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The Empire of Draganisia


Category: Father Knows Best State
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Regional Influence: Instigator

Location: St Abbaddon



Population11.224 billion

LeaderEmperor Brian


The Empire of Draganisia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Brian with an iron fist, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, zero percent divorce rate, and smutty television. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 11.224 billion Draganians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dragania. The average income tax rate is 76.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Draganisian economy, worth a remarkable 1,852 trillion Dragoons a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 165,005 Dragoons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Warfare increasingly resembles a video game, the government mails weekly updates on the new anti-junk mail laws to every citizen, the digital money revolution has cashed out, and military officials are questioning the policy of ceding the nation's territory in exchange for promises not to invade it. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Draganisia's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Bahamutism.

Draganisia is ranked 8,021st in the world and 7th in St Abbaddon for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 13,340.31 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Devout: 1,081stBest Weather: 1,516thHealthiest Citizens: 2,099thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,161stMost Beautiful Environments: 2,383rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,533rdTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 3,149thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,391stMost Cultured: 3,418thLowest Crime Rates: 4,010thMost Influential: 4,515thMost Patriotic: 4,627thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,049thMost Developed: 5,314thSmartest Citizens: 5,810thMost Armed: 6,182ndHighest Food Quality: 6,355thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,665thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,758thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,021stRudest Citizens: 8,560thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,719thHighest Economic Output: 10,715thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,727thLargest Governments: 12,079thHighest Average Incomes: 12,444thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,463rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,643rdTop
Nicest Citizens: 14,734thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,809thMost Stationary: 16,727thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,836thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,345thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,642ndMost Advanced Public Education: 18,455thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,791stHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,966thMost Compassionate Citizens: 20,601st
Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Draganisia, military officials are questioning the policy of ceding the nation's territory in exchange for promises not to invade it.
  • : Following new legislation in Draganisia, the digital money revolution has cashed out.
  • : Following new legislation in Draganisia, the government mails weekly updates on the new anti-junk mail laws to every citizen.
  • : Following new legislation in Draganisia, warfare increasingly resembles a video game.
  • : Following new legislation in Draganisia, the law says it's okay to sell a bomb to a terrorist so long as they promise not to detonate it.
  • : Draganisia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Commend Europeia"".
  • : Draganisia lodged a message on the St Abbaddon Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Draganisia, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail.
  • : Following new legislation in Draganisia, the beauty of coastal towns is marred only slightly by all the closed-down storefronts.
  • : Following new legislation in Draganisia, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 8 » Duchom, Unanda, Oranjea, Nova Bromelia, Stratocratic-Anarchy Oceanic Empire, Allangoria, Eskovar, and Nocturne.