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The Holy Empire of Pope Joan

“Pistis”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Envoy

Location: Europeia

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The Holy Empire of Pope Joan is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Pope Joan with a fair hand, and renowned for its absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 11.903 billion Pope Joaners hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, liberal individuals juggles the competing demands of Commerce, Healthcare, and Education. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pistis City. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, and Soda Sales industries.

Organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event, parents are held criminally responsible for their children's crimes, and the art of conversation has been rediscovered. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Pope Joan's national animal is the tarepanda, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the soul.

Pope Joan is ranked 260th in Europeia and 28,391st in the world for Most Cultured, scoring 6 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 hours ago

  • 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pope Joan, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.
  • 1 day 3 hours ago: Pope Joan was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Fattest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
  • 1 day 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pope Joan, parents are held criminally responsible for their children's crimes.
  • 2 days 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pope Joan, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event.
  • 2 days 17 hours ago: Pope Joan was endorsed by The United States of The Knights who say Neee.
  • 3 days 3 hours ago: Pope Joan was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens (last census: #1).
  • 3 days 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pope Joan, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Pope Joan, government officials across Pope Joan are being "encouraged" to adopt tarepandas to set an example for the populace.
  • 4 days ago: Pope Joan was endorsed by The Empire of Pommeh.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Pope Joan, it's a common sight to see angry commuters with grenade launchers mounted on their vehicles.

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