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The Perfidious Theocracy of Snorlaxia

“We are always pretty”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
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World Benchmark
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: Capitalist Paradise



Population17.502 billion

LeaderBarbara the Barbarian


The Perfidious Theocracy of Snorlaxia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Barbara the Barbarian with a fair hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, ritual sacrifices, and national health service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 17.502 billion Snorlaxians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The minute, corrupt, liberal government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Branchland. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Snorlaxian economy, worth a remarkable 8,849 trillion Felonies a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Soda Sales. Average income is a breathtaking 505,600 Felonies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Peace talks occasionally rack up a higher body count than the wars they seek to stop, the nation's youth is held blameless for all crimes, the government's stance on marriage is 'Let Snorlaxians marry themselves', and movie references are legally admissible in court. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Snorlaxia's national animal is the Desi, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is sonichuism.

Snorlaxia is ranked 361st in the world and 5th in Capitalist Paradise for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 14,756.88 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Scientifically Advanced: 44thMost Cultured: 49thHighest Disposable Incomes: 109thMost Rebellious Youth: 129thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 131stMost Devout: 164thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 167thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 174thHighest Poor Incomes: 190thLargest Information Technology Sector: 202ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 207thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 215thMost Efficient Economies: 219thRudest Citizens: 241stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 257thFattest Citizens: 263rdHighest Average Incomes: 283rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 302ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 341stLargest Retail Industry: 359thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 361stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 386thSmartest Citizens: 421stMost Armed: 520thMost Avoided: 541stHighest Economic Output: 568thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 672ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 798thMost Inclusive: 911thLargest Gambling Industry: 977thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,227thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,329thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,458thMost Influential: 1,535thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 2,240thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,329thMost Stationary: 3,022ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,287thLargest Governments: 4,092ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,057thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,087thHighest Crime Rates: 6,826thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,763rdLargest Populations: 8,820thNudest: 10,043rdTop
Largest Black Market: 11,712thLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,406thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,903rdMost Corrupt Governments: 18,407thHighest Drug Use: 18,573rd
Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 10th in the regionNudest: 11th in the regionMost Avoided: 12th in the regionMost Stationary: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 16th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 17th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 20th in the regionMost Influential: 22nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 25th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 28th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Snorlaxia, movie references are legally admissible in court.
  • : Following new legislation in Snorlaxia, the government's stance on marriage is 'Let Snorlaxians marry themselves'.
  • : Following new legislation in Snorlaxia, the nation's youth is held blameless for all crimes.
  • : Following new legislation in Snorlaxia, peace talks occasionally rack up a higher body count than the wars they seek to stop.
  • : Snorlaxia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Snorlaxia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Wallenburg".
  • : Snorlaxia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Wartime Journalism Protection Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in Snorlaxia, internet searches for the inventor of the three-wheeled steam-powered Snorlaxian weed picker are way up.
  • : Following new legislation in Snorlaxia, prison visits increase substantially during election years.
  • : Following new legislation in Snorlaxia, the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments.


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