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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 793rdMost Devout: 974thMost Influential: 1,767th
The Secular Province of
Iron Fist Consumerists
MAKING MOTHER OF ALL OMELETTES HERE
Governor Abdollah
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Holy Rat

Population4.104 billion

CapitalRatome
LeaderGovernor Abdollah
FaithDe Jure Secular De Facto Ratholicism

CurrencyLafari Zaid
AnimalRat

The Secular Province of The Holy Rat is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Governor Abdollah with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, enslaved workforce, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.104 billion Lafarians 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ratome. The average income tax rate is 83.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Lafarian economy, worth 535 trillion Lafari Zaids a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 130,362 Lafari Zaids, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

The state pays for care of easily preventable illnesses, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, withdrawal of support for drug addicts is leaving many with cold sweats, and family bonding sessions are considered immoral and are banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Holy Rat's national animal is the Rat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is De Jure Secular De Facto Ratholicism.

The Holy Rat is ranked 165,660th in the world and 3,005th in The East Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 907.89 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 793rdMost Devout: 974thMost Influential: 1,767thMost Primitive: 2,485thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 5,471stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,669thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,135thMost Patriotic: 7,882ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,260thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,562ndMost Authoritarian: 10,721stLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,959thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,377thLowest Crime Rates: 12,613thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,713thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,801stMost Corrupt Governments: 13,022ndTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 15,196thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,768thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,134thMost Conservative: 16,946thLargest Black Market: 18,454thHealthiest Citizens: 20,714thMost Developed: 21,410thLargest Governments: 21,515thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,221stLargest Welfare Programs: 24,289thMost Advanced Public Education: 26,344th
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Most Devout: 19th in the regionTop
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Most Primitive: 50th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 57th in the regionMost Influential: 58th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 64th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 64th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 138th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 143rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 151st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 166th in the regionLargest Black Market: 168th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 176th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 192nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 196th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 248th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 259th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 296th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 304th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 339th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 352nd in the regionMost Conservative: 387th in the regionLargest Governments: 416th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 424th in the regionMost Extreme: 482nd in the region

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