by Max Barry

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Most Stationary: 2ndLargest Populations: 127thBest Weather: 267th
The Holy Empire of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Join us or go to hell.
Founder / WA Delegate
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population41.879 billion

LeaderEmperor Emmanuel


The Holy Empire of Pogaria is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Emperor Emmanuel with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, pith helmet sales, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 41.879 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.

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 3,471 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 82,885 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burning yourself alive is not okay but starving and whipping yourself is fine, the best-of-the-best athletes have been replaced by the best-of-the-mediocre, and the beauty of coastal towns is marred only slightly by all the closed-down storefronts.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 3,829th in the world and 1st in The Empire for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 16,229.21 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most Stationary: 2ndLargest Populations: 127thBest Weather: 267thMost Cheerful Citizens: 272ndMost Pacifist: 337thMost Beautiful Environments: 384thSafest: 420thNicest Citizens: 463rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 527thHighest Average Tax Rates: 552ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 598thLowest Crime Rates: 637thHealthiest Citizens: 930thMost Valuable International Artwork: 946thLargest Governments: 954thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,354thMost Cultured: 1,483rdMost Devout: 1,632ndHighest Food Quality: 1,725thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,748thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,789thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,135thSmartest Citizens: 2,199thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 2,800thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,829thHighest Economic Output: 4,620thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,794thMost Inclusive: 4,930thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,137thMost Influential: 5,953rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,762ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,894thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 15,370thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,380thMost Income Equality: 17,847thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,997th
Most Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pogaria approved the World Assembly proposal "Crime Victims' Rights Act".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "End Collective Punishment".
  • : Pogaria approved the World Assembly proposal "End Collective Punishment".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Safe Disposal of Nuclear Waste".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Confederacy of Layem".
  • : Pogaria approved the World Assembly proposal "Safe Disposal of Nuclear Waste".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Limiting Animal Pathogens".
  • : Pogaria approved the World Assembly proposal "Ending Collective Punishment".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Condemn The Black Hawks"".
  • : Pogaria became WA Delegate of The Empire.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 1 » Very totally free.