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Most Secular: 262nd Largest Cheese Export Sector: 568th Largest Agricultural Sector: 677th
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The Anathema

Population6.954 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 digital currency, otherworldly petting zoo, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 6.954 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 are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Demus. The average income tax rate is 23.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Anatheman economy, worth a remarkable 1,873 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 frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 269,397 Throne Gelts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Formula One cars in The Anathema boast 56 miles per gallon, former arms manufacturing CEOs are now delivering food for minimum wage, people faint regularly as they get stuck with compulsory vaccinations, and The Anathema's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas. 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 30,816th in the world and 35th in Wintreath for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 3,932.97 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Secular: 262ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 568thLargest Agricultural Sector: 677thLargest Information Technology Sector: 984thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,070thMost Influential: 1,348thHealthiest Citizens: 1,468thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,654thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,667thTop
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Most Developed: 1,776thHighest Average Incomes: 1,925thBest Weather: 1,960thSmartest Citizens: 2,026thLargest Retail Industry: 2,161stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,448thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,467thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,554thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,622ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,685thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,827thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,913thLargest Black Market: 3,138thLowest Crime Rates: 3,154thMost Cultured: 4,014thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,338thMost Efficient Economies: 4,658thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,029thHighest Economic Output: 5,282ndLargest Governments: 7,892ndMost Advanced Public Education: 8,383rdTop
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Most Stationary: 8,978thMost Pacifist: 10,002ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,150thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,873rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,578th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 13th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 22nd in the regionLargest Governments: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, The Anathema's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas.
  • : The Anathema was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education and the Top 10% for Most Pacifist.
  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, people faint regularly as they get stuck with compulsory vaccinations.
  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, former arms manufacturing CEOs are now delivering food for minimum wage.
  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, Formula One cars in The Anathema boast 56 miles per gallon.
  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, loans are available for students from poor families.
  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, crossbow bolts fill the skies if so much as a sparrow flies overhead.
  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly.
  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, a recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father.
  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, 'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office.

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