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Most Advanced Public Education: 521stLargest Information Technology Sector: 844thMost Cultured: 849th
The Holy Empire of
Father Knows Best State
The Veil of reality shall be lifted
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Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Red Cult

Population5.458 billion

CapitalRubrum
LeaderThe Red Priest
FaithCarnelian

Currencysoul
AnimalUnspeakable

The Holy Empire of The Red Cult is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by The Red Priest with an iron fist, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, otherworldly petting zoo, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 5.458 billion Red Cultists 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 large, corrupt government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rubrum. The average income tax rate is 97.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Red Cultian economy, worth a remarkable 1,396 trillion souls a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Tourism. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 255,948 souls, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Access to the woods is only granted to those who bring a small shrubbery, an opal a day keeps the negative thoughts at bay, the Red Cultian delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...", and the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Red Cult's national animal is the Unspeakable, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Carnelian.

The Red Cult is ranked 243,351st in the world and 5,898th in the Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -687.71 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most Advanced Public Education: 521stLargest Information Technology Sector: 844thMost Cultured: 849thLargest Publishing Industry: 936thMost Beautiful Environments: 966thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,002ndSmartest Citizens: 1,123rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,344thMost Inclusive: 1,394thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,433rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,719thMost Developed: 2,134thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,608thLargest Governments: 2,662ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,767thHighest Average Incomes: 3,274thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,081stMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,096thLargest Black Market: 4,182ndRudest Citizens: 4,932ndBest Weather: 5,162ndMost Corrupt Governments: 5,597thMost Efficient Economies: 6,259thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,734thLowest Crime Rates: 6,829thHealthiest Citizens: 7,016thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,282ndMost Rebellious Youth: 7,858thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,652ndMost Influential: 11,870thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 12,846thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,909thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,226thMost Pacifist: 14,488thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,089thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,511thMost Stationary: 20,803rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21,563rd
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Most Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 17th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 19th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 23rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 26th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Inclusive: 31st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 35th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 43rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 46th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 63rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 66th in the regionLargest Governments: 70th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 79th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 79th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 87th in the regionLargest Black Market: 90th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 113th in the regionRudest Citizens: 124th in the regionMost Influential: 125th in the regionBest Weather: 126th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 128th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 143rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 146th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 163rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 182nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 199th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 202nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 205th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 214th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 229th in the regionNudest: 244th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 301st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 303rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 359th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 378th in the regionLargest Populations: 425th in the regionMost Pacifist: 438th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 446th in the regionMost Devout: 547th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Red Cult, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources.
  • : Following new legislation in The Red Cult, the Red Cultian delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...".
  • : Following new legislation in The Red Cult, an opal a day keeps the negative thoughts at bay.
  • : Following new legislation in The Red Cult, access to the woods is only granted to those who bring a small shrubbery.
  • : Following new legislation in The Red Cult, funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience.
  • : Following new legislation in The Red Cult, small patches of desolate land across the world are part of Red Cultian sovereign territory.
  • : Following new legislation in The Red Cult, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of Unspeakables and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry.
  • : Following new legislation in The Red Cult, artists are pillars of society.
  • : Following new legislation in The Red Cult, parties that are too noisy are broken up to prevent disturbing wildlife.
  • : Following new legislation in The Red Cult, dog owners proudly declare that their pups can predict when the mailman will arrive.

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