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Most Secular: 269th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 578th Largest Information Technology Sector: 956th
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State
The Emperor Protects...
Influence
Dealmaker
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Anathema

Population7.875 billion

CapitalDemus
Leaderthe Emperor

CurrencyThrone Gelt
AnimalThunder Wolf

The Empire of The Anathema is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Emperor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, sprawling nuclear power plants, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 7.875 billion Imperials are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Defense, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Spirituality and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Demus. The average income tax rate is 38.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Anatheman economy, worth a remarkable 2,211 trillion Throne Gelts a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 280,871 Throne Gelts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction, pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves, and grade school teachers mark homework with red "CITATION NEEDED" stamps. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The Anathema's national animal is the Thunder Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Anathema is ranked 956th in the world and 2nd in Wintreath for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 62,203.12 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Most Secular: 269thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 578thLargest Information Technology Sector: 956thLargest Agricultural Sector: 980thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,158thHealthiest Citizens: 1,361stMost Developed: 1,365thBest Weather: 1,473rdMost Influential: 1,515thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,634thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 1,780thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,805thSmartest Citizens: 1,868thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,067thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,084thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,204thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,247thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,423rdLargest Retail Industry: 2,482ndLargest Black Market: 2,486thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,586thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,659thLowest Crime Rates: 2,745thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,084thMost Cultured: 4,111thHighest Economic Output: 4,460thMost Efficient Economies: 4,485thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,791stLargest Governments: 6,468thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,739thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,124thMost Stationary: 8,037thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,878thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,908thMost Pacifist: 12,925thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,505thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,703rd
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Stationary: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionLargest Governments: 18th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 19th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 25th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Anathema was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, grade school teachers mark homework with red "CITATION NEEDED" stamps.
  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security.
  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.
  • : The Anathema was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall.
  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, nations across the world are quick to praise the Emperor's good looks and intellectual prowess.
  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, nose plugs are the latest Anatheman fashion accessory.
  • : The Anathema endorsed The Free Land of Doft Nificatopia.

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