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The Monolithic Holy Empire of Verdunam

“Through passion and integrity we form a nation” The Divine Joeyus Caesar

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Verdunam

Population8.2 billion

CapitalPelum
LeaderThe Divine Joeyus Caesar
FaithThe Imperial Cult

CurrencyGold Hetzrem
AnimalPhoenix

The Monolithic Holy Empire of Verdunam is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Divine Joeyus Caesar with an even hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 8.2 billion Verduniams 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 prioritizes Defense, although Administration, Education, and Law & Order are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pelum. The average income tax rate is 90.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Verduniam economy, worth a remarkable 1,822 trillion Gold Hetzrems a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 222,200 Gold Hetzrems, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fixing attendance at women's matches is a matter of "when they go low, we go high... funding", hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators, and the horniness of the great-horned Phoenix is considered a national priority. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Verdunam's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The Imperial Cult.

Verdunam is ranked 238,386th in the world and 9,946th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 12.17 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Devout: 429thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 738thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 819thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,078thMost Influential: 1,129thLargest Black Market: 1,454thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2,531stHighest Poor Incomes: 2,841stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,329thLargest Mining Sector: 3,360thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,770thHighest Average Incomes: 4,891stLowest Crime Rates: 4,921stMost Cultured: 6,626thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,062ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,634thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,668thHighest Economic Output: 9,155thLargest Governments: 9,191stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,541stMost Advanced Public Education: 9,860thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,940thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,471stMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,257thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,537thTop
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Most Developed: 12,283rdHealthiest Citizens: 12,970thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,428thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,401stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,974thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,676thMost Stationary: 18,822ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20,528thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,991stSmartest Citizens: 22,974thMost Efficient Economies: 23,993rd
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Most Devout: 28th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 41st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 47th in the regionLargest Black Market: 51st in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 103rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 117th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 126th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 159th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 234th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 236th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 260th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 285th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 289th in the regionMost Cultured: 334th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 427th in the regionMost Influential: 439th in the regionMost Stationary: 446th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 476th in the regionLargest Governments: 482nd in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 508th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 509th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 517th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 527th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 560th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 561st in the regionMost Average: 562nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 644th in the regionMost Developed: 711th in the regionRudest Citizens: 724th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 737th in the regionLargest Populations: 771st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 811th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 928th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 959th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 967th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 969th in the region

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