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The Burlesque Republic of The Centauri

“What do you want you Moon-Faced Assassin of Joy?”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Wysteria

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The Burlesque Republic of The Centauri is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Jaffa with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent medical pandemics, zero percent divorce rate, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 26.056 billion Centauris are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Centauri Prime. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient The Centaurian economy, worth an astonishing 22,874 trillion duckets a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 877,891 duckets, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,932,417 per year while the poor average 48,043, a ratio of 123 to 1.

Cars speed down national highways while drivers sleep at the wheel, it is a common belief that a sport isn't sport if there are no decapitations, citizens are frequently held up at gunpoint by their local pizza delivery boys, and the automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. The Centauri's national animal is the Narn, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is the pantheon of fifty deities.

The Centauri is ranked 3rd in Wysteria and 3rd in the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 43 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 20 hours ago

  • 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, the automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts.
  • 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, citizens are frequently held up at gunpoint by their local pizza delivery boys.
  • 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, it is a common belief that a sport isn't sport if there are no decapitations.
  • 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, cars speed down national highways while drivers sleep at the wheel.
  • 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, people caught mistreating The Centauri's flag generally wind up in a great deal of pain.
  • 1 day 18 hours ago: The Centauri fell out of the world Top 1% for Most Devout.
  • 1 day 18 hours ago: The Centauri fell out of the regional Top 5% for Most Devout.
  • 3 days 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, citizens simply have to point a weapon at a government official to get what they want.
  • 3 days 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, the nation's youth is held blameless for all crimes.
  • 3 days 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, corporate 'hostile takeovers' now involve ICBMs and main battle tanks.

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