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Most Income Equality: 2,847thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,955thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,837th
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Population279 million


The Holy Empire of Poppytopia is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 279 million Poppytopians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 72.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Poppytopian economy, worth 2.64 trillion poppies 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 Book Publishing, Trout Farming, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 9,457 poppies, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century, Poppytopia's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand, pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits, and the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Poppytopia's national animal is the sphynx, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Poppytopia is ranked 180,088th in the world and 250th in Spiritus for Most Politically Free, scoring 35.73 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most Income Equality: 2,847thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,955thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 12,837thNicest Citizens: 20,573rd
Most Income Equality: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 28th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 8 » The Salaxalans, Kialga, Skogatopia, Legendus, Alquanica, Haremm, Matrixulated, and Larker Galicia.