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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, genial nation, ruled by Wombaticus with an iron fist, and remarkable for its happy-go-lucky citizens. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical population of 18.389 billion Runopans 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 25th in Antarctica and 9,188th in the world for Smartest Citizens, scoring 26 on the Average Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 9 days ago

  • 25 days ago: Runopa was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates (last census: Top 5%).
  • 26 days ago: Runopa fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 41 days ago: Runopa's influence in Antarctica fell from "Auxiliary" to "Ambassador".
  • 50 days ago: Runopa's influence in Antarctica rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • 54 days ago: Runopa was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans (last census: Top 5%).
  • 73 days ago: Runopa fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • 79 days ago: Runopa was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Public Sector (last census: Top 1%).
  • 102 days ago: Runopa's influence in Antarctica fell from "Auxiliary" to "Ambassador".
  • 111 days ago: Runopa's influence in Antarctica rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • 232 days ago: Runopa was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates (last census: Top 1%).

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