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Most Patriotic: 3,007thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,948thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,791st
The Theocracy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
The Land of the True and Holy
Influence
Dominator
Founder
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Chosen Peoples

Population556 million

CapitalAstral Minor

CurrencyHemlock
AnimalHarpy

The Theocracy of The Chosen Peoples is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its pith helmet sales, enslaved workforce, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 556 million Chosen Peoplesians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Astral Minor. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 72.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Chosen Peoplesian economy, worth 69.0 trillion Hemlocks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 124,087 Hemlocks, with the richest citizens earning 9.4 times as much as the poorest.

Concussed Harpyball players cannot remember their lineup position, attempted suicide is punishable by public hanging, the nation won three wars against Brancaland this weekend, and the relatives of suicide victims tend to be angry rather than sad. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Chosen Peoples's national animal is the Harpy, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Chosen Peoples is ranked 137,433rd in the world and 1st in Theocratic Empire of Empress Astaroth for Most Influential, scoring 102 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most Patriotic: 3,007thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,948thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,791stMost Devout: 6,930thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,444thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,521stLargest Insurance Industry: 9,933rdMost Conservative: 10,393rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,043rdTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 14,674thMost Authoritarian: 14,862ndLowest Crime Rates: 14,923rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,655thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,116thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,358thHealthiest Citizens: 19,103rdMost Developed: 22,083rdHighest Average Incomes: 24,406thLongest Average Lifespans: 24,478thLargest Governments: 25,188thLargest Black Market: 25,363rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 25,445th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Chosen Peoples, the relatives of suicide victims tend to be angry rather than sad.
  • : Following new legislation in The Chosen Peoples, the nation won three wars against Brancaland this weekend.
  • : Following new legislation in The Chosen Peoples, attempted suicide is punishable by public hanging.
  • : Following new legislation in The Chosen Peoples, concussed Harpyball players cannot remember their lineup position.
  • : The Chosen Peoples was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Following new legislation in The Chosen Peoples, the nation is renowned abroad for its love of blood and guts.
  • : Following new legislation in The Chosen Peoples, a new apartment is worth a thousand betrayals.
  • : Following new legislation in The Chosen Peoples, the term "Native Chosen Peoplesian" has been redefined as anyone with the same skin color as the majority.
  • : Following new legislation in The Chosen Peoples, theatre may or may not be changing for the better but it is being changed for good.
  • : Following new legislation in The Chosen Peoples, male med students learning female anatomy do so with their eyes tightly closed.

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