by Max Barry

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Most Armed: 2,842ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,134thMost Influential: 3,789th
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
Order and Liberty
Civil Rights
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Population886 million

LeaderEmperor Pablo de Castilla


The Empire of Santamar is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Pablo de Castilla with an iron fist, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, zero percent divorce rate, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 886 million Santamarians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while Welfare and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fortaleza. The average income tax rate is 50.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Santamarian economy, worth 117 trillion Royals a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 132,229 Royals, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Emperor Pablo de Castilla is rumored to have teleportation powers, debate rages over whether ground fish guts can be spread on fields, metal detectors have been banned after a bottle cap caused a riot at the beach, and people think "siege mentality" is a positive trait. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Santamar's national animal is the Condor, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Santamar is ranked 21,074th in the world and 1,044th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 80.82 on the Human Development Index.

Most Armed: 2,842ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,134thMost Influential: 3,789thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,485thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,070thLargest Mining Sector: 5,964thLargest Insurance Industry: 6,869thMost Avoided: 7,342ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,870thTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,933rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,371stMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,378thLargest Retail Industry: 14,101stMost Conservative: 15,260thLowest Crime Rates: 16,403rdHighest Poor Incomes: 16,867thHighest Average Incomes: 18,129thMost Authoritarian: 19,593rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 20,260th
Most Armed: 87th in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 197th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 203rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 208th in the regionMost Avoided: 269th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 294th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 315th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 448th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 510th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 678th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 804th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 840th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 861st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 879th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 894th in the regionMost Conservative: 926th in the regionMost Influential: 961st in the region

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