The Holy Empire of 1C is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, restrictive gun laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 8.333 billion 1Cians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.
The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 66.5%.
The frighteningly efficient 1Cian economy, worth a remarkable 2,253 trillion Paper Butterflies a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 270,416 Paper Butterflies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.4 times as much as the poorest.
Students abandon classrooms for online education, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, terrified neighbors cower behind concertina wire and machine gun nests, and the number of children one can have is restricted by law. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. 1C's national animal is the Armadillo, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is a major religion.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : 1C was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Crime Rates and Most Rebellious Youth and the Top 5% for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
- : 1C was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
- : 1C was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Nudest.
- : 1C was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Avoided.
- : 1C was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
- : 1C was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
- : 1C was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
- : 1C was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
- : 1C was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
- : 1C was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector, Largest Gambling Industry, Largest Publishing Industry, Largest Cheese Export Sector, and Largest Black Market.