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The Barony of The Empire of the Clarence

“We Will Endure”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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The Empire of the Clarence

Population3.066 billion

CapitalMcfarlane
LeaderBruce

Currencyguilder
Animalfalcon

The Barony of The Empire of the Clarence is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Bruce with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, frequent executions, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 3.066 billion Clarenceans 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mcfarlane. The average income tax rate is 54.5%.

The strong Empire of the Clarencean economy, worth 230 trillion guilders a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 75,207 guilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

Rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the The Empire of the Clarence Blood Tithe, families returning from international vacations are unable to get their children back into the country, and extraordinary rendition is nothing out of the ordinary. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Empire of the Clarence's national animal is the falcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Empire of the Clarence is ranked 195,865th in the world and 9,578th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 68.17 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 592ndMost Influential: 884thTop
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Most Primitive: 7,264thTop
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Most Devout: 12,272ndMost Corrupt Governments: 13,273rdMost Authoritarian: 13,558thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,045thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,828thMost Cultured: 17,465thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,055thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,786th
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Most Influential: 321st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 391st in the regionMost Primitive: 422nd in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 510th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 556th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 709th in the regionLargest Black Market: 737th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 819th in the regionMost Cultured: 842nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 850th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,004th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 244 » El Fiji Grande, The Rhein States, Yaorozu, Kasazzastan, Omnistria, Trillius, Great Bights Mum, Shadowrik, Daiz, Dreadton, Koda-Land, Dar es Saalam, Gnomewatchers, North Bratislava, New Octicarg, Corfad, Loutsland, Newpromisedland, Notyoutopia, Shibutani, Guer Aike, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Zumlandia, 1 very fast endotarter, The Stratosphere Islands, Selfgradatude, Siwale, Steampunk Ariel, Moubarakistan, McMasterdonia, Wineclaw, Runeda, Sundred, Kwaj, Territorio di Nessuno, The Tampa Bay Rays, Solskjar, Pasargad, Glurponia, Joodey, Holy Oranz, Sunto, PlanetPunk, Frances Francis the First of France, Xentherida, Wisconsota, United Kahndaq, Kranostav, Wilkshire, Yukti, and 194 others.PotatoFarmers, Viridiann, Pazair, The Iron Lions, Seenvorland, Vincone Cae, Sea Ghost, Clan Spaniel, Dabarastan, New Lakemba, Orado, Zyvetskistaahn, Maott, Pallaith, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Sil Dorsett, Interdimensional Zone, Ravendi, Tachycardia, Terban Kedah, Bearical, Abject Ludicrosity, Ethnon, Valhalla123, Castle Federation, Nordic-British Union, Empy, Partax, Palgo, Gurou, Misthas, Serendipita Martia, Valentine Z, Fendlium, Praeceps, Zecit, 2nd Confederacy of Independent Systems, Volstokn, Loli County, Cobleck Weleis, Lungha, Lazadonil, Austral States of America, Alamei, Avemterra, Napnomadia, The Sinclarian Provinces, Hamerica, Merconitonitopia, Arlens Apartment, Valatic Ash, Kelvaros Prime, Anungu, Xagill, Malta Comino Gozo, Noahs Second Country, Kulgatha, Universal State Formula, Yokciq Empire, Singamadri, The New Communist Republic Of States, Wit Noreis, MiaryBhalzhack, Woodsend, The Endless Eventide, Lendara, New Jamgra, Dakota Territories, Methor, Votak Matim, KhalChicken, The World Capitalist Confederation, Olofin, Vexilia, Xyrron, SherpDaWerp in TNP, The Lancerian Empire, Ihese, Vivanco, Prevaland, Crader, Godwanna, The Windmilluminati, Stone Ira, New Avian, Diodone, Plangainer, Nisastria, SORT, Antiyard, Zokk, Westinor, Nistriabar, Pleroma Sans Romans, Freyford, Supreme Leader Hadrian, The Reorganized Arctic Territories, Varola, The United Capital of Adam, Chukstik Illahi, Unsophisticate, Plasir Grand, Unshleepd, Irishvan, Conservative State of Poland, Kadarra, Ereena, Hyphen, Fluffy Noodles, Schnuftelland, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Fizban, Zeternia, Californian Redwood, The Most Freedom Ever, Rescadra, Mon Civia, Astronomical, Solimun, Fauzjhia, The Serdey Islands, Mesopotama, Greater Pittsburgh, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Oceanialia, Prydania, U S Eh, PortvgaI, Frostcell, Sikol, Saperisole, Zzozona, Timothea, Ver Testua, Iztocna Slavija, Hoglands, Panama Coalition, Plutayah, Termathe, Borsukia, I Like Killing people, Former English Colony, Fox Richy, Libertania Democratica, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, The Calabash Protectorate, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Sevinland, Czechnin, Kocherian, Aeolist, Asoc lon, Lionia, Ihsan, Seanat, Terra Aquilon, Cretox State, Brucklania, Daulatpur, Fayyayid, Arichia, Eywaan, Innocentic, Principia Mathematica, Hopsin, Nouvelle-Floride, Arbor Marshes, Damsmel, Highton Islands, Unimaginable Doom, Fracie, Yalgora, Maclare, Simone Republic, The New Cordian Empire, Valshire, Pokemanland, Madjack, Amerian States, The Noviosyus, CryptoTransumanists, East Akra, Xipher, The Federal Republic of Scouseland, Estandarte, Kragsgale, Cosamaloapan, Astal Aavors, Illusia and Neverendia, Ultra777, Andexia, Buckhem, and Eastern Cous Empria.

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