“Pro Deo et Patria”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Contender
The Holy Commonwealth of Atrus is a colossal, devout nation, ruled by Patrician Nathaniel Mowbry with a fair hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 5.954 billion Atrusians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The large government concentrates mainly on Religion & Spirituality, although Education and Law & Order are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gilead. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Book Publishing, Pizza Delivery, and Information Technology industries.
The explosive fireball of the disintegrating space shuttle has devastated Cape Atrus, only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations, the government is funneling billions into Cape Atrus following the shuttle crash, and administrative districts are increasingly defined by their taste in housing architecture. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is a problem. Atrus's national animal is the Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Roman Catholicism, and its currency is the Pound.
Most Recent Government Activity: 4 days ago
- 4 days ago: Atrus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
- 8 days ago: Atrus fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Politically Free.
- 12 days ago: Atrus endorsed The Kingdom of Coparland.
- 12 days ago: Atrus endorsed The Holy Empire of Squitwert.
- 13 days ago: Atrus was endorsed by The Kingdom of Coparland.
- 13 days ago: Atrus was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Squitwert.
- 14 days ago: Atrus's influence in Catholic rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
- 23 days ago: Atrus lodged a message on the Catholic Regional Message Board.
- 25 days ago: Atrus's influence in Catholic fell from "Contender" to "Negotiator".
- 26 days ago: The Catholic Commonwealth of Osbalstium was cleansed by a Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Atrus, killing 104 million zombies.