The Holy Empire of 1C is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, smutty television, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 6.691 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 66.9%.
The frighteningly efficient 1Cian economy, worth a remarkable 1,818 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 271,846 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 fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Public Sector.
- : 1C was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Inclusive.
- : 1C was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Inclusive.
- : 1C was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector (last census: Top 5%).
- : 1C was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
- : 1C fell out of the world Top 5% for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
- : 1C fell out of the regional Top 5% for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
- : 1C was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry (last census: Top 5%).
- : 1C was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist.
- : 1C was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.