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The Holy Empire of 1C

“Never have children, only grandchildren.”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Lazarus

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The Holy Empire of 1C is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 5.209 billion 1Cians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Commerce, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 97%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Book Publishing industry, followed by Basket Weaving and Gambling.

Almost half of the child population live rough on the streets, sex changes are routinely performed at 1C's hospitals, the fastest growing demographic of porn viewership is twelve to seventeen, and conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. 1C's national animal is the Armadillo, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is a major religion, and its currency is the Paper Butterfly.

1C is ranked 182nd in Lazarus and 3,611th in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 275 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 hours ago

  • 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in 1C, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in 1C, the fastest growing demographic of porn viewership is twelve to seventeen.
  • 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in 1C, sex changes are routinely performed at 1C's hospitals.
  • 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in 1C, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets.
  • 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in 1C, murder rates are on the rise as the popularity of soylent products grows.
  • 13 hours ago: 1C was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 5%).
  • 3 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in 1C, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables.
  • 3 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in 1C, the rich are forced to sell their cars to pay for more police to prevent their cars from being stolen.
  • 3 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in 1C, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day.
  • 3 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in 1C, convicted felons are forced into slavery for their crimes.

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by Max Barry

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