by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,028thMost Influential: 5,604thMost Devout: 8,468th
The Holy Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
Full control is the best way to improve a nation
Civil Rights
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Population2.052 billion

LeaderTrue Leader Zichter
FaithThe Fellowship of The Omega Dragon


The Holy Empire of Giraten is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by True Leader Zichter with an iron fist, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 2.052 billion Giratenians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sadchinra. The average income tax rate is 88.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Giratenian economy, worth 193 trillion Gits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 94,285 Gits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cogitators and mass debaters are skiving off work to hang around the National Symposium Park, the nation threatens sanctions on islands only visible at low tide, people regularly disappear off the streets and all evidence of them is destroyed, and drones are unable to lift the weight of their accompanying paperwork. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Giraten's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The Fellowship of The Omega Dragon.

Giraten is ranked 37,498th in the world and 502nd in 10000 Islands for Most Developed, scoring 70.97 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,028thMost Influential: 5,604thMost Devout: 8,468thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,228thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,644thLowest Crime Rates: 10,751stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,163rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,252ndTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 12,324thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,608thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,726thBest Weather: 13,438thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,951stLargest Governments: 14,034thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,232ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,502ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,038thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,833rdMost Cultured: 16,843rdMost Authoritarian: 17,418thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,343rdSafest: 19,706thHealthiest Citizens: 20,490thMost Income Equality: 23,383rd
Most Authoritarian: 66th in the regionMost Devout: 94th in the region

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