The Catholic Commonwealth of Atrus is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Patrician Nathaniel Mowbry with a fair hand, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, national health service, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.172 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 tiny, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Spirituality, with Education also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Administration are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gilead. The average income tax rate is 2.4%.
The very strong Atrusian economy, worth 691 trillion Pounds a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 84,572 Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.
Tourism spikes whenever a major ship or plane is lost at sea, EpiPen sales have skyrocketed, nude art is becoming wildly popular, and chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Atrus's national animal is the Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.
Atrus is ranked 16th in Catholic and 29,607th in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring 126 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Atrus was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Lost Tales.
- : Atrus endorsed The Federal Portuguese Republic of Dragao da Luz.
- : Atrus was endorsed by The Federal Portuguese Republic of Dragao da Luz.
- : Atrus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
- : Atrus was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Extensive Civil Rights (last census: Top 10%).
- : Atrus was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Cheese Export Sector (last census: Top 10%).
- : Following new legislation in Atrus, chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom.
- : The Catholic Commonwealth of Osbalstium was ravaged by a Zombie Horde from Atrus, infecting 1 million survivors.
- : Atrus was struck by a Cure Missile from The Holy Empire of Wiekszy Polska, curing 14 million infected.
- : Atrus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Nudest (last census: Top 5%).