by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,073rdMost Influential: 2,106thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,380th
The Dictatorship of
Father Knows Best State
Death is just a Statistic
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Trance Empire

Population1.082 billion

CapitalGreat Berlin

AnimalPhoenix Eagle

The Dictatorship of Trance Empire is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.082 billion Germans 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Great Berlin. The average income tax rate is 83.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Trance Empirean economy, worth 165 trillion Reichsmarks a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 152,548 Reichsmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pharmacists increasingly claim they are morally obligated to take long lunches, houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries, euthanasia is illegal, and residents of newly dried out bays live in fear of leaky dikes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Trance Empire's national animal is the Phoenix Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Trance Empire is ranked 7,380th in the world and 275th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 10,819.47 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,073rdTop
Most Influential: 2,106thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,380thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,691stHighest Poor Incomes: 8,153rdMost Developed: 9,514thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 10,471stMost Corrupt Governments: 10,491stLargest Governments: 10,524thMost Cultured: 11,552ndLowest Crime Rates: 11,639thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,817thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,832ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,058thHighest Average Incomes: 12,866thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,336thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,413thMost Efficient Economies: 13,647thLargest Retail Industry: 14,047thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,278thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,467thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,559thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,749thSmartest Citizens: 14,824thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,849thMost Inclusive: 15,959thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,795thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,155thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,469thHealthiest Citizens: 17,660thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,011thLargest Black Market: 19,498th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 275th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 321st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 408th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 460th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 460th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 521st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 545th in the regionMost Developed: 565th in the regionMost Cultured: 579th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 583rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 591st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 623rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 633rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 648th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 690th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 698th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 702nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 707th in the regionMost Influential: 723rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 736th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 740th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 759th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 769th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 775th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 782nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 791st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 829th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 850th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 867th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 916th in the regionMost Inclusive: 922nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Trance Empire, residents of newly dried out bays live in fear of leaky dikes.
  • : Following new legislation in Trance Empire, euthanasia is illegal.
  • : Following new legislation in Trance Empire, houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries.
  • : Following new legislation in Trance Empire, pharmacists increasingly claim they are morally obligated to take long lunches.
  • : Trance Empire endorsed The Dissociative State of Hardscrabble.
  • : Trance Empire endorsed The Revolutionary Vanguard of Cosmosplosion.
  • : Following new legislation in Trance Empire, the diplomatic corps tends to open negotiations by insulting all the foreigners in the room.
  • : Following new legislation in Trance Empire, would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here".
  • : Following new legislation in Trance Empire, citizen radio operators agree that the certification test can open up a world of hertz.
  • : Trance Empire was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 180 » Shibutani, The Rhein States, Notyoutopia, Corfad, Guer Aike, Schnuftelland, Territorio di Nessuno, Siwale, Empy, Aeolist, Noahs Second Country, Orado, Newpromisedland, The Endless Eventide, Omnistria, Ihese, Nistriabar, Ethnon, Yaorozu, Unshleepd, Malta Comino Gozo, Wit Noreis, Loli County, Daiz, Great Bights Mum, McMasterdonia, Hamerica, Dreadton, Shadowrik, North Bratislava, Dar es Saalam, Koda-Land, Abject Ludicrosity, Zumlandia, New Lakemba, Pazair, Interdimensional Zone, Zecit, Serendipita Martia, El Fiji Grande, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Dabarastan, Sundred, Sunto, Napnomadia, Woodsend, Praeceps, Avastate, Varola, Fendlium, and 130 others.Xagill, Valhalla123, Selfgradatude, Xentherida, Seenvorland, Votak Matim, 1 very fast endotarter, Maott, Immenium, Wineclaw, The Pantheons, Ravendi, Korovan Isles, Westinor, Kasazzastan, Kranostav, Fizban, Ver Testua, Wisconsota, Zeternia, Frances Francis the First of France, New Octicarg, Pallaith, Yokciq Empire, Joodey, Xatin, Solskjar, The Most Freedom Ever, Valentine Z, Sil Dorsett, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Crader, Glurponia, Astronomical, Fauzjhia, Oceanialia, Mesopotama, The Serdey Islands, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Holy Oranz, Greater Pittsburgh, The Iron Lions, Prydania, U S Eh, The Tampa Bay Rays, Frostcell, Sikol, Saperisole, Zzozona, Qetrela, True Equality For All, Timothea, New Jamgra, Panama Coalition, I Like Killing people, Former English Colony, Libertania Democratica, Fluffy Noodles, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Kocherian, The Canadian Peoples Republic, The Calabash Protectorate, Ihsan, Clan Spaniel, Seanat, Brucklania, Plangainer, Arichia, Damsmel, Highton Islands, PotatoFarmers, Nouvelle-Floride, Unimaginable Doom, Fracie, Maclare, Xyrron, Madjack, Termathe, Pokemanland, Abonland, Pleroma Sans Romans, The Noviosyus, San Irene, United Kahndaq, Principia Mathematica, Andexia, Xipher, Kragsgale, Simone Republic, Amerian States, Astal Aavors, Illusia and Neverendia, Ultra777, WeKnow, Buckhem, Moubarakistan, Heilhum Imperius, Innocentic, Eschatosia, Vincone Cae, Neu-Galicia, Kenaniahistan, Wilkshire, Runeda, Vathnutum, Harjad, Eywaan, Therizia, Daulatpur, Frahnkzaden, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Unsophisticate, Glanst, Comfed, Amprak, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Lulubellia, Elvoreto, Outer Shenendoah, Magna Banitia, The Kingdom Of Wagies, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Chips and Guac, Navsland, Jestings, Rozarus, Cosmosplosion, and Hardscrabble.

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