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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 187thMost Devout: 254thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 341st
The Holy Ecclesiarch of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Back! Await your turn at judgement, heretical ones!
Pope Victor Saltzpyr
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Saint Cinder

Population2.806 billion

CapitalSic Mundus Creatus Est
LeaderPope Victor Saltzpyr
FaithPantheon of Saint Cinder

AnimalThe Great Auk

The Holy Ecclesiarch of Saint Cinder is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Pope Victor Saltzpyr with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, keen interest in outer space, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.806 billion Saint Cinderians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Spirituality, and Administration are also considered important, while Social Policy and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sic Mundus Creatus Est. The average income tax rate is 98.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Saint Cinderian economy, worth 717 trillion Blessings a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 255,614 Blessings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets, soldiers go to war dressed in cassocks and robes, every day at 4am Saint Cinderians wake to pray for the sun to rise, and police pull people off the street for even mentioning the word plane. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Saint Cinder's national animal is the The Great Auk, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Pantheon of Saint Cinder.

Saint Cinder is ranked 247,987th in the world and 8,737th in the South Pacific for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -62 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 187thMost Devout: 254thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 341stMost Patriotic: 353rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 423rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 696thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,558thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,570thMost Armed: 1,846thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,055thMost Influential: 2,253rdTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 2,557thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,632ndLargest Black Market: 2,919thMost Primitive: 3,179thHighest Average Incomes: 3,363rdLowest Crime Rates: 3,372ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,499thLargest Governments: 3,619thMost Cultured: 4,265thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,881stMost Subsidized Industry: 5,521stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,453rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,792ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,881stMost Conservative: 7,050thMost Authoritarian: 8,793rdBest Weather: 9,748thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,933rdTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 13,046thMost Efficient Economies: 13,136thHealthiest Citizens: 20,012th
Most Devout: 7th in the regionMost Patriotic: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 38th in the regionMost Armed: 49th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 57th in the regionLargest Black Market: 58th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 59th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 70th in the regionMost Primitive: 77th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 96th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 98th in the regionLargest Governments: 100th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 107th in the regionMost Cultured: 124th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 126th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 147th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 155th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 211th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 226th in the regionMost Influential: 248th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 271st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 272nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 315th in the regionBest Weather: 345th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 352nd in the regionMost Conservative: 354th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 397th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 460th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 627th in the regionMost Stationary: 769th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 774th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 867th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 878th in the region

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