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The Holy Matriarchy of The Blessed and Holy Land

“Praise be to our Holy Goddess”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Location: The East Pacific

Regional Influence: Sprat

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The Holy Matriarchy of The Blessed and Holy Land is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by the High Priestess with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, pith helmet sales, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 11.79 billion Holylanders 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 minute, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Goddess' Retreat. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Holylandian economy, worth a remarkable 3,617 trillion faith credits a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is an amazing 306,817 faith credits, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,873,709 per year while the poor average 2,761, a ratio of 1,040 to 1.

Boot polish is the favourite lip gloss of entry-level corporate workers, pre-eclampsia in pregnancy is treated with encouragement to take "long soothing walks", many of the poor live from cradle to grave without ever seeing sunlight, and psychological disorders are a taboo subject. Crime is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Blessed and Holy Land's national animal is the cat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Goddess Worship.

The Blessed and Holy Land is ranked 208,587th in the world and 8,911th in The East Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 0.9 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 21stMost Ignorant Citizens: 28thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 32ndLargest Gambling Industry: 39thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 41stMost Devout: 48thFattest Citizens: 68thMost Primitive: 74thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 77thMost Avoided: 117thHighest Crime Rates: 202ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 206thMost Armed: 226thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 255thMost Corrupt Governments: 265thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 269thLargest Retail Industry: 375thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 384thLargest Mining Sector: 388thLargest Insurance Industry: 584thHighest Disposable Incomes: 621stRudest Citizens: 1,034thHighest Average Incomes: 1,838thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,853rdTop
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Highest Economic Output: 3,076thMost Efficient Economies: 3,721stMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,195thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,298thMost Stationary: 6,391stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,411thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,910thTop
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Largest Black Market: 12,821stMost Influential: 14,187thMost Conservative: 14,561stMost Pro-Market: 15,873rd
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Largest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Primitive: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionRudest Citizens: 20th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 37th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 38th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 42nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 79th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 100th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 125th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 147th in the regionLargest Populations: 158th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 163rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 198th in the regionLargest Black Market: 334th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 338th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 699th in the regionMost Extreme: 853rd in the regionMost Conservative: 864th in the region

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