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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,807thMost Devout: 3,506thMost Influential: 5,286th
The Theocracy of
Psychotic Dictatorship
From Ashes to Cinders
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Developing
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Saint Cinder

Population561 million

CapitalSic Mundus Creatus Est

CurrencyBlessings
AnimalThe Great Auk

The Theocracy of Saint Cinder is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its closed borders, triple-decker prams, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 561 million 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, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Spirituality, and Administration are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sic Mundus Creatus Est. The average income tax rate is 82.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Saint Cinderian economy, worth 24.1 trillion Blessings a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 43,020 Blessings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Unemployed mercenaries drift the country looking for new careers, family trees become bare as entire branches are lopped off, extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals, and corporate lawyers are joyfully combing through the new tax code for any new loopholes for their clients. 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 is also the nation's favorite main course.

Saint Cinder is ranked 25,150th in the world and 875th in the South Pacific for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,284.82 Tourists Per Hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,807thMost Devout: 3,506thMost Influential: 5,286thMost Authoritarian: 8,126thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,699thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,854thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,631stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,591stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,610thBest Weather: 14,713thMost Cultured: 14,828thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,885thMost Conservative: 21,912th
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Most Devout: 82nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 294th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 370th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 379th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 401st in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 434th in the regionMost Cultured: 438th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 474th in the regionBest Weather: 508th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 511th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 521st in the regionMost Influential: 570th in the regionLargest Black Market: 678th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 689th in the regionLargest Governments: 726th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 729th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 745th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 775th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 847th in the region

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