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Most Secular: 240th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 590th Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,043rd
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The Anathema

Population8.403 billion

CapitalDemus
Leaderthe Emperor

CurrencyThrone Gelt
AnimalThunder Wolf

The Empire of The Anathema is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by the Emperor with an iron fist, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 8.403 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 receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Demus. The average income tax rate is 41.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Anatheman economy, worth a remarkable 2,323 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 common. Average income is an amazing 276,502 Throne Gelts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

The arms industry is strictly regulated, the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks, the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments, and the government's fruit business reeks of rotting produce and corruption. 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 1,331st in the world and 4th in Wintreath for Healthiest Citizens, with 28.73 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

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Most Secular: 240thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 590thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,043rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,059thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,235thHealthiest Citizens: 1,331stMost Developed: 1,406thMost Influential: 1,483rdBest Weather: 1,496thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 1,807thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,873rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,909thHighest Average Incomes: 1,946thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,037thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,048thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,229thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,302ndLongest Average Lifespans: 2,355thLargest Retail Industry: 2,479thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,541stLowest Crime Rates: 2,640thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,869thLargest Black Market: 3,000thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,152ndMost Cultured: 3,936thMost Efficient Economies: 4,326thHighest Economic Output: 4,332ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,704thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,282ndLargest Governments: 6,295thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,381stMost Stationary: 7,799thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 8,523rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,740thMost Pacifist: 12,586thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,504thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,972ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,047th
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Most Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionMost Stationary: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Cultured: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 15th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 17th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 29th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, the government's fruit business reeks of rotting produce and corruption.
  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments.
  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks.
  • : The Anathema was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : The Anathema was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, the arms industry is strictly regulated.
  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, playing an online nation simulation game legally obliges you to buy the creator's latest novel.
  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, grocery stores can be audibly identified by the giggling emerging from them.
  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, prisoners due for execution often use their final statement to complain about soggy bread rolls.
  • : Following new legislation in The Anathema, all tariffs have been abolished.

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