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Most Influential: 1,094th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,314th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,518th
The Purifycatione Mandatus 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

Population2.506 billion

CapitalRavaliér
LeaderMagnificus-Dominus De La Fayette
FaithMandatum Est

CurrencySuperiov
AnimalViper

The Purifycatione Mandatus of Purgatio is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Magnificus-Dominus De La Fayette with an iron fist, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, strictly enforced bedtime, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.506 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 medium-sized, 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 31.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Purgation economy, worth 474 trillion Superiovs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 189,349 Superiovs, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 917,933 per year while the poor average 22,608, a ratio of 40.6 to 1.

A small country is wondering where their capitol building's gold dome went, the poor are forced into bankruptcy by their energy bills, being dead no longer has any benefits, and laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts. 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 64,788th in the world and 368th in Europe for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 70.6 Workforce Participation Rate.

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Most Influential: 1,094thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,314thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,518thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 1,746thMost Avoided: 1,989thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,421stMost Corrupt Governments: 2,630thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,238thLargest Mining Sector: 3,504thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,653rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,839thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,953rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,376thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,537thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,200thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,268thLargest Black Market: 5,570thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,449thHighest Average Incomes: 6,645thMost Secular: 7,467thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 8,240thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,267thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,818thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,886thMost Efficient Economies: 9,960thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,267thSmartest Citizens: 12,386thHealthiest Citizens: 13,942nd
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 16th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 22nd in the regionMost Avoided: 22nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 25th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 25th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 29th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 31st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 32nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 33rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 36th in the regionLargest Black Market: 37th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 39th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 48th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 49th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 56th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 67th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 77th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 78th in the regionMost Extreme: 84th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 92nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 95th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Purgatio voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy".
  • : Purgatio voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend the Rejected Realms".
  • : Purgatio's influence in Europe rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Purgatio endorsed The Constitutional Monarchy of New Denizland.
  • : Purgatio was endorsed by The Constitutional Monarchy of New Denizland.
  • : Following new legislation in Purgatio, laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts.
  • : Following new legislation in Purgatio, being dead no longer has any benefits.
  • : Following new legislation in Purgatio, the poor are forced into bankruptcy by their energy bills.
  • : Following new legislation in Purgatio, a small country is wondering where their capitol building's gold dome went.
  • : Following new legislation in Purgatio, a cyber-war between file sharers and the music industry formats hard drives across the country.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 123 » 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, Neo Tyranis, Lexembourg, Ostermarch, North of Americas, Frahnkzaden, Brakanistan, Regnum Italiae, Rouvenor, The Imperial Shannon, North Wildmark, Einswenn, Outer Sparta, Lovisa, GanymedEuropa, Unionist Mercia, Saiwania, Eritei, Suomessa, Picuros, Pazano, and 73 others.British Norklon, The Scheldt, Europe a Nation, Dizgovzy, Tarraconense, Super Happy Land, HYDRA-Russian Empire, Kaspinia, Rominton, Eastern Greenlands, New Courania, Fauzjhia, Greifenburg, Greate San Marino, Caoripp, Unico Republic, Nastror, Alympian Kingdom, Galway-Dublin, Bohomo, JimBrownland, Umeria, Monkistan, Libertyca, Milfgaerd, North Richland, Soviet Krussia, Quentenia, Belmoren, Tigyland, Aragonja, Dorpz, Baycanistan, South St Maarten, Dauershire, New Touraine, Scandimerica, Maritzal, Wessex and Cornwall, Brittany Normandy Aquitaine, Lurraterra, The Ivory Tower of Academia, New Rickiland, Caustralia, Vielmania, Mickey-Mouse, Gr4nd3nia, The Mongol Plain, Imperium Malignis, Bavania, Cytadela, The Champions League, Ministanopolis, Rivierenland, Yoannes, Leszno, Gluros, Gutenburg, Boldia, Victora, Death Bat, Bolger, Potus Branada, British Tegon Der, Southern Catholics, Serdea, Red Matter, Argino, United Islands of Pug Nation, Alba-Nord, Parliamentary Laramidia, Thracia and Crimea, and New Denizland.

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