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The Kingdom of Runopa

“Nihilum Absque Deus”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Ambassador

Location: Antarctica

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The Kingdom of Runopa is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Wombaticus with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls. Its compassionate, hard-working, cynical population of 17.476 billion are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Religion & Spirituality, Law & Order, and Defence. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Taros. The average income tax rate is 100%. A substantial private sector is dominated by the Uranium Mining industry.

The national Police Academies have dedicated infant wings, unstable couples are known to break up over which one gets parental leave, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates, and all judiciary cases are decided in the court of public opinion. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Runopa's national animal is the penguin, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Roman Catholicism, and its currency is the polar crown.

Runopa is ranked 18th in Antarctica and 32,123rd in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 0.826 Stalins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 22 hours ago

  • 82 days ago: Runopa was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates (last census: Top 1%).
  • 82 days ago: Runopa fell out of the regional Top 10% for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • 94 days ago: Runopa fell out of the regional Top 10% for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • 102 days ago: Runopa's influence in Antarctica fell from "Auxiliary" to "Ambassador".
  • 107 days ago: Runopa fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Public Sector.
  • 109 days ago: Runopa's influence in Antarctica rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • 137 days ago: Runopa's influence in Antarctica fell from "Auxiliary" to "Ambassador".
  • 151 days ago: Runopa fell out of the regional Top 10% for Best Weather.
  • 154 days ago: Runopa fell out of the regional Top 10% for Safest.
  • 160 days ago: Runopa was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.

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