by Max Barry

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Most Primitive: 363rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 728thMost Devout: 734th
The Post-Holy Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population5.159 billion

CapitalVigilantes Vestrvm

CurrencySilver Bar
AnimalOcean Sunfish

The Post-Holy Empire of Xarstaria is a colossal, orderly nation, renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, ubiquitous missile silos, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.159 billion Xarstarians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vigilantes Vestrvm. The average income tax rate is 95.2%.

The strong Xarstarian economy, worth 796 trillion Silver Bars 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, extremely specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing and Uranium Mining. 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 154,372 Silver Bars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence, the government is seen to favor traditionalist religions, the police are tightening their grip on alcohol smugglers, and nudity is frowned upon. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Xarstaria's national animal is the Ocean Sunfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Yellowism.

Xarstaria is ranked 267,218th in the world and 316th in Realm of the Whispering Winds for Smartest Citizens, with 0.38 quips per hour.

Most Primitive: 363rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 728thMost Devout: 734thMost Ignorant Citizens: 828thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,094thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 2,982ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,237thLargest Black Market: 3,360thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,594thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,027thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,191stHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,546thBest Weather: 5,763rdMost Patriotic: 5,990thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,019thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,449thLowest Crime Rates: 7,727thLargest Governments: 8,303rdHighest Poor Incomes: 8,318thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,942ndMost Beautiful Environments: 9,351stTop
Highest Average Incomes: 14,469thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,588thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,245thMost Authoritarian: 15,969thLongest Average Lifespans: 24,091stMost Conservative: 24,128thMost Subsidized Industry: 26,733rd
Most Devout: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
Best Weather: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionMost Patriotic: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 18th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 20th in the regionMost Conservative: 22nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 31st in the region

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