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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 519thMost Influential: 1,434thMost Devout: 8,597th
The Holy Catholic Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Population1.552 billion

LeaderEmperor Luke I
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyErstavik Penning

The Holy Catholic Empire of Erstavik is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Luke I with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory vegetarianism, compulsory military service, and ubiquitous missile silos. The compassionate, devout population of 1.552 billion Erstavikians 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Burgsvik. The average income tax rate is 61.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Erstavikian economy, worth 182 trillion Erstavik Pennings a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 117,329 Erstavik Pennings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Out-of-work actors say they can't complain, students who refuse to pray are expelled from school, the government recently relinquished its monopoly on the mail service, and Emperor Luke I's luxurious new home has been designated as a protected cultural heritage site. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Erstavik's national animal is the Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Erstavik is ranked 99,954th in the world and 4,756th in the South Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 93.43 percentage of bribes refused.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 519thMost Influential: 1,434thTop
Most Devout: 8,597thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,373rdTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 13,033rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,448thLowest Crime Rates: 13,608thNicest Citizens: 14,824thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,938thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,192ndLongest Average Lifespans: 15,225thHealthiest Citizens: 16,323rdMost Cultured: 17,261stLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,694thMost Cheerful Citizens: 18,799thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,694thMost Pacifist: 19,930thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,866thSafest: 21,782ndSmartest Citizens: 22,222ndLargest Publishing Industry: 24,537thMost Developed: 24,951st
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 87th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 122nd in the regionMost Devout: 158th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 305th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 375th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 401st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 435th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 443rd in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 502nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 518th in the regionNicest Citizens: 536th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 553rd in the regionMost Cultured: 556th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 557th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 609th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 619th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 622nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 663rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 706th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 707th in the regionMost Patriotic: 717th in the regionMost Developed: 719th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 761st in the regionLargest Governments: 800th in the regionMost Pacifist: 809th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 831st in the regionSafest: 831st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 951st in the region

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