by Max Barry

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 4,058thMost Devout: 6,800thMost Conservative: 9,756th
The Holy Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Deus Vult
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population656 million

AnimalNoble Stead

The Holy Empire of Templarusalem is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 656 million Templarusalemites 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Spirituality, with Law & Order, Welfare, and Defense also on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 48.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Templarusalemite economy, worth 33.8 trillion Templarubles a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 51,560 Templarubles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The best-of-the-best athletes have been replaced by the best-of-the-mediocre, corporations cut costs by taking away safety-features on their products, the incidence of wrist sprains is falling, and policemen regularly conduct midnight raids on closed donut shops to 'collect evidence'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Templarusalem's national animal is the Noble Stead, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Templarusalem is ranked 54,617th in the world and 2,446th in Balder for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 511.26 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Most Ignorant Citizens: 4,058thMost Devout: 6,800thMost Conservative: 9,756thTop
Most Authoritarian: 11,749thMost Primitive: 12,977th
Most Ignorant Citizens: 224th in the regionMost Devout: 323rd in the regionMost Conservative: 362nd in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 431st in the regionMost Primitive: 610th in the region

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