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Lowest Crime Rates: 1,183rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,427thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,689th
The Scary Eye of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
It's too bad stupidity isn't painful.
Magus L
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Church of Satan

Population17.407 billion

CapitalThe Decompression Chamber
LeaderMagus L
FaithSatanism

CurrencyGreed
AnimalSin

The Scary Eye of The Church of Satan is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Magus L with an iron fist, and renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, vat-grown people, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 17.407 billion Satanians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Decompression Chamber. The average income tax rate is 98.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Satanian economy, worth a remarkable 3,091 trillion Greeds 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 Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 177,607 Greeds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Decompression Chamber spends billions upgrading public transport, young people avoid opening doors for the elderly with impunity, paranoid museum guards keep a lookout for any animated displays attempting to escape the premises after dark, and the nation's new foreign policy of 'very disproportionate retribution' has its neighbors on edge. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Church of Satan's national animal is the Sin, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Satanism.

The Church of Satan is ranked 11,274th in the world and 272nd in the Rejected Realms for Best Weather, with 204 Meters Of Sunlight.

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Lowest Crime Rates: 1,183rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,427thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,689thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,808thHealthiest Citizens: 1,967thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,317thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,337thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,392ndTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,869thLargest Governments: 2,925thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,135thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,436thMost Cultured: 3,490thMost Developed: 3,521stHighest Poor Incomes: 3,881stMost Efficient Economies: 3,978thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,982ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,309thHighest Economic Output: 4,580thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,690thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,618thSmartest Citizens: 7,047thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,337thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,966thMost Secular: 8,225thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,214thHighest Average Incomes: 9,341stLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,845thBest Weather: 11,274thLargest Populations: 11,399thMost Influential: 12,095thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 12,668thMost Income Equality: 20,414thLargest Black Market: 23,691st
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Lowest Crime Rates: 32nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 43rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 49th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 52nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 57th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 65th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 84th in the regionMost Developed: 90th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 99th in the regionMost Cultured: 103rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 106th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 106th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 107th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 108th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 112th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 113th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 123rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 123rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 155th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 158th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 178th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 212th in the regionLargest Populations: 215th in the regionMost Influential: 216th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 218th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 225th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 226th in the regionMost Secular: 253rd in the regionBest Weather: 272nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 308th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 319th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 464th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 513th in the regionMost Income Equality: 532nd in the regionNudest: 684th in the region

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