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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,758thMost Devout: 3,509thMost Influential: 5,049th
The Theocracy of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
From Ashes to Cinders
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Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
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Saint Cinder

Population600 million

CapitalSic Mundus Creatus Est

CurrencyBlessings
AnimalThe Great Auk

The Theocracy of Saint Cinder is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its zero percent divorce rate, compulsory military service, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 600 million Saint Cinderians 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, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Spirituality, and Administration are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sic Mundus Creatus Est. The average income tax rate is 82.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Saint Cinderian economy, worth 26.8 trillion Blessings a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 44,741 Blessings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Unemployed mercenaries drift the country looking for new careers, family trees become bare as entire branches are lopped off, extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals, and corporate lawyers are joyfully combing through the new tax code for any new loopholes for their clients. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Saint Cinder's national animal is the The Great Auk, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Saint Cinder is ranked 221,614th in the world and 8,420th in the South Pacific for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -18.41 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,758thMost Devout: 3,509thMost Influential: 5,049thMost Authoritarian: 9,407thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 12,006thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,024thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,729thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,810thBest Weather: 14,711thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,768thMost Cultured: 14,837thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,860thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22,268th
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Most Devout: 83rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 281st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 375th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 399th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 412th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 435th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 463rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 469th in the regionBest Weather: 504th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 512th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 526th in the regionMost Influential: 540th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 656th in the regionLargest Black Market: 688th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 700th in the regionLargest Governments: 725th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 746th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 769th in the region

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