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The Holy Empire of Determined Nation

“We always make the right choices!”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific


Determined Nation

Population1.301 billion



The Holy Empire of Determined Nation is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Billy with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, devout population of 1.301 billion Determined Nationians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Utica. The average income tax rate is 83.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Determined Nationian economy, worth 130 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 100,376 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Vacationing Determined Nationians expect to be treated as royalty, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies, coffee cups have grown in size to accommodate the huge ingredients list, and for 25 dollars tourists can gawk at the site of national tragedy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Determined Nation's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Determined Nation is ranked 220,627th in the world and 8,771st in The North Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 6.75 Obesity Rate.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 967thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,247thMost Influential: 2,179thTop
Most Devout: 4,162ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,045thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,566thLowest Crime Rates: 9,454thSafest: 9,584thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,994thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,055thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,113thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,920thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,150thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,256thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,695thHealthiest Citizens: 13,719thMost Cultured: 13,899thNicest Citizens: 14,424thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,465thMost Developed: 14,741stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,368thLargest Governments: 15,569thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,036thMost Pacifist: 16,557thBest Weather: 19,617thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,749thMost Efficient Economies: 20,872ndMost Inclusive: 21,277thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,344thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,795th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 48th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 178th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 299th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 376th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 479th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 498th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 498th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 533rd in the regionSafest: 556th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 572nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 649th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 702nd in the regionMost Cultured: 711th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 782nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 784th in the regionLargest Governments: 787th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 792nd in the regionMost Influential: 798th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 806th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 818th in the regionMost Developed: 844th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 857th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 871st in the regionMost Pacifist: 922nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Determined Nation was endorsed by The Empire of Rising Sakura.
  • : Following new legislation in Determined Nation, for 25 dollars tourists can gawk at the site of national tragedy.
  • : Following new legislation in Determined Nation, coffee cups have grown in size to accommodate the huge ingredients list.
  • : Following new legislation in Determined Nation, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies.
  • : Following new legislation in Determined Nation, vacationing Determined Nationians expect to be treated as royalty.
  • : Following new legislation in Determined Nation, spontaneous nocturnal decapitation is considered 'death by natural causes' for enemies of Determined Nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Determined Nation, passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections.
  • : Following new legislation in Determined Nation, the armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists.
  • : Determined Nation was endorsed by The Incorporated States of New Michag.
  • : Following new legislation in Determined Nation, purple armbands are being issued to Violetists for ease of identification.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 172 » Ellbonnia, Lulubellia, Guer Aike, Votak Matim, Aerilia, New Lakemba, Empy, Yaorozu, Koda-Land, Great Bights Mum, The Tampa Bay Rays, Orado, The Rhein States, Venicea, Hardscrabble, Loutsland, Bankowiata, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Pytong, Odelinor, Dar es Saalam, Dreadton, Shibutani, Corfad, Sunto, Hamerica, North Bratislava, Valentine Z, Former English Colony, Republica Guilleana, Zzozona, Siwale, Notyoutopia, Territorio di Nessuno, Cretox State, Port Naga, Seijitsu, Climeria, 1 very fast endotarter, Kranostav, Slyakanya, Ethnon, Star Kingdom, Interdimensional Zone, WeKnow, El Fiji Grande, Wineclaw, Omnistria, Selfgradatude, and 122 others.Holy Oranz, Kragsgale, The Iron Lions, Blyskalia, Frances Francis the First of France, Svenskskit, Yellops, The Pantheons, United Kahndaq, Godwanna, Bharathvarsh, Libertania Democratica, Strongwill, His Enduring Majesty, Nodnarb, The Serdey Islands, East Akra, Joodey, Illusia and Neverendia, Wisconsota, Sevinland, Newpromisedland, Yokciq Empire, Xagill, Pallaith, Ravendi, Xentherida, Heilhum Imperius, Sil Dorsett, Sikol, Runeda, Wilkshire, Planes, Imperial Pieserged, The Endless Eventide, Zyvetskistaahn, Madjack, Draconian Progression, Pasargad, Shadowrik, The Mazur Empire, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Daiz, Shinjuku tokyo 0, McMasterdonia, Testnation223, Xipher, Moubarakistan, Chips and Guac, Barabolia, Glurponia, Vesteysia, DIMAnism, Noesantara, Francois Isidore, Aoncarpa, Valgarda, Kromi, Zemnaya Svoboda, Clan Spaniel, Travislavania, Figyjharli, Maott, Svenskan, Wapistan, Dangine, Siforpeo, Shotokonia, Irongirong, Simone Republic, Tyirza, Super Girl, Xyrron, Aryan Homeland, Steampunk Ariel, New Celoveniortan, Viridiann, Mon Island, Liberum Hibernia, Korean-Joseon, Darkmondoria, Defense For The World Assembly, Tsandonown, The Calabash Protectorate, Britle, Seanat, Atlunartemis, Libvillia, Greater Ale Permars, Ariele, Fraystonia, Merconitonitopia, Card Kingdom, Kastonvia, Capablanca, Andanavia, Sopernia, Bearical, Unshleepd, Muqatil, Nova Arcania, Que Lukustinardon, Sahriastan, Drueste, Outer Shenendoah, Lionia, ROM, The Blazeland Administration, Tibus Heth, Nimarya, Pazair, Tringapore, Praeceps, Zapiron, TyGerria, Palgo, Dabarastan, United Soviet State of North Amerika, AmManies, New Michag, and Rising Sakura.

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