Such a brave heart, but you'll never be one of us. His Holiness Tzar Carolus of Stygia
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 82nd Most Influential: 420th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 449th
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The Black Cathedral

Population1.122 billion

LeaderHis Holiness Tzar Carolus of Stygia
FaithBlackened Orthodoxy

CurrencyCathedrelian Rouble

The Holy Blessed Orthodoxy of The Black Cathedral is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by His Holiness Tzar Carolus of Stygia with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, ubiquitous missile silos, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.122 billion Cathedrelians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Spirituality, and Industry also on the agenda, while Welfare and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ivaretsk. The average income tax rate is 74.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cathedrelian economy, worth 227 trillion Cathedrelian Roubles 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, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. 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 amazing 202,375 Cathedrelian Roubles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Blood stains the floors of the execution room and the hands of the state, people spend a lot on hair and nails, the nation's new religious police burn blasphemers on bonfires of their own books, and the government maintains that belief brings greater security than money or a roof. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Black Cathedral's national animal is the Kodiak, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Blackened Orthodoxy.

The Black Cathedral is ranked 2,521st in the world and 69th in The North Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 14,771.32 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 82ndMost Influential: 420thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 449thMost Devout: 599thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 646thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,402ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,462ndTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,846thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,356thMost Avoided: 2,371stLargest Mining Sector: 2,521stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,015thMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,402ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,742ndMost Conservative: 3,818thLargest Black Market: 3,884thMost Primitive: 4,881stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,016thHighest Average Incomes: 5,432ndFattest Citizens: 6,625thMost Authoritarian: 7,490thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,188thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 11,879thLargest Governments: 13,171stMost Armed: 13,355thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,881st
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Devout: 27th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 41st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 50th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 58th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 69th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 72nd in the regionMost Avoided: 74th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 90th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 105th in the regionLargest Black Market: 120th in the regionMost Influential: 132nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 133rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 190th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 206th in the regionMost Primitive: 212th in the regionFattest Citizens: 236th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 260th in the regionMost Conservative: 261st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 305th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 453rd in the regionMost Armed: 482nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 578th in the regionLargest Governments: 626th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 681st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 793rd in the regionMost Extreme: 836th in the region

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