by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,059thMost Influential: 2,062ndHighest Poor Incomes: 5,843rd
The Dictatorship of
Father Knows Best State
Death is just a Statistic
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Trance Empire

Population1.107 billion

CapitalGreat Berlin

AnimalPhoenix Eagle

The Dictatorship of Trance Empire is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its rum-swilling pirates, otherworldly petting zoo, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.107 billion Germans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Great Berlin. The average income tax rate is 86.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Trance Empirean economy, worth 172 trillion Reichsmarks 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 black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. 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 155,992 Reichsmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cheese has become the new icon of political dissent, the nation frequently scolds its subject territories for staying up past bedtime, many politicians are in rehab for minor drug offenses, and Trance Empire's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Trance Empire's national animal is the Phoenix Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Trance Empire is ranked 119,181st in the world and 5,218th in The North Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 131.93 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,059thMost Influential: 2,062ndTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 5,843rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,177thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,655thMost Developed: 9,006thLargest Governments: 9,582ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,093rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,279thLowest Crime Rates: 10,325thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 10,744thMost Cultured: 11,542ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,816thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,929thHighest Average Incomes: 12,119thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,849thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,147thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,196thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,731stSmartest Citizens: 14,049thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,099thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,254thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,260thMost Efficient Economies: 14,887thMost Inclusive: 15,334thLargest Retail Industry: 16,075thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,236thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,490thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,263rdMost Beautiful Environments: 17,411thLargest Black Market: 17,438thHealthiest Citizens: 18,091stLargest Welfare Programs: 19,877th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 271st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 316th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 334th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 402nd in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 461st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 467th in the regionLargest Governments: 476th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 513th in the regionMost Developed: 540th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 566th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 576th in the regionMost Cultured: 577th in the regionLargest Black Market: 581st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 650th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 652nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 669th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 695th in the regionMost Influential: 712th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 715th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 721st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 737th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 750th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 751st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 754th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 765th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 786th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 806th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 876th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 878th in the regionMost Inclusive: 885th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Trance Empire was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Influential, the Top 5% for Highest Average Tax Rates and Largest Governments, and the Top 10% for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Following new legislation in Trance Empire, Trance Empire's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand.
  • : Following new legislation in Trance Empire, many politicians are in rehab for minor drug offenses.
  • : Following new legislation in Trance Empire, the nation frequently scolds its subject territories for staying up past bedtime.
  • : Following new legislation in Trance Empire, cheese has become the new icon of political dissent.
  • : Following new legislation in Trance Empire, the property market is in a bit of a state.
  • : Trance Empire was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Trance Empire voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Nuremgard".
  • : Trance Empire voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Integrity in Law Enforcement".
  • : Following new legislation in Trance Empire, married couples must call each other "darling" or risk a fine.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 179 » Shibutani, The Rhein States, Notyoutopia, Corfad, Guer Aike, Schnuftelland, Territorio di Nessuno, Siwale, Empy, Aeolist, Noahs Second Country, Orado, Newpromisedland, The Endless Eventide, Omnistria, Ihese, Nistriabar, Ethnon, Yaorozu, Unshleepd, Malta Comino Gozo, Wit Noreis, Loli County, Daiz, Great Bights Mum, McMasterdonia, Hamerica, Dreadton, Shadowrik, North Bratislava, Dar es Saalam, Koda-Land, Abject Ludicrosity, Zumlandia, New Lakemba, Pazair, Interdimensional Zone, Zecit, Serendipita Martia, El Fiji Grande, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Dabarastan, Sundred, Sunto, Napnomadia, Woodsend, Praeceps, Avastate, Varola, Fendlium, and 129 others.Xagill, Valhalla123, Selfgradatude, Xentherida, Seenvorland, Votak Matim, 1 very fast endotarter, Maott, Immenium, Wineclaw, The Pantheons, Ravendi, Korovan Isles, Westinor, Kasazzastan, Kranostav, Fizban, Ver Testua, Wisconsota, Zeternia, Frances Francis the First of France, New Octicarg, Pallaith, Yokciq Empire, Joodey, Xatin, Solskjar, The Most Freedom Ever, Valentine Z, Sil Dorsett, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Crader, Glurponia, Astronomical, Fauzjhia, Oceanialia, Mesopotama, The Serdey Islands, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Holy Oranz, Greater Pittsburgh, The Iron Lions, Prydania, U S Eh, The Tampa Bay Rays, Frostcell, Sikol, Saperisole, Zzozona, Qetrela, True Equality For All, Timothea, New Jamgra, Panama Coalition, I Like Killing people, Former English Colony, Libertania Democratica, Fluffy Noodles, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Kocherian, The Canadian Peoples Republic, The Calabash Protectorate, Ihsan, Clan Spaniel, Seanat, Brucklania, Plangainer, Arichia, Damsmel, Highton Islands, PotatoFarmers, Nouvelle-Floride, Unimaginable Doom, Fracie, Maclare, Xyrron, Madjack, Termathe, Pokemanland, Abonland, Pleroma Sans Romans, The Noviosyus, United Kahndaq, Principia Mathematica, Andexia, Xipher, Kragsgale, Simone Republic, Amerian States, Astal Aavors, Illusia and Neverendia, Ultra777, WeKnow, Buckhem, Moubarakistan, Heilhum Imperius, Innocentic, Eschatosia, Vincone Cae, Neu-Galicia, Kenaniahistan, Wilkshire, Runeda, Vathnutum, Harjad, Eywaan, Therizia, Daulatpur, Frahnkzaden, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Unsophisticate, Glanst, Comfed, Amprak, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Lulubellia, Elvoreto, Outer Shenendoah, Magna Banitia, The Kingdom Of Wagies, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Chips and Guac, Navsland, Jestings, Rozarus, Cosmosplosion, and Hardscrabble.

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