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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 240thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 330thMost Influential: 333rd
The Royaume de Nettoyage of
Compulsory Consumerist State
La Solution Finale Pour Une Société Sans Faille!
Magnificus-Dominus De La Fayette
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Purgatio

Population4.668 billion

CapitalRavaliér
LeaderMagnificus-Dominus De La Fayette
FaithMandatum Est

CurrencyÉlite
AnimalViper

The Royaume de Nettoyage of Purgatio is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Magnificus-Dominus De La Fayette with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, digital currency, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.668 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 relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized 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 25.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Purgation economy, worth a remarkable 1,304 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 279,434 Élites, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,579,358 per year while the poor average 3,001, a ratio of 859 to 1.

It's often raining men (hallelujah) in Ravaliér, playing an online nation simulation game legally obliges you to buy the creator's latest novel, there's a mortuary next to every Purgation restaurant, and citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens. 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 14,427th in the world and 15th in Europe for Most Pro-Market, scoring 86.44 on the Rand Index.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 240thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 330thMost Influential: 333rdLargest Retail Industry: 371stLargest Insurance Industry: 652ndMost Avoided: 920thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,214thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,334thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,395thMost Efficient Economies: 1,548thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,573rdLargest Mining Sector: 1,800thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,865thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,440thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,630thRudest Citizens: 2,647thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,666thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,866thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,976thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,031stMost Subsidized Industry: 3,217thLowest Crime Rates: 3,989thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,353rdLargest Black Market: 4,425thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,642ndFattest Citizens: 5,010thSmartest Citizens: 5,390thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,560thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,226thLargest Governments: 7,108thMost Secular: 7,157thMost Developed: 8,875thTop
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Most Cultured: 12,097thHighest Economic Output: 12,490thMost Pro-Market: 14,427thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,093rdLargest Publishing Industry: 18,054th
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 12th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 15th in the regionMost Avoided: 16th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 21st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 22nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 23rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 27th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 29th in the regionLargest Black Market: 30th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 34th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 37th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 39th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 39th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 41st in the regionFattest Citizens: 44th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 44th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 44th in the regionRudest Citizens: 45th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 46th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 48th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 48th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 55th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 65th in the regionMost Influential: 69th in the regionMost Secular: 91st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 101st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Purgatio voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
  • : Purgatio voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Blood Sports".
  • : Purgatio was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Purgatio voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Identification Tag Act"".
  • : Purgatio voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Identification Tag Act"".
  • : Purgatio endorsed The Constitutional Monarchy of Pontus and Trebizond.
  • : Purgatio was endorsed by The Constitutional Monarchy of Pontus and Trebizond.
  • : Following new legislation in Purgatio, citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens.
  • : Following new legislation in Purgatio, there's a mortuary next to every Purgation restaurant.
  • : Following new legislation in Purgatio, playing an online nation simulation game legally obliges you to buy the creator's latest novel.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 152 » 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, Alsted, An Clar, Ansington, Northern German Federation, Goldenbourg, Slavonia and Srijem, Germany Third Reich, Pilipinas and Malaya, Feria-Alkaline, Lexembourg, Ostermarch, North of Americas, Brakanistan, Regnum Italiae, Rouvenor, Einswenn, Outer Sparta, Lovisa, GanymedEuropa, Saiwania, Eritei, Pazano, Super Happy Land, HYDRA-Russian Empire, Kaspinia, Greate San Marino, Alympian Kingdom, Galway-Dublin, Bohomo, Umeria, Monkistan, Libertyca, Milfgaerd, Soviet Krussia, and 102 others.Quentenia, Belmoren, Aragonja, Dorpz, Baycanistan, South St Maarten, Dauershire, New Touraine, Maritzal, Wessex and Cornwall, The Ivory Tower of Academia, New Rickiland, The Mongol Plain, Imperium Malignis, Cytadela, The Champions League, Yoannes, Leszno, Boldia, Death Bat, Thracia and Crimea, Jim the Baptist, Republic of Satherland, Estonesia, Leranditale, Beauprix, Nevelja, Kenmoria WA Mission, Socialist Balkans, Bahnhofstrasse, Apabeossie, Mantcor, Parliamentary Laramidia, British Norklon, Supcotia, Litalia Vala, The Scandinavian Realm, Nea Europa, Pydrus, Chefactastyan, Weltbeherrschung, Volara, Soviet Taoistan, Falvaard, Bluenstein, British Alban, Carphelia, Viciebskaja, Chioganah, Toaddia, Bombastion, Cassaracen, Monte Naranja, The Kingdom of Denmark, Aslicuria, Ukraba, Candavia, Holy Northern Greenland, Belgique et France, Kardjali, Far Lim Ter, Carignanum, Domton, Romana Imperium de Italia, Free Furentenia, Elisabethshagen, Greater Albaina, Egyptian Mamluk Sultanate, German Bismarck Republic, Svarte Tarnet, NEW UDS, Cre Alworkez, Popaholick, New Vorarlberg, Stukilo, MFG R, Gingera, Sagral, Daneforth, Navence, Mallesia, Stromia, Lumitauka, Novo Portugal, Neuchateau, Cockcephia, Old Katy, Sicilian Imperial-Capitalist Empire, Walfo, Porury, Lord Sapre, Rijland, Juties, The Fair Republic, Enway, The Greater Eastern Republic, Shagolaa, Kanokla, Puhja, Sienkahn, Elitestland, and Pontus and Trebizond.

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