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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:
Superb

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Lazarus

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The Holy Empire of 1C is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 5.005 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 is mainly concerned with Education, although Commerce and Healthcare are on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 96%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Book Publishing industry, followed by Information Technology and Basket Weaving.

Cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, a cyber-war between file sharers and the music industry formats hard drives across the country, and politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income. 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 3,472nd in Lazarus and 110,818th in the world for Best Weather, with -590 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 7 hours ago

  • 96 minutes ago: Following new legislation in 1C, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income.
  • 96 minutes ago: Following new legislation in 1C, a cyber-war between file sharers and the music industry formats hard drives across the country.
  • 1 day 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in 1C, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • 1 day 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in 1C, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates.
  • 1 day 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in 1C, charged suspects often have to wait years before the courts have room to judge their trial.
  • 1 day 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in 1C, shanty towns are forming in the suburbs of major cities.
  • 3 days 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in 1C, the government has begun breaking all large businesses into thousands of mom-and-pop general stores.
  • 3 days 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in 1C, 1C's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in 1C, CEOs and corporate executives are frequently found striking for better stock options.
  • 4 days ago: 1C was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry.

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by Max Barry

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