargest Black Market: 36th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 46th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 46th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 49th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 58th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 63rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 69th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 69th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 69th in the regionMost Extreme: 75th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 78th in the regionMost Secular: 88th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 95th in the regionMost Influential: 98th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 103rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Purgatio, Magnificus-Dominus De La Fayette has declared a weed sticking through a crack in the sidewalk to be the nation's newest green space.
  • : Following new legislation in Purgatio, beating enemies to death with a baseball bat is legal if done within nine innings.
  • : Following new legislation in Purgatio, becoming a missionary is a sure-fire route to martyrdom.
  • : Following new legislation in Purgatio, children usually cry on their first day of school.
  • : Following new legislation in Purgatio, it is said that a Purgation woman's work is never done.
  • : Following new legislation in Purgatio, diners regard burgers made from mechanically reclaimed cow protein as "proper meat".
  • : Purgatio endorsed The Suddenly Fairyish Republic of Apabeossie.
  • : Purgatio was endorsed by The Suddenly Fairyish Republic of Apabeossie.
  • : Following new legislation in Purgatio, terrorist videos start by thanking their sponsors.
  • : Purgatio voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Aurelia"".

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 119 » The Seven Provinces, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Saint Domingo, Troltovia, Wombelland, Yahlia, St Scarlett, Ahma, The New Nordic Union, Thracia Republic, Irminsulia, Slavorussia, Dark Matter, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Nardin, Imperium Anglorum, Schultzheim, Alsted, An Clar, Ansington, Northern German Federation, Goldenbourg, Slavonia and Srijem, Germany Third Reich, Slavakino, Great Winminster, Pilipinas and Malaya, Zuid-Limburgia, Feria-Alkaline, Scaguravia, Lexembourg, Ostermarch, North of Americas, Frahnkzaden, Brakanistan, Regnum Italiae, Rouvenor, Einswenn, Outer Sparta, Lovisa, GanymedEuropa, Unionist Mercia, Saiwania, Eritei, Pazano, Dizgovzy, Tarraconense, Super Happy Land, HYDRA-Russian Empire, Kaspinia, and 69 others.Fauzjhia, Greifenburg, Greate San Marino, Unico Republic, Nastror, Alympian Kingdom, Galway-Dublin, Bohomo, Umeria, Monkistan, Libertyca, Milfgaerd, Soviet Krussia, Quentenia, Belmoren, Tigyland, Aragonja, Dorpz, Baycanistan, South St Maarten, Dauershire, New Touraine, Maritzal, Wessex and Cornwall, The Ivory Tower of Academia, New Rickiland, Caustralia, Vielmania, Mickey-Mouse, Gr4nd3nia, The Mongol Plain, Imperium Malignis, Cytadela, The Champions League, Ministanopolis, Rivierenland, Yoannes, Leszno, Boldia, Death Bat, Bolger, Serdea, Thracia and Crimea, New Denizland, Kargasok, Jim the Baptist, Hameed, Fubuda, Caescadia, Novabritannia, Cyrothica, Felhaven, Republic of Satherland, Estonesia, Leranditale, Beauprix, Friemenn, Nevelja, Ayatheera, Alienage, Kenmoria WA Mission, The Kingdom of Denmark, Eski, Pyrithos, Socialist Balkans, Conservative American Republican States, Birdopiane, Bahnhofstrasse, and Apabeossie.

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