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Most Devout: 356thMost Ignorant Citizens: 574thFattest Citizens: 704th
The Holy Empire of
Corporate Police State Entrepreneurial Freedom Zone
Deus, patria, industria
His Most Holiest Eternal Emperor Thalt
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population3.571 billion

CapitalThalt City
LeaderHis Most Holiest Eternal Emperor Thalt

CurrencyEmperian Coin

The Holy Empire of Thaltopia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by His Most Holiest Eternal Emperor Thalt with an iron fist, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, compulsory gun ownership, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.571 billion Thaltians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thalt City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 36.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Thaltopian economy, worth 876 trillion Emperian Coins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 245,513 Emperian Coins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 748,853 per year while the poor average 62,430, a ratio of 12.0 to 1.

Government statistics suggest 115% of the population love His Most Holiest Eternal Emperor Thalt, paralegals spend all day Hewlett-Packing attorneys' law briefs, a milk bath costs more than bathing in money, and ports have ground to a halt as no boat can reach them without trespassing. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Thaltopia's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Thaltism.

Thaltopia is ranked 704th in the world and 3rd in Lands End for Fattest Citizens, with 69.64 Obesity Rate.

Most Devout: 356thMost Ignorant Citizens: 574thFattest Citizens: 704thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 755thLargest Retail Industry: 817thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 869thMost Avoided: 1,183rdLargest Gambling Industry: 1,258thMost Primitive: 1,735thMost Armed: 2,056thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,154thTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,629thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,733rdMost Efficient Economies: 2,896thLargest Mining Sector: 2,906thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,984thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,165thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,298thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,493rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,590thHighest Average Incomes: 3,699thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,795thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,074thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,230thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,671stRudest Citizens: 4,905thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,983rdLargest Black Market: 5,026thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,248thNudest: 6,946thMost Influential: 10,417thMost Conservative: 10,728thTop
Largest Governments: 14,371stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17,043rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,840thMost Pro-Market: 20,767thHighest Economic Output: 21,518thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,713th
Most Devout: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Extreme: 12th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 15th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18th in the regionMost Conservative: 19th in the regionMost Stationary: 20th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 20th in the region

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