by Max Barry

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Most Devout: 4,101st Most Cheerful Citizens: 9,608th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,629th
The Holy Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists Champions of Commerce
Nihil Sine Deo
Kaiser Wilhelm von Wermarn-Arnburg
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population10.784 billion

LeaderKaiser Wilhelm von Wermarn-Arnburg

CurrencyPound Sterling

The Holy Empire of Selven is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Kaiser Wilhelm von Wermarn-Arnburg with an iron fist, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, anti-smoking policies, and national health service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 10.784 billion Bunische are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Selvensburg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 68.7%.

The powerhouse Selvenian economy, worth 817 trillion Pound Sterlings a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Tourism, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 75,786 Pound Sterlings, with the richest citizens earning 6.4 times as much as the poorest.

No-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium, baby boys who pick up pink crayons are sent to a psychiatric ward, the nation is currently revamping its entire education system, and the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Selven's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Protestantism.

Selven is ranked 157,786th in the world and 7th in The Holy Reich of Bunicken for Most Inclusive, scoring 58.12 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

Most Devout: 4,101stTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 9,608thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,629thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,833rdHealthiest Citizens: 13,197thLargest Black Market: 13,534thBest Weather: 14,301stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,127thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,531stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,543rdHighest Economic Output: 17,291st
Nicest Citizens: 1st in the region

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