by Max Barry

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,179thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,650thMost Authoritarian: 12,087th
The Holy Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
By The Gorilas For The Orangos
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population346 million


The Holy Empire of Golira is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its avant-garde cinema, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 346 million Goliranians 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, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 69.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Goliran economy, worth 12.9 trillion Bananas 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 a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. 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 37,209 Bananas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The people are famous throughout the region for their bleached-white teeth, drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps", Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping, and edutainment video games are taking Golira's students to the next level. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Golira's national animal is the Golira, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Golira is ranked 167,845th in the world and 1,635th in 10000 Islands for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -6.48 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,179thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,650thTop
Most Authoritarian: 12,087thMost Income Equality: 14,256th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 96th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 108th in the regionMost Income Equality: 131st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 211th in the region

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