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The Imperium of Arbites

“Sciemus Non Metus”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Diplomat

Location: The Cornellian Empire

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The Imperium of Arbites is a colossal, devout nation, ruled by the Holy Curia with an iron fist, and notable for its prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 7.319 billion Arbitesians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defence, and Religion & Spirituality. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Magus Civitus. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 87%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Uranium Mining industry.

Torture is commonly used to extract information from suspected criminals, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, there are no minimum wage laws, and women who display their ankles are shunned by society. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Arbites's national animal is the Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Magism, and its currency is the Solidus.

Arbites is ranked 42nd in The Cornellian Empire and 111,740th in the world for Longest Average Lifespans, scoring -59 on the Enoch Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 21 hours ago

  • 4 days ago: Arbites was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Retail Industry (last census: Top 10%).
  • 5 days ago: Arbites was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Shortest Average Lifespan (last census: Top 10%).
  • 7 days ago: Arbites was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Cheese Export Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 16 days ago: Arbites was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Avoided (last census: Top 1%).
  • 18 days ago: Arbites was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Authoritarian.
  • 20 days ago: Arbites was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides (last census: Top 10%).
  • 22 days ago: Arbites was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 23 days ago: Arbites was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • 24 days ago: Arbites was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 36 days ago: Arbites was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Extreme (last census: Top 10%).

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