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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,031stMost Influential: 7,833rdMost Authoritarian: 9,056th
The Principality of
Psychotic Dictatorship Communist Dictatorship
Might Makes Right
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The Divine Elephant

Population653 million


The Principality of The Divine Elephant is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, fear of technology, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 653 million Elephas Maximi are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Spirituality, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 60.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Elephone economy, worth 43.1 trillion Guilders a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 66,071 Guilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Motivational posters send motorists positive vibes in high-risk areas, the government has cut its subsidies for all special interest groups, the police have been known to wiretap confessional boxes, and invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Divine Elephant's national animal is the Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Divine Elephant is ranked 231,816th in the world and 1,464th in 10000 Islands for Smartest Citizens, with 12.31 quips per hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,031stMost Influential: 7,833rdMost Authoritarian: 9,056thMost Conservative: 11,418thTop
Best Weather: 13,136thSafest: 16,341stMost Devout: 16,375thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,569thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22,586thLargest Welfare Programs: 23,617th
Most Authoritarian: 47th in the regionMost Conservative: 54th in the regionMost Extreme: 77th in the regionTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 105th in the regionMost Devout: 128th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 146th in the region

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