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The Empire of Bathera

“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Location: Europe

Regional Influence: Squire

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The Empire of Bathera is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Elam Ol'ced IV with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, aversion to nipples, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.206 billion Batherans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bathera City. The average income tax rate is 49.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Batheran economy, worth a remarkable 1,951 trillion Baht a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 237,765 Baht, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The new hit series "Bathera's Got Trauma" has corporate executives fleeing the country, serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk, the price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm, and the arms industry is strictly regulated. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Bathera's national animal is the Bat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Christianity.

Bathera is ranked 233,627th in the world and 1,104th in Europe for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -12.96 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Influential: 447thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 910thMost Devout: 1,102ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,156thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,164thHealthiest Citizens: 1,270thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,575thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,089thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,141stTop
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Most Developed: 2,445thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,837thLowest Crime Rates: 2,882ndSmartest Citizens: 2,972ndMost Cultured: 3,804thHighest Average Incomes: 4,027thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,277thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,308thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,499thLargest Black Market: 5,659thMost Efficient Economies: 5,875thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,937thNudest: 7,482ndHighest Economic Output: 8,442ndMost Beautiful Environments: 9,335thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,278thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,635thTop
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Largest Governments: 12,187thBest Weather: 12,458thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,437thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,283rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,372ndMost Advanced Public Education: 20,311thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,306th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Devout: 16th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 21st in the regionNudest: 25th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 27th in the regionLargest Black Market: 31st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 34th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 35th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 36th in the regionMost Developed: 44th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 44th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 45th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 53rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 57th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 58th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 73rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 82nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 84th in the regionMost Influential: 86th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 102nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 108th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 109th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 113th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 117th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 108 » Saint Domingo, Republic of Satherland, St Scarlett, Thracia Republic, Yahlia, Walfo, Northern German Federation, Trixeland, Prussian-Union, Dark Matter, Jim the Baptist, Stromia, Sicilian Imperial-Capitalist Empire, Eritei, Super Happy Land, The New Nordic Union, Elisabethshagen, Feria-Alkaline, The Fair Republic, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Irminsulia, An Clar, New Touraine, Chioganah, Leranditale, Outer Sparta, Alsted, The Champions League, Invernessia, Pilipinas and Malaya, Someseni, Regnum Italiae, Thils, Destyntine, Nardin, Umeria, Savinecross, North of Americas, Moravian-Silesian Kingdom, Heinsbergen, Lyallpur, Zarulia, Shaor, Ausvelt, United Engiresco, Abject Ludicrosity, The Seven Provinces, North Batica, Grodisze, New Petra, and 58 others.Chronus, The Kingdom of Denmark, Terdiatlans, Wombelland, Jahass, Imperium Germaniae, Mons Graupius, State Of Kian, Bareu, Nuweland, Wessex and Cornwall, The Templar Papal New State, Viktorias, The Reunited Yugoslavs, Estoniia, Vieternozsk, Othenhiem, Leiningerland, Evergreen Keys, Sienkahn, Azitupia, NorthPortugal, Enway, Seims, Armbruster, Meropis, Rivierenland, Nea Europa, Sukitopia, Kalifer and Baska, Lohika, Ukallingrad, Crestphalia, Drew Durrnil, Owlograd, Imperium Anglorum, GanymedEuropa, Vostokian Union, Soviet Krussia, The New Mexican Confederation, Dizgovzy, Pavaludia, The Pontic State, BETTER CANADA, Esvonia, The British Royalist Union, Galway-Dublin, Le Vichy France, Apabeossie, The States of Texas and Arkansas, YellowJapan, Epistimi Evimeria, Quentenia, Arlanisa, Kanokla, Great New Sealand, The Young Ur, and Anskerdank.