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The Mystery Cult of Demeter

“Keeper Of The Eleusinian Mysteries”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Power

Location: Greek Islands

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Demeter

Population18.827 billion

CapitalMount Olympus
LeaderDemeter
FaithThe Eleusian Mysteries

Currencygrain
Animalhorse

The Mystery Cult of Demeter is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Demeter with an even hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cheerful population of 18.827 billion Demeteriuses are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mount Olympus. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Demeter economy, worth a remarkable 5,806 trillion grains a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 308,393 grains, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Coast Guard is pioneering a quixotic program to train fish, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets, students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas, and atheists on vacation find The Eleusian Mysteries's scriptures make useful doorstops. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Demeter's national animal is the horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Eleusian Mysteries.

Demeter is ranked 12,539th in the world and 3rd in Greek Islands for Most Influential, scoring 3,851 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 9thMost Advanced Public Education: 14thMost Beautiful Environments: 28thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 32ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 42ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 43rdBest Weather: 50thMost Developed: 66thLongest Average Lifespans: 80thHealthiest Citizens: 82ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 127thSmartest Citizens: 127thHighest Average Tax Rates: 132ndLargest Governments: 180thMost Cheerful Citizens: 191stMost Cultured: 229thMost Pacifist: 326thNicest Citizens: 373rdLowest Crime Rates: 417thHighest Poor Incomes: 546thMost Compassionate Citizens: 548thMost Valuable International Artwork: 822ndMost Inclusive: 1,149thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,210thHighest Economic Output: 1,410thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,803rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,820thMost Secular: 1,893rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,993rdTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 2,443rdMost Efficient Economies: 2,884thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,095thLargest Populations: 7,635thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,253rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,510thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,925thTop
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Most Influential: 12,539thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,628thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,411thMost Income Equality: 21,690th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Demeter voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Sovereign Justice Accord".
  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, atheists on vacation find The Eleusian Mysteries's scriptures make useful doorstops.
  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas.
  • : Demeter voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Ever-Wandering Souls".
  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets.
  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, the Coast Guard is pioneering a quixotic program to train fish.
  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, the government funds large training centres to turn horses into functioning members of society.
  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside.
  • : Demeter voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Pedagogical Freedom".
  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.

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