“Pro Deo et Patria”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Contender
The Holy Commonwealth of Atrus is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Patrician Nathaniel Mowbry with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 6.08 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 on the agenda. 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: 1 day 1 hour ago
- 14 days ago: Atrus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Extensive Civil Rights (last census: Top 5%).
- 15 days ago: Atrus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Lowest Overall Tax Burden (last census: Top 5%).
- 20 days ago: Atrus was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Nudest.
- 21 days ago: Atrus endorsed The Empire of Stealthaxonia.
- 21 days ago: Atrus lodged a message on the Catholic Regional Message Board.
- 26 days ago: Atrus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
- 30 days ago: Atrus fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Politically Free.
- 33 days ago: Atrus endorsed The Kingdom of Coparland.
- 33 days ago: Atrus endorsed The Holy Empire of Squitwert.
- 35 days ago: Atrus was endorsed by The Kingdom of Coparland.