by Max Barry

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Most Devout: 1,155th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,875th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,229th
The Red Holy Catholic Division of
Father Knows Best State
Deus Unus Me Iudicare Potest
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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The Red Holy Catholic Division of The New Temple Knights is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Lord Knight John Peter with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, prohibition of alcohol, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 22.425 billion Knights 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Templarcardia. The average income tax rate is 80.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The A New Temple Knightsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,387 trillion Ords a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 61,861 Ords, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

The number of judges has tripled in recent months, there is an abondance of ackawi and zartschmelzend in every A New Temple Knightsian grocery store, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets, and criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The New Temple Knights's national animal is the Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

The New Temple Knights is ranked 67,936th in the world and 5th in Vatican II for Most Income Equality, scoring 39.19 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most Devout: 1,155thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,875thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,229thMost Primitive: 2,309thLargest Populations: 2,599thMost Influential: 3,588thBest Weather: 3,971stMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,091stNicest Citizens: 5,424thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,278thLowest Crime Rates: 6,296thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,651stHighest Economic Output: 6,949thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,158thMost Stationary: 7,325thMost Ignorant Citizens: 7,547thMost Cultured: 8,636thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 10,195thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,747thSafest: 12,760thHealthiest Citizens: 13,391stHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,389thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,755th

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