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Most Influential: 2,322ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,391stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,759th
The Hungarian boi of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Fear is a form of loyalty
Eternal Emperor
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Encurage

Population2.283 billion

CapitalMalon
LeaderEternal Emperor
FaithEmperorism

CurrencyMosth
AnimalGreat White Shark

The Hungarian boi of Encurage is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Eternal Emperor with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, free-roaming dinosaurs, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.283 billion Encurageans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Malon. The average income tax rate is 67.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Encuragean economy, worth 289 trillion Mosths a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Cheese Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 126,854 Mosths, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Kids these days know how to throw a proper punch, Eternal Emperor is the self-declared God of all Encurage, military instructors tire of being asked for another bedtime story by seven-year-old conscripts, and the children of Encurage are often remarked upon for their cheery attitude to extreme violence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Encurage's national animal is the Great White Shark, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Emperorism.

Encurage is ranked 104,184th in the world and 2,435th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 1,252.09 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most Influential: 2,322ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,391stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,759thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,685thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,927thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 10,660thHealthiest Citizens: 11,859thMost Secular: 12,336thMost Developed: 12,809thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,850thBest Weather: 13,186thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,953rdLargest Black Market: 15,424thMost Authoritarian: 15,965thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,174thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,309thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,509thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17,028thLowest Crime Rates: 18,160thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19,405thHighest Average Incomes: 19,820th
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Most Influential: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 172nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 182nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 197th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 219th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 251st in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 268th in the regionMost Developed: 293rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 294th in the regionBest Weather: 298th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 361st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 366th in the regionMost Secular: 374th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 379th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 385th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 415th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 445th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 492nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 514th in the regionLargest Black Market: 514th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 527th in the region

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