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Most Rebellious Youth: 316thHighest Economic Output: 621stLargest Publishing Industry: 743rd
The Greater Holy Empire of
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Tagmatium

Population35.89 billion

CapitalTagmatika
LeaderHoly Emperor Kommodos III
FaithThe Enlightened Aroman Church

CurrencyHyperpyron Nomisma
AnimalLeopard

The Greater Holy Empire of Tagmatium is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Holy Emperor Kommodos III with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 35.89 billion Tagmatines 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 medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tagmatika. The average income tax rate is 84.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Tagmatine economy, worth a remarkable 9,080 trillion Hyperpyron Nomismata a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Tourism, Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 253,005 Hyperpyron Nomismata, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nobody looks each other in the eye at neighborhood block parties any more, soldiers are issued comics about superheroes punching unflattering caricatures of their enemies, attempts to inform people about their unclaimed property are often mistaken for telephone scams, and there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tagmatium's national animal is the Leopard, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Enlightened Aroman Church.

Tagmatium is ranked 181,925th in the world and 174th in Eurth for Most Primitive, scoring -102.07 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 316thHighest Economic Output: 621stLargest Publishing Industry: 743rdMost Devout: 785thLargest Black Market: 792ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 807thHighest Poor Incomes: 878thLargest Populations: 1,084thHealthiest Citizens: 1,140thBest Weather: 1,324thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,416thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 3,433rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,449thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,799thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,685thMost Developed: 5,138thLargest Governments: 5,170thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,344thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,393rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,460thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,465thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,005thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,132ndNicest Citizens: 6,296thSmartest Citizens: 6,585thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,127thMost Efficient Economies: 7,389thHighest Food Quality: 7,548thMost Income Equality: 7,694thLowest Crime Rates: 7,797thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,054thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,169thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,429thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,430thMost Cultured: 10,637thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,449thTop
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Most Patriotic: 12,185thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,272ndMost Advanced Public Education: 12,568thMost Authoritarian: 14,202ndLargest Mining Sector: 14,382ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,501stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,219thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22,802nd
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Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionMost Cultured: 15th in the regionMost Patriotic: 15th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 20th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 21st in the region

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