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The Theocracy of Pelorilia

“ELFI PERSONAE NON SUNT”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific

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Pelorilia

Population532 million

CapitalPeloria

CurrencyElven Ears
AnimalGiant Eagle

The Theocracy of Pelorilia is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its triple-decker prams, keen interest in outer space, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 532 million Pelorilians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Spirituality also on the agenda, while International Aid and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Peloria. The average income tax rate is 31.3%.

The thriving Pelorilian economy, worth 42.8 trillion Elven Ears a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 80,406 Elven Ears, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.

The only crimes that get investigated are doughnut heists, foreign heads of state have taken out restraining orders against Pelorilian ambassadors, cleaners are very careful not to bump into the big red button on Leader's desk, and diplomatic missions typically end with a flurry of childish insults, accusations and phlegm. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pelorilia's national animal is the Giant Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Pelorilia is ranked 6,592nd in the world and 272nd in The North Pacific for Most Devout, with 2,663.53 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,690thMost Influential: 4,581stMost Devout: 6,592ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,422ndTop
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Most Avoided: 11,582ndMost Conservative: 12,227thFattest Citizens: 12,936thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,737th
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 250th in the regionMost Devout: 272nd in the regionMost Avoided: 395th in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 469th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 566th in the regionMost Conservative: 705th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 738th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 761st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 766th in the regionLargest Black Market: 863rd in the region

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