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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,921st Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,412th Highest Poor Incomes: 3,706th
The Meritocratic Empire of
Democratic Socialists
Discipline, Integrity and Progress
Emperor Tobias von Menelios
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Chols Worithopia

Population1.463 billion

CapitalLionsgate
LeaderEmperor Tobias von Menelios
FaithImperial Orthodox Catholicism

CurrencyDigital Florin
AnimalWhite Speckled Lion

The Meritocratic Empire of Chols Worithopia is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Emperor Tobias von Menelios with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, devout population of 1.463 billion Chols Worithopians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lionsgate. The average income tax rate is 81.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Chols Worithopian economy, worth 240 trillion Digital Florins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 164,720 Digital Florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dinner parties often end in politically charged fist fights, children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "love and peace!" as a way of life, meat-eating is frowned upon, and conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Chols Worithopia's national animal is the White Speckled Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Imperial Orthodox Catholicism.

Chols Worithopia is ranked 150,832nd in the world and 5,682nd in The East Pacific for Most Secular, with 12.28 Atheism Rate.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,921stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,412thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,706thMost Influential: 3,895thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,921stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,202ndMost Developed: 6,381stMost Cultured: 6,990thSmartest Citizens: 7,329thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,451stTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 8,709thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,004thLargest Governments: 9,066thHealthiest Citizens: 9,209thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,577thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,612thHighest Average Incomes: 10,043rdMost Advanced Public Education: 10,311thLowest Crime Rates: 10,710thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,139thMost Efficient Economies: 11,208thMost Inclusive: 11,392ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,322ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,943rdNicest Citizens: 13,309thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,802ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,141stMost Beautiful Environments: 14,413thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,503rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,575th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 47th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 87th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 92nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 141st in the regionMost Cultured: 174th in the regionMost Developed: 180th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 184th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 190th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 195th in the regionLargest Governments: 204th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 216th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 226th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 228th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 249th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 254th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 256th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 262nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 262nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 274th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 286th in the regionMost Influential: 286th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 308th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 328th in the regionMost Inclusive: 332nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 359th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 368th in the regionNicest Citizens: 383rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 396th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 401st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 403rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 478th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 502nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 577th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 598th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Chols Worithopia, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • : Following new legislation in Chols Worithopia, meat-eating is frowned upon.
  • : Following new legislation in Chols Worithopia, children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "love and peace!" as a way of life.
  • : Following new legislation in Chols Worithopia, dinner parties often end in politically charged fist fights.
  • : Following new legislation in Chols Worithopia, serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk.
  • : Chols Worithopia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Chols Worithopia, janitors and factory workers are often better educated than the bosses they work for.
  • : Following new legislation in Chols Worithopia, Tom and Jerry cartoons have cat and mouse resolving their problems with reasoned discussion.
  • : Following new legislation in Chols Worithopia, the working classes live and die on the fields of the farming communes.
  • : Following new legislation in Chols Worithopia, the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop.

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