“Pro Deo et Patria”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Contender
The Holy Commonwealth of Atrus is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Patrician Nathaniel Mowbry with a fair hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, daily referendums, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 6.346 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, although Education is also considered important, while Social Policy and Administration aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gilead. The average income tax rate is 2.8%.
The very strong Atrusian economy, worth 511 trillion Pounds a year, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 80,619 Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.1 times as much as the poorest.
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, 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.
Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 4 hours ago
- 5 days ago: Atrus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector (last census: Top 10%).
- 6 days ago: Atrus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
- 8 days ago: Atrus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Free.
- 10 days ago: Atrus changed its national nation type to "Holy Commonwealth".
- 18 days ago: Atrus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Fattest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
- 20 days ago: Atrus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Nudest (last census: Top 5%).
- 24 days ago: Atrus endorsed The Holy Empire of Lost Tales.
- 24 days ago: Atrus endorsed The Holy Principality of Rubens III.
- 25 days ago: Atrus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- 30 days ago: Atrus was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Lowest Overall Tax Burden (last census: Top 10%).