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Most Devout: 4,100th Most Cheerful Citizens: 9,623rd Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,630th
The Holy Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Nihil Sine Deo
Kaiser Wilhelm von Wermarn-Arnburg
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population10.808 billion

LeaderKaiser Wilhelm von Wermarn-Arnburg

CurrencyPound Sterling

The Holy Empire of Selven is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Kaiser Wilhelm von Wermarn-Arnburg with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, national health service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 10.808 billion Bunische are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Selvensburg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 68.7%.

The powerhouse Selvenian economy, worth 819 trillion Pound Sterlings a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Tourism, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 75,786 Pound Sterlings, with the richest citizens earning 6.4 times as much as the poorest.

No-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium, baby boys who pick up pink crayons are sent to a psychiatric ward, the nation is currently revamping its entire education system, and the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Selven's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Protestantism.

Selven is ranked 49,491st in the world and 10th in The Holy Reich of Bunicken for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 3,546.21 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most Devout: 4,100thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 9,623rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,630thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,837thHealthiest Citizens: 13,164thLargest Black Market: 13,540thBest Weather: 14,275thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,102ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,531stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,581stHighest Economic Output: 17,276th
Nicest Citizens: 1st in the region

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