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The Oppressed Peoples of Emilia 1


Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Location: Devide by Zero


Emilia 1

Population4.087 billion

Currencydeflated yen

The Oppressed Peoples of Emilia 1 is a massive, orderly nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 4.087 billion Emilia 1ians 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 medium-sized, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 39.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Emilia 1ian economy, worth 41.7 trillion deflated yen 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 a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Tourism, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. 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 10,195 deflated yen, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Emilia 1's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Emilia 1 is ranked 179,526th in the world and 2,447th in Devide by Zero for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -6.32 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Authoritarian: 647thMost Conservative: 1,535thMost Extreme: 2,029thTop
Most Income Equality: 3,801stMost Ignorant Citizens: 6,359th
Most Authoritarian: 23rd in the regionMost Extreme: 25th in the regionTop
Most Conservative: 31st in the regionMost Income Equality: 33rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 94th in the regionMost Influential: 128th in the regionTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 184th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 221st in the regionLargest Populations: 290th in the region

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