by Max Barry

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Most Stationary: 2ndLargest Populations: 123rdBest Weather: 244th
The Holy Empire of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
Join us or go to hell.
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Population39.473 billion

LeaderEmperor Emmanuel


The Holy Empire of Pogaria is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Emperor Emmanuel with a fair hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, unlimited-speed roads, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 39.473 billion Pogarians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dominion. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but underdeveloped Pogarian economy, worth a remarkable 3,463 trillion kosses a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 87,738 kosses, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The law says that all Pogarians are created equal — no matter how they were created, burning yourself alive is not okay but starving and whipping yourself is fine, the best-of-the-best athletes have been replaced by the best-of-the-mediocre, and the beauty of coastal towns is marred only slightly by all the closed-down storefronts. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pogaria's national animal is the phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Truthism.

Pogaria is ranked 245,286th in the world and 4th in The Empire for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -44.97 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most Stationary: 2ndLargest Populations: 123rdBest Weather: 244thMost Cheerful Citizens: 258thMost Pacifist: 281stNicest Citizens: 336thMost Beautiful Environments: 339thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 342ndSafest: 390thMost Compassionate Citizens: 417thMost Valuable International Artwork: 476thLowest Crime Rates: 589thLargest Governments: 860thHealthiest Citizens: 870thHighest Average Tax Rates: 914thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,144thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,381stMost Cultured: 1,394thMost Devout: 1,518thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,598thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,619thSmartest Citizens: 2,109thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 2,842ndMost Advanced Public Education: 2,995thHighest Economic Output: 3,813thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,376thMost Inclusive: 4,529thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,549thMost Influential: 6,029thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,164thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,602ndTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 15,444thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,213thMost Income Equality: 16,510thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,436th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pogaria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Voting Equality for Freed Inmates"".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Honeydewistania".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Microplastics".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Marrabuk".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Digital Network Defense"".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Blood Donation Safety and Equality Act".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Military Death Penalty Ban".
  • : Pogaria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Dilber".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Prohibition Of Honor-Based Violence".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting the Rights of Labour Unions".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: None.

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