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The Imperial Remnant of Holtklava

“The sleeping giant of the old empire will wake.” Emperor Nikolaus Rikten II

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population6.56 billion

LeaderEmperor Nikolaus Rikten II
FaithRoman Catholicism


The Imperial Remnant of Holtklava is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Nikolaus Rikten II with an even hand, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 6.56 billion Holtklavans 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rukona. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 86.1%.

The strong Holtklavan economy, worth 833 trillion Hankyas a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 127,084 Hankyas, with the richest citizens earning 5.7 times as much as the poorest.

Therapists dispense hugs for heroin dealers and cuddles for crackheads, the latest political memes depict Emperor Nikolaus Rikten II as an overly-choreographed robot, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines, and it is said that a Holtklavan woman's work is never done. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Holtklava's national animal is the Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Holtklava is ranked 58,319th in the world and 2,798th in The North Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 64.52 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 898thMost Influential: 1,325thTop
Most Secular: 5,471stHealthiest Citizens: 6,799thLargest Retail Industry: 7,126thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,431stTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 7,617thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,695thMost Cultured: 7,958thLargest Governments: 8,029thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,615thLowest Crime Rates: 8,707thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,786thSmartest Citizens: 8,889thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,521stMost Advanced Public Education: 9,817thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,870thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,756thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,880thBest Weather: 12,086thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,570thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,220thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,235th
Most Secular: 303rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 317th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 348th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 365th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 370th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 388th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 388th in the regionMost Cultured: 405th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 413th in the regionLargest Governments: 416th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 444th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 446th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 475th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 512th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 518th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 544th in the regionMost Influential: 546th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 548th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 586th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 593rd in the regionLargest Populations: 594th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 622nd in the regionBest Weather: 672nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 710th in the region

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