by Max Barry

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Most Stationary: 2ndLargest Populations: 118thBest Weather: 241st
The Holy Empire of
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Population39.032 billion

LeaderEmperor Emmanuel


The Holy Empire of Pogaria is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Emperor Emmanuel with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, keen interest in outer space, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 39.032 billion Pogarians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

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 underdeveloped Pogarian economy, worth a remarkable 3,427 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 87,807 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burning yourself alive is not okay but starving and whipping yourself is fine, the best-of-the-best athletes have been replaced by the best-of-the-mediocre, and the beauty of coastal towns is marred only slightly by all the closed-down storefronts.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 42,524th in the world and 2nd in The Empire for Highest Average Incomes, with 87,807.35 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Stationary: 2ndLargest Populations: 118thBest Weather: 241stMost Cheerful Citizens: 259thMost Pacifist: 271stNicest Citizens: 313thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 331stMost Beautiful Environments: 336thSafest: 369thMost Compassionate Citizens: 393rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 506thLowest Crime Rates: 568thLargest Governments: 847thHealthiest Citizens: 848thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,140thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,245thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,358thMost Cultured: 1,389thMost Devout: 1,494thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,574thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,593rdSmartest Citizens: 2,092ndTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 2,829thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,938thHighest Economic Output: 3,714thMost Inclusive: 4,365thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,403rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,429thMost Influential: 5,963rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,410thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,534thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 15,212thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,997thMost Income Equality: 16,192ndHighest Poor Incomes: 19,354th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Death Penalty Ban".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Fair Treatment of Prisoners".
  • : Pogaria agreed to construct embassies between The Empire and La Plata.
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "International Criminal Protocol"".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Singapore no2".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Radio Standards Act".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Verdant Haven".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Fairness in Collective Bargaining".
  • : Pogaria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "International Road Safety"".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Praeceps".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: None.

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