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The Holy Empire of South Edessa

“Deus Vult”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
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Location: The East Pacific

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Holy Empire of South Edessa is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its closed borders, keen interest in outer space, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 707 million Edessans are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Edessa. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.7%.

The all-consuming South Edessan economy, worth 79.9 trillion Gold Shekels a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 113,005 Gold Shekels, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 583,039 per year while the poor average 11,931, a ratio of 48.9 to 1.

The most popular stadium acts are one-off performances, decongestants have replaced Gold Shekels in street transactions, toy versions of heroin paraphernalia let kids pretend to be their favourite TV characters, and clergy do their best to cover up their old tattoos. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low. South Edessa's national animal is the Sheep, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

South Edessa is ranked 15,044th in the world and 477th in The East Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 79.78 on the Rand Index.

Fattest Citizens: 3,845thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,964thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,164thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,758thMost Devout: 4,791stMost Avoided: 5,302ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,601stLargest Retail Industry: 5,607thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,695thMost Influential: 7,143rdTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,088thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,509thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,995thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,263rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,752ndMost Armed: 13,408thMost Pro-Market: 15,044thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,303rdLargest Publishing Industry: 15,463rdRudest Citizens: 15,739th
Fattest Citizens: 67th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 72nd in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 95th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 100th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 106th in the regionMost Devout: 107th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 121st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 127th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 207th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 235th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 236th in the regionMost Armed: 262nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 285th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 317th in the regionRudest Citizens: 335th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 376th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 399th in the regionMost Influential: 458th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 477th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 556th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 645th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 666th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 684th in the regionMost Cultured: 685th in the region

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