by Max Barry

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Most Stationary: 2ndLargest Populations: 126thBest Weather: 247th
The Holy Empire of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
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Population39.859 billion

LeaderEmperor Emmanuel


The Holy Empire of Pogaria is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Emperor Emmanuel with a fair hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, hatred of cheese, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 39.859 billion Pogarians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

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 3,508 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 88,023 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burning yourself alive is not okay but starving and whipping yourself is fine, the best-of-the-best athletes have been replaced by the best-of-the-mediocre, and the beauty of coastal towns is marred only slightly by all the closed-down storefronts.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 227,898th in the world and 2nd in The Empire for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring -9.49 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Most Stationary: 2ndLargest Populations: 126thBest Weather: 247thMost Cheerful Citizens: 259thMost Pacifist: 282ndMost Beautiful Environments: 346thNicest Citizens: 346thSafest: 388thMost Compassionate Citizens: 450thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 500thHighest Average Tax Rates: 520thMost Valuable International Artwork: 546thLowest Crime Rates: 598thLargest Governments: 868thHealthiest Citizens: 880thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,152ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,377thMost Cultured: 1,404thMost Devout: 1,535thHighest Food Quality: 1,565thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,606thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,644thSmartest Citizens: 2,105thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 2,808thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,999thHighest Economic Output: 3,873rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,237thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,388thMost Inclusive: 4,670thMost Influential: 6,002ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,182ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,350thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 15,249thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,893rdMost Income Equality: 15,956thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,975th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pogaria was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Food Quality.
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Prohibition Of Unwarranted Digital Surveillance".
  • : Pogaria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Fairness in Elections".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend HumanSanity".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Imprisoned Youths".
  • : Pogaria set the regional banner of The Empire.
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Safety and Integrity in Conflict Journalism".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Altmoras".
  • : Pogaria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom of dress".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Deadeye Jack".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: None.

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