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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,527th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,097th Highest Economic Output: 2,371st
The Holy Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Independence breeds chaos. Submit and be strong.
Influence
Handshaker
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Order of Takhisis

Population18.571 billion

CapitalNeraka
LeaderEmpress Nain De'Wyren
FaithThe Dark Lady

CurrencyKyr
AnimalMaesael

The Holy Empire of The Order of Takhisis is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Empress Nain De'Wyren with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, ritual sacrifices, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 18.571 billion Takhisians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neraka. The average income tax rate is 73.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Order of Takhisisian economy, worth a remarkable 3,795 trillion Kyrs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 204,374 Kyrs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Burial ceremonies have become as routinised as tax forms, advertisements read like science journal articles complete with extensive references, politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech, and conscripts often volunteer for a second tour of duty so they can get a ticket to next year's Army Revue. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Order of Takhisis's national animal is the Maesael, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Dark Lady.

The Order of Takhisis is ranked 46,191st in the world and 12th in The Forgotten Lands for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 2,833.84 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,527thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,097thHighest Economic Output: 2,371stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,911thLargest Mining Sector: 4,142ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,628thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,899thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,172ndHighest Average Incomes: 5,347thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,440thLargest Populations: 6,219thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,376thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,505thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,897thLargest Governments: 6,954thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,115thLargest Retail Industry: 7,185thMost Avoided: 7,605thLowest Crime Rates: 8,125thTop
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Most Devout: 8,826thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,458thMost Cultured: 9,495thMost Stationary: 9,523rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,305thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,120thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,239thSmartest Citizens: 13,690thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,514th
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the region

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