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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 578thRudest Citizens: 885thMost Influential: 950th
The Empire of
Praise the lord!!
Emperor Anastacius de Alger
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Population1.925 billion

LeaderEmperor Anastacius de Alger
FaithState Atheism


The Empire of Obelias is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Emperor Anastacius de Alger with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, otherworldly petting zoo, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.925 billion Obeliaians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The tiny, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government is effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, with Education, Defense, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Law & Order and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kazzell. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Obeliasian economy, worth 362 trillion Euros a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an impressive 188,458 Euros, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,036,832 per year while the poor average 17,376, a ratio of 59.7 to 1.

The weather in Kazzell is always 'pigeons with a chance of droppings', charity workers dole out hardtack from behind designer sunglasses, orthopaedics patients often have a bounce in their step, and the new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?". Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Obelias's national animal is the Daflamingo, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is State Atheism.

Obelias is ranked 49,396th in the world and 2,286th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 65.62 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 578thRudest Citizens: 885thMost Influential: 950thHighest Crime Rates: 1,155thLargest Retail Industry: 1,277thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,454thHighest Drug Use: 1,557thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,805thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,991stFattest Citizens: 2,003rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,042ndMost Efficient Economies: 2,079thMost Armed: 2,134thTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,629thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,028thMost Avoided: 3,699thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,587thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,830thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,422ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,441stLargest Gambling Industry: 7,432ndLargest Mining Sector: 7,705thHighest Average Incomes: 7,973rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,287thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,770thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,736thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,153rdTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,680thMost Cultured: 12,836thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,148thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,237thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,770thMost Politically Free: 16,222ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,289thMost Pro-Market: 16,930thSmartest Citizens: 17,026thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,541stMost Extreme: 17,872ndMost Inclusive: 19,062ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 19,271stMost Secular: 19,930thMost Cheerful Citizens: 22,735th
Highest Drug Use: 16th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 45th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 49th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 56th in the regionRudest Citizens: 59th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 62nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 63rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 64th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 64th in the regionMost Armed: 71st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 73rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 87th in the regionMost Politically Free: 89th in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 104th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 131st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 159th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 181st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 193rd in the regionMost Extreme: 216th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 217th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 248th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 257th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 290th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 306th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 315th in the regionMost Influential: 353rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 377th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 390th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 407th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 563rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 577th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 603rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 627th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 629th in the regionMost Cultured: 657th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 705th in the regionNudest: 726th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 784th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 866th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 892nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Obelias voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Quebecshire".
  • : Obelias voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Convicted Voters".
  • : Obelias was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Obelias, the new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?".
  • : Following new legislation in Obelias, orthopaedics patients often have a bounce in their step.
  • : Following new legislation in Obelias, charity workers dole out hardtack from behind designer sunglasses.
  • : Following new legislation in Obelias, the weather in Kazzell is always 'pigeons with a chance of droppings'.
  • : Obelias endorsed The Caspian Commonwealth of Dabarastan.
  • : Following new legislation in Obelias, weather reports simply advise Obeliaians to 'look outside'.
  • : Following new legislation in Obelias, bars are packed at all hours.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 258 » Lulubellia, Aerilia, Koda-Land, Tir na Saoirse Alainn, Orado, Pytong, Bankowiata, Shibutani, Yaorozu, Omnistria, Great Bights Mum, Heilhum Imperius, Guer Aike, Dreadton, Dar es Saalam, Hamerica, Corfad, Pleroma Sans Romans, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Zzozona, Notyoutopia, Loutsland, North Bratislava, The Serdey Islands, Imperial Pieserged, Hardscrabble, Siwale, Interdimensional Zone, Outer Shenendoah, Territorio di Nessuno, WeKnow, Empy, Brucklania, The Tampa Bay Rays, Kragsgale, Ethnon, Votak Matim, Valentine Z, Newpromisedland, The Pantheons, Sikol, Former English Colony, New Lakemba, Draconian Progression, Vexilia, Manticore utopia, Slyakanya, East Akra, Kranostav, Selfgradatude, and 208 others.David Davidson, Dangine, Eywaan, Holy Oranz, Sevinland, SORT, Pleasuretown, Venicea, Simone Republic, Yokciq Empire, Malta Comino Gozo, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Odelinor, Crusadam, El Fiji Grande, Cretox State, Pasargad, Western Vapia, Sunto, The Bureaucratic Territories, Altivia, Joodey, 1 very fast endotarter, The Pleiads, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Sil Dorsett, Wineclaw, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Yellops, Seenvorland, Ravendi, Frances Francis the First of France, Esplandia, Nodnarb, Tvers, Wilkshire, Ardretia, Termathe, The Vistula, Ing Comashki, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Daiz, Drutopia Insomnia, Shadowrik, The Jerichowan Country, Xipher, Chukstik Illahi, The Rhein States, Climeria, Ozstan, The Canadian Peoples Republic, Zokk, Seijitsu, Blyskalia, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Republica Guilleana, Strongwill, Gendirt, Humptalumpta, Pallaith, Port Naga, Free Atlantis, Star Kingdom, The Iron Lions, United Kahndaq, Godwanna, Galbadiana, Bharathvarsh, Svenskskit, Libertania Democratica, His Enduring Majesty, Illusia and Neverendia, Glurponia, Wisconsota, Darkmondoria, The Endless Eventide, Barabolia, Xagill, Nuronte, Xentherida, Zyvetskistaahn, Runeda, A Salmon Named Harold, Planes, Super Girl, Madjack, The Mazur Empire, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Sachi, Muqatil, KhalChicken, Lucedeia, Free Culture, Arimbia, Panama Coalition, Wooleystan, McMasterdonia, Testnation223, Moubarakistan, Zemnaya Svoboda, Chips and Guac, Kingdom of KHATTAB, BrightFutures, Zemper Macro, Vesteysia, AmManies, Valgarda, Walter Jackson, Partax, Clan Spaniel, Aeolist, The Austro Germanic Union, Beasluxia, Central Ryal, Cloydicia, Duryanistan, Figyjharli, Travislavania, Svenskan, Maott, Wapistan, PotatoFarmers, Abiswashyo-bhumi, The Ultimate Republic, Nova Arcania, Kromi, Aryan Homeland, Nation1812, Siforpeo, Shotokonia, Servilis, Randomcountryland, Tyirza, Nationeer, Folenz, Xyrron, San Felipe, Ellbonnia, TyGerria, Korean-Joseon, Mon Island, Steampunk Ariel, Qurtuba, New Celoveniortan, Viridiann, Jaxikistan, Phoronu, Cajland, ForestMythal, Kim Da-mi, Defense For The World Assembly, Britle, Jovian Knights, Capablanca, Seanat, Tsandonown, Free States of Marina, Atlunartemis, Libvillia, Katuda, Greater Ale Permars, Ariele, Fraystonia, Merconitonitopia, Eternal Dominion, Andanavia, Kastonvia, Mazdia, Francois Isidore, Novremia, Card Kingdom, Sopernia, Nikhilesh23, Apollo Park, Liminyj, Enomeni Ipeiros, Bearical, Drueste, Fizban, Unshleepd, Kinitopia, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, British-Australia, Alcavia, Lionia, Sahriastan, The Calabash Protectorate, Perikuresu, Que Lukustinardon, The Blazeland Administration, Geraldina, Ahssn, Anonim, ROM, Tibus Heth, Nimarya, Pazair, Laxoimia, Nordic-British Union, East Supple Lund, Communist republic of Kaiden, Harmonypine, Tringapore, United Capitalist Provinces, Praeceps, Palgo, Cam Zazi, and Dabarastan.

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