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Most Stationary: 2ndLargest Populations: 118thMost Cheerful Citizens: 270th
The Holy Empire of
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Population42.684 billion

LeaderEmperor Emmanuel


The Holy Empire of Pogaria is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Emperor Emmanuel with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 42.684 billion Pogarians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dominion. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but sluggish Pogarian economy, worth a remarkable 3,271 trillion kosses a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 76,649 kosses, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The law says that all Pogarians are created equal — no matter how they were created, burning yourself alive is not okay but starving and whipping yourself is fine, the best-of-the-best athletes have been replaced by the best-of-the-mediocre, and the beauty of coastal towns is marred only slightly by all the closed-down storefronts. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pogaria's national animal is the phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Truthism.

Pogaria is ranked 44,564th in the world and 2nd in The Empire for Most Developed, scoring 69.02 on the Human Development Index.

Most Stationary: 2ndLargest Populations: 118thMost Cheerful Citizens: 270thBest Weather: 280thMost Pacifist: 389thMost Beautiful Environments: 395thSafest: 424thNicest Citizens: 519thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 542ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 595thLowest Crime Rates: 657thMost Compassionate Citizens: 726thHealthiest Citizens: 988thLargest Governments: 1,015thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,219thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,444thMost Cultured: 1,557thMost Devout: 1,704thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,880thHighest Food Quality: 1,891stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,239thSmartest Citizens: 2,246thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,577thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,795thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 4,738thMost Inclusive: 5,068thHighest Economic Output: 5,236thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,573rdMost Influential: 5,830thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,894thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,003rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,900thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 14,951stMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,573rdMost Income Equality: 16,742ndHighest Poor Incomes: 24,828th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Fauxia".
  • : Pogaria lodged a message on the The Empire Regional Message Board.
  • : Pogaria approved the World Assembly proposal "Ship Recycling and Breaking Protocols".
  • : Pogaria approved the World Assembly proposal "Commend Fauxia".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Esternial".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Deposit Insurance Fund".
  • : Pogaria agreed to construct embassies between The Empire and Raxulan Empire.
  • : Pogaria was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Pogaria approved the World Assembly proposal "Deposit Insurance Fund".
  • : Pogaria lodged a message on the The Empire Regional Message Board.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 1 » Very totally free.