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Most Primitive: 1,564th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,670th Most Influential: 5,709th
The Barony of
Psychotic Dictatorship
We Will Endure
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Empire of the Clarence

Population1.501 billion

Currencyguilder
Animalfalcon

The Barony of The Empire of the Clarence is a massive, orderly nation, renowned for its ban on automobiles, anti-smoking policies, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.501 billion Empire of the Clarenceans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 44.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Empire of the Clarencean economy, worth 89.1 trillion guilders 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 Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Basket Weaving. 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 59,367 guilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia, the secret service is working overtime to find anyone publishing unauthorized material about Leader, soldiers are equipped with multi-million guilder battlesuits, and ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Empire of the Clarence's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

The Empire of the Clarence is ranked 11,287th in the world and 513th in The North Pacific for Most Devout, with 1,883.79 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Primitive: 1,564thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,670thTop
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Most Influential: 5,709thMost Authoritarian: 7,668thTop
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Most Devout: 11,287thMost Conservative: 11,782ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 13,508thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,964th
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Most Primitive: 61st in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 450th in the regionMost Devout: 513th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 551st in the regionMost Conservative: 668th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 744th in the regionMost Extreme: 835th in the regionLargest Black Market: 868th in the region

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