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The Empire of Pogging Through The Pain

“We've been through a lot, but we pog through it all!”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Location: The Communist Bloc

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Empire of Pogging Through The Pain is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Our Glorious Emperor Jacob Snykenhower with an iron fist, and notable for its disturbing lack of elderly people, public floggings, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.37 billion Pogging Through The Painians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Pogtopia. The average income tax rate is 70.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Pogging Through The Painian economy, worth 230 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 168,058 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

The restriction that you must be over 1.1 metres tall to ride a carnotaurus has recently been waived, crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, and chemically brainwashed citizens praise Our Glorious Emperor Jacob Snykenhower's name on an hourly basis. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pogging Through The Pain's national animal is the dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Pogism.

Pogging Through The Pain is ranked 231,742nd in the world and 1,686th in The Communist Bloc for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -3.16 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 978thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 3,121stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,280thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,470thMost Secular: 4,591stMost Corrupt Governments: 5,121stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,384thMost Patriotic: 5,647thMost Influential: 6,194thMost Conservative: 6,931stMost Authoritarian: 7,963rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,983rdLargest Black Market: 9,372ndHighest Poor Incomes: 11,222ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,346thHighest Average Incomes: 11,603rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,077thTop
Most Avoided: 14,337thLowest Crime Rates: 16,390thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,718thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,824thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17,934thLargest Governments: 20,400thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,014thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,888thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,127thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 24,152nd
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 30th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 30th in the regionLargest Black Market: 34th in the regionMost Conservative: 41st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 44th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 47th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 57th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 58th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 65th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 69th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 69th in the regionMost Patriotic: 79th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 89th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 108th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 109th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 112th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 123rd in the regionMost Extreme: 135th in the regionMost Secular: 154th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 165th in the region

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