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The Protectorate of The Beatus

“Compliance”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the Rejected Realms

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The Protectorate of The Beatus is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Him with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 14.135 billion The Beatusians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, pro-business individuals juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and Religion & Spirituality. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of City of the Blessed. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing industries.

Tesco was recently named as the new national treasurer, a recent law has banned homes from having any more than one wheel, the workforce is almost entirely made up of slave labour, and The Beatus's leader goes out to lunch surrounded by large men in dark glasses. Crime is crippling. The Beatus's national animal is the Leopard, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is LA, and its currency is the Dollar.

The Beatus is ranked 4,931st in the Rejected Realms and 110,049th in the world for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -35 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 14 days ago

  • 2 days 18 hours ago: The Beatus was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Retail Industry.
  • 3 days 18 hours ago: The Beatus was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Shortest Average Lifespan.
  • 10 days ago: The Beatus was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 11 days ago: The Beatus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Fastest-Growing Economies (last census: Top 1%).
  • 18 days ago: The Beatus was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • 26 days ago: The Beatus was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Defense Forces.
  • 27 days ago: The Beatus was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • 29 days ago: The Beatus was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Devout.
  • 38 days ago: The Beatus was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • 43 days ago: The Beatus was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 1%).

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