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Most Influential: 1,288thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,559thMost Devout: 3,239th
The Golden Kingdom of
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The Oriental Empire

Population5.575 billion

LeaderAthanasia II
FaithEastern Orthodoxy

CurrencyPax Romana
AnimalCanis lupus

The Golden Kingdom of The Oriental Empire is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Athanasia II with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless, devout population of 5.575 billion Orientals enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Constantinople. The average income tax rate is 93.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Oriental economy, worth 904 trillion Pax Romanas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 162,295 Pax Romanas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The Oriental Empire has been recently classified as an international menace after 'liberating' several nearby territories, garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau', thieves find battery shops juicier targets than banks, and Athanasia II's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Oriental Empire's national animal is the Canis lupus, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Eastern Orthodoxy.

The Oriental Empire is ranked 22,048th in the world and 186th in Europe for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 5,376.98 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 1,288thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,559thTop
Most Devout: 3,239thLowest Crime Rates: 3,997thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,771stMost Efficient Economies: 5,013thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,050thLargest Governments: 6,619thMost Developed: 6,773rdSafest: 6,845thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,022ndMost Subsidized Industry: 7,082ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,498thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,753rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,781stMost Advanced Public Education: 8,417thSmartest Citizens: 8,571stLongest Average Lifespans: 9,354thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,886thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,352ndRudest Citizens: 10,547thHighest Average Incomes: 11,787thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 12,056thBest Weather: 12,263rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,286thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,642ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,799thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,257thMost Cultured: 14,086thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,204thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,138thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,350thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,602ndLargest Welfare Programs: 20,286thHighest Economic Output: 20,743rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22,048th
Most Devout: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 43rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 58th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 60th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 61st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 67th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 85th in the regionLargest Governments: 91st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 91st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 95th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 101st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 106th in the regionSafest: 116th in the regionRudest Citizens: 120th in the region

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