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Most Stationary: 2ndLargest Populations: 122ndBest Weather: 245th
The Holy Empire of
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Population39.468 billion

LeaderEmperor Emmanuel


The Holy Empire of Pogaria is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Emmanuel with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service, smutty television, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 39.468 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.

The large, socially-minded government 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 3,462 trillion kosses a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 87,738 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burning yourself alive is not okay but starving and whipping yourself is fine, the best-of-the-best athletes have been replaced by the best-of-the-mediocre, and the beauty of coastal towns is marred only slightly by all the closed-down storefronts.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 340th in the world and 1st in The Empire for Most Beautiful Environments, with 6,554.13 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Most Stationary: 2ndLargest Populations: 122ndBest Weather: 245thMost Cheerful Citizens: 259thMost Pacifist: 282ndNicest Citizens: 335thMost Beautiful Environments: 340thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 343rdSafest: 389thMost Compassionate Citizens: 417thMost Valuable International Artwork: 470thLowest Crime Rates: 586thLargest Governments: 861stHealthiest Citizens: 871stHighest Average Tax Rates: 913thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,144thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,381stMost Cultured: 1,395thMost Devout: 1,515thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,598thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,623rdSmartest Citizens: 2,109thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 2,853rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,997thHighest Economic Output: 3,803rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,382ndMost Inclusive: 4,527thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,550thMost Influential: 6,018thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,133rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,600thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 15,416thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,226thMost Income Equality: 16,433rdHighest Poor Incomes: 19,393rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Honeydewistania".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Microplastics".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Marrabuk".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Digital Network Defense"".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Blood Donation Safety and Equality Act".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Military Death Penalty Ban".
  • : Pogaria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Dilber".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Prohibition Of Honor-Based Violence".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting the Rights of Labour Unions".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Roavin".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: None.

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