by Max Barry

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Most Primitive: 315thMost Ignorant Citizens: 559thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 599th
The Holy Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population2.415 billion

CapitalVigilantes Vestrvm

CurrencySilver Bar
AnimalOcean Sunfish

The Holy Empire of Xarstaria is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its anti-smoking policies, hatred of cheese, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.415 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, well-organized 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 94.6%.

The strong Xarstarian economy, worth 365 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 151,329 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 196,918th in the world and 278th in The Black Hawks for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.64 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Primitive: 315thMost Ignorant Citizens: 559thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 599thMost Devout: 671stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,010thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 2,538thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,979thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,225thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,495thLargest Black Market: 4,843rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,613thBest Weather: 5,745thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,983rdLowest Crime Rates: 7,441stMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,817thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,121stLargest Governments: 8,276thMost Authoritarian: 9,020thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,237thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,769thMost Conservative: 11,364thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 13,871stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,253rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,569thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,948th
Most Primitive: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 15th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 15th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 21st in the regionLargest Governments: 21st in the regionLargest Black Market: 25th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 25th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 25th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 26th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 27th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 31st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 32nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 33rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Xarstaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Citizenship And Birth Act".
  • : Xarstaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Long-Term Storage Of Produced Waste".
  • : Xarstaria's influence in The Black Hawks rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Xarstaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Microplastics".
  • : Xarstaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting the Rights of Labour Unions".
  • : Xarstaria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Communist Bloc".
  • : Xarstaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Roavin".
  • : Xarstaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Gay Panic defense Ban".
  • : Xarstaria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate The Embassy".
  • : Xarstaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend 1 very fast endotarter".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: None.

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