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Most Influential: 7thLowest Crime Rates: 215thHighest Average Tax Rates: 227th
The Holy Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Worship the Banner or be destroyed!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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An Clar

Population28.243 billion

LeaderGaius Melkor

Currencybanner yoyo

The Holy Empire of An Clar is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Gaius Melkor with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 28.243 billion Clarians 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, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare are also considered important, while International Aid is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Inis. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but inefficient Clarian economy, worth a remarkable 4,267 trillion banner yoyoes 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 dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 151,089 banner yoyoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

The government is paving paradises to put up parking lots, psychiatrists that date patients are congratulated on their romantic conquests, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, and people's charity begins and ends at home. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. An Clar's national animal is the magpie, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Melkorianism.

An Clar is ranked 174,365th in the world and 881st in Europe for Most Pro-Market, scoring -70.22 on the Rand Index.

Most Influential: 7thLowest Crime Rates: 215thHighest Average Tax Rates: 227thLargest Governments: 250thMost Corrupt Governments: 576thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 680thMost Devout: 816thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,105thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,184thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,433rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,627thSmartest Citizens: 1,655thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,683rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,022ndTop
Most Cultured: 2,109thHighest Economic Output: 2,344thLargest Populations: 2,517thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,511thMost Stationary: 3,951stMost Advanced Public Education: 5,125thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,036thNudest: 6,135thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,804thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,938thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,990thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,248thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 10,686thHighest Average Incomes: 13,195thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,746thLargest Agricultural Sector: 18,263rdMost Authoritarian: 18,289thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,140th
Lowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionMost Devout: 11th in the regionMost Stationary: 12th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 23rd in the regionNudest: 28th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 32nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 41st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 45th in the regionMost Cultured: 46th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 68th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 81st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 86th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 87th in the region

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