by Max Barry

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Most Devout: 543rdMost Efficient Economies: 2,169thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,427th
The Holy Dolorian Imperium of
Father Knows Best State
Honorem Deo, patriae, et Imperatoris.
Dux-Imperatorem John W Blackheart
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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The Traditional States

Population6.107 billion

LeaderDux-Imperatorem John W Blackheart
FaithDolorian Chiefolicism


The Holy Dolorian Imperium of The Traditional States is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Dux-Imperatorem John W Blackheart with an iron fist, and notable for its triple-decker prams, anti-smoking policies, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 6.107 billion Dolorians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sant'Augusto. The average income tax rate is 93.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Dolorian economy, worth a remarkable 1,299 trillion Imperiuses a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 212,768 Imperiuses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.

There's more than one way to skin a diplomat, the average cargo freighter spends more than half its service life undergoing safety inspections, women who display their ankles are shunned by society, and Dux-Imperatorem John W Blackheart can often be seen hanging around playgrounds chatting with the kids. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Traditional States's national animal is the Griffin, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Dolorian Chiefolicism.

The Traditional States is ranked 5,928th in the world and 180th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 15,493.68 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Most Devout: 543rdMost Efficient Economies: 2,169thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,427thMost Armed: 3,018thMost Cultured: 3,165thLowest Crime Rates: 3,542ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,767thLargest Governments: 4,091stLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,344thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,734thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,263rdMost Developed: 5,303rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,423rdHighest Average Incomes: 5,577thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,762ndHealthiest Citizens: 5,782ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,850thLargest Retail Industry: 5,928thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,549thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,724thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,887thSmartest Citizens: 7,512thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,110thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,632ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,915thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,346thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,806thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,144thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,290thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,252ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,334thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,710thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,411thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,490thHighest Economic Output: 13,713thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,560thLargest Mining Sector: 16,997thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,279thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 22,300th
Most Devout: 15th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 69th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 82nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 88th in the regionMost Armed: 89th in the regionMost Cultured: 94th in the regionLargest Governments: 107th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 119th in the regionMost Developed: 123rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 136th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 142nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 144th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 150th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 169th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 171st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 173rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 180th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 182nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 184th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 237th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 252nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 259th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 274th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 274th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 278th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 306th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 323rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 328th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 331st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 382nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 383rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 386th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 399th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 407th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 414th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 439th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 494th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 559th in the regionMost Influential: 655th in the region

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