by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 490thLowest Crime Rates: 711thMost Developed: 1,054th
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Failure is not fatal.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.438 billion

LeaderJameson King


The Empire of Tertania is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Jameson King with an iron fist, and notable for its digital currency, prohibition of alcohol, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 5.438 billion Tertanians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Isonphis. The average income tax rate is 98.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Tertanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,341 trillion Tertans a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 246,696 Tertans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

History textbook pages are used as impromptu tissues by distraught students, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed, the needs of the living outweigh the needs of the dead, and military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tertania's national animal is the raven, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Tertania is ranked 490th in the world and 3rd in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Most Secular, with 99.19 Atheism Rate.

Most Secular: 490thLowest Crime Rates: 711thMost Developed: 1,054thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,261stHealthiest Citizens: 1,447thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,489thLargest Governments: 1,531stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,703rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,788thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,878thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,931stMost Influential: 1,981stMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,065thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,173rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,190thSmartest Citizens: 2,376thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 3,163rdBest Weather: 3,386thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,392ndMost Efficient Economies: 3,445thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,602ndHighest Average Incomes: 3,646thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,359thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,585thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,902ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,311thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,316thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,185thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,020thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 13,222ndHighest Economic Output: 13,445thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,633rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20,308thLargest Insurance Industry: 21,116thMost Authoritarian: 23,563rd
Most Developed: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 14th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 17th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 26th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 26th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 28th in the region

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