by Max Barry

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Most Primitive: 1,541st Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,385th Most Influential: 6,981st
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The Empire of the Clarence

Population1.291 billion


The Fiefdom of The Empire of the Clarence is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its compulsory military service, ban on automobiles, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.291 billion Empire of the Clarenceans 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 Education, Defense, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 45.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Empire of the Clarencean economy, worth 71.6 trillion guilders a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 55,423 guilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail, you need two tenors and a coloratura contralto to sing the national anthem properly, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid, and conversion therapy coupons are a popular present for coming of age ceremonies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Empire of the Clarence's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

The Empire of the Clarence is ranked 118,443rd in the world and 5,774th in The North Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 34.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most Primitive: 1,541stTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,385thMost Influential: 6,981stTop
Most Authoritarian: 10,231stMost Devout: 11,018thMost Conservative: 11,694thMost Ignorant Citizens: 12,426th
Most Primitive: 59th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 512th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 561st in the regionMost Conservative: 638th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 651st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 654th in the region

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