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The Empire of Karelignia

“Karelignum Aeternum”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Osiris

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Karelignia

Population2.772 billion

CapitalGrönholm
LeaderEmperor Miska I auf Karelignia
FaithSuomenusko

CurrencyKarel
AnimalBear

The Empire of Karelignia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Miska I auf Karelignia with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, public floggings, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.772 billion Karelignians 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Grönholm. The average income tax rate is 41.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Karelignian economy, worth 459 trillion Karels a year, is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 165,815 Karels, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.

A life spent suffering in silence is considered noble, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', and visions of giant pink Bears are a common side effect after Karelignians eat their meals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Karelignia's national animal is the Bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Suomenusko.

Karelignia is ranked 1,288th in the world and 65th in Osiris for Most Devout, with 8,388.28 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Devout: 1,288thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,436thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,586thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,752ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,925thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,963rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,982ndLargest Black Market: 4,946thLargest Mining Sector: 5,332ndMost Influential: 6,449thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,491stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,235thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 9,658thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,443rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,956thLowest Crime Rates: 13,900thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,839thMost Efficient Economies: 14,847thMost Cultured: 15,472nd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 30th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 57th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 61st in the regionMost Devout: 65th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 73rd in the regionMost Influential: 89th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 155th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 247th in the regionLargest Black Market: 302nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 351st in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 407th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 432nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 499th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 689th in the region

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