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Lowest Crime Rates: 6thSafest: 7thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15th
The Holy Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population38.264 billion

LeaderCor Enladen

AnimalRiver Dolphin

The Holy Empire of Klesh is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Cor Enladen with an iron fist, and notable for its ritual sacrifices, frequent executions, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 38.264 billion Kleshites 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gamorra. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Kleshite economy, worth an astonishing 29,274 trillion Corics a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is a breathtaking 765,072 Corics, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,867,760 per year while the poor average 84,162, a ratio of 46.0 to 1.

Children asking questions about science are referred to relevant sections in religious texts, the state believes that children are what you make of them, Tetris has been banned for its graphic violent content, and foreign leaders who don't applaud Cor Enladen's speeches are regarded as enemies of Klesh. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force. Klesh's national animal is the River Dolphin, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Diode.

Klesh is ranked 140,710th in the world and 16th in Eladen for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring zero on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Lowest Crime Rates: 6thSafest: 7thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15thHighest Economic Output: 27thLargest Governments: 31stMost Corrupt Governments: 42ndMost Devout: 47thHighest Average Incomes: 50thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 53rdLargest Insurance Industry: 57thLargest Agricultural Sector: 59thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 66thLargest Mining Sector: 68thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 75thFattest Citizens: 78thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 79thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 90thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 91stMost Efficient Economies: 96thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 98thMost Avoided: 130thLargest Populations: 136thMost Ignorant Citizens: 196thMost Armed: 216thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 222ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 226thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 245thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 246thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 249thMost Scientifically Advanced: 384thHighest Average Tax Rates: 657thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,146thLargest Retail Industry: 1,599thTop
Rudest Citizens: 2,389thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,455thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,502ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,397thMost Conservative: 5,418thMost Influential: 9,128thTop
Most Authoritarian: 11,936thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,469thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,010thLargest Black Market: 19,767thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,083rd
Most Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionTop
Fattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Klesh's influence in Eladen rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Klesh was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Klesh was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Klesh was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Klesh was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Klesh was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Klesh was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Klesh was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Klesh was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Klesh's influence in Eladen fell from "Instigator" to "Contender".


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