by Max Barry

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Most Stationary: 2ndLargest Populations: 117thMost Cheerful Citizens: 267th
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Population42.621 billion

LeaderEmperor Emmanuel


The Holy Empire of Pogaria is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Emmanuel with a fair hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, keen interest in outer space, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 42.621 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 sluggish Pogarian economy, worth a remarkable 3,354 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 78,712 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burning yourself alive is not okay but starving and whipping yourself is fine, the best-of-the-best athletes have been replaced by the best-of-the-mediocre, and the beauty of coastal towns is marred only slightly by all the closed-down storefronts.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 44,260th in the world and 2nd in The Empire for Most Developed, scoring 69.25 on the Human Development Index.

Most Stationary: 2ndLargest Populations: 117thMost Cheerful Citizens: 267thBest Weather: 279thMost Pacifist: 385thMost Beautiful Environments: 390thSafest: 423rdNicest Citizens: 512thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 541stHighest Average Tax Rates: 590thLowest Crime Rates: 650thMost Compassionate Citizens: 721stHealthiest Citizens: 981stLargest Governments: 1,008thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,190thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,433rdMost Cultured: 1,552ndMost Devout: 1,678thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,875thHighest Food Quality: 1,886thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,115thSmartest Citizens: 2,240thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,381stMost Rebellious Youth: 2,803rdTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 4,437thHighest Economic Output: 5,026thMost Inclusive: 5,079thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,220thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,615thMost Influential: 5,837thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,436thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,152ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,598thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 15,605thMost Income Equality: 17,353rdHighest Poor Incomes: 23,876th
Most Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pogaria was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Pogaria approved the World Assembly proposal "Deposit Insurance Fund".
  • : Pogaria lodged a message on the The Empire Regional Message Board.
  • : Pogaria approved the World Assembly proposal "Sex Worker Protections Act".
  • : Pogaria was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Minimum Payment Act".
  • : Pogaria approved the World Assembly proposal "Minimum Payment Act".
  • : Pogaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend G-Tech Corporation".
  • : Pogaria approved the World Assembly proposal "Commend G-Tech Corporation".
  • : Pogaria approved the World Assembly proposal "Right to Self-Defence".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 2 » Heruho Japan and Very totally free.