by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,072ndMost Influential: 8,025thMost Authoritarian: 9,096th
The Principality of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Might Makes Right
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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The Divine Elephant

Population637 million


The Principality of The Divine Elephant is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its anti-smoking policies, compulsory military service, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 637 million Elephas Maximi 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Spirituality, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 59.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Elephone economy, worth 42.7 trillion Guilders a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 66,990 Guilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, in a desperate bid for cheap airfare Elephas Maximi can be seen jogging in a rubber suit just before flying, politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes, and the combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Divine Elephant's national animal is the Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Divine Elephant is ranked 30,054th in the world and 455th in 10000 Islands for Healthiest Citizens, with 8.22 bananas ingested per day.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,072ndMost Influential: 8,025thMost Authoritarian: 9,096thMost Conservative: 11,430thTop
Best Weather: 14,357thMost Devout: 15,107thSafest: 16,731stMost Beautiful Environments: 19,487thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 23,818thLargest Welfare Programs: 24,168th
Most Conservative: 50th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 50th in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 81st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 118th in the regionMost Devout: 120th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 149th in the region

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