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Most Influential: 1,368thMost Devout: 2,699thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,704th
The Holy Hellenic Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Divine Retribution meets our foes
Most Holy Emperor Tolerith
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Tolerian Empire

Population4.518 billion

CapitalAnthiria
LeaderMost Holy Emperor Tolerith
FaithTolerian Hellenism

CurrencyTolerian Dollar
AnimalDragon

The Holy Hellenic Empire of Tolerian Empire is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Most Holy Emperor Tolerith with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, triple-decker prams, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 4.518 billion Tolerians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Anthiria. The average income tax rate is 90.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Tolerian economy, worth 549 trillion Tolerian Dollars 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 a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 impressive 121,680 Tolerian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts, Tolerians are regularly fired for looking at MyFace during their lunch breaks, family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries, and the government has awarded itself a month-long holiday to celebrate its achievements. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tolerian Empire's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Tolerian Hellenism.

Tolerian Empire is ranked 4,704th in the world and 18th in Conch Kingdom for Most Patriotic, with 59.84 flags saluted per person per day.

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Most Influential: 1,368thMost Devout: 2,699thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,704thTop
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Most Patriotic: 4,704thMost Cultured: 5,524thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,320thLowest Crime Rates: 6,552ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,005thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,430thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,445thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,174thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,240thHealthiest Citizens: 8,681stHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,290thHighest Food Quality: 10,103rdMost Developed: 10,902ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,434thLargest Governments: 12,032ndHighest Poor Incomes: 13,299thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 14,118thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,375thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,008thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,785thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,944thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,078thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,221stMost Advanced Public Education: 18,430thSmartest Citizens: 19,413thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,270thLargest Agricultural Sector: 23,332ndBest Weather: 24,009thLargest Information Technology Sector: 25,062ndHighest Average Incomes: 25,336thMost Efficient Economies: 26,355th
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Most Devout: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 12th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17th in the regionMost Patriotic: 18th in the regionMost Stationary: 21st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 24th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 25th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 26th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 28th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 32nd in the regionTop
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Highest Food Quality: 37th in the regionLargest Governments: 37th in the regionMost Influential: 41st in the regionMost Developed: 42nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 44th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 46th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 49th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 49th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 51st in the regionLargest Black Market: 52nd in the regionLargest Populations: 54th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 54th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 57th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 60th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 60th in the region

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