The Burlesque Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
What do you want you Moon-Faced Assassin of Joy?
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Factbook People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Burlesque Republic of The Centauri is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Jaffa with an iron fist, and renowned for its ritual sacrifices, zero percent divorce rate, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 26.735 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 23,440 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 876,777 duckets, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,284,359 per year while the poor average 65,431, a ratio of 80.8 to 1.

Farmers can be spotted driving gold-plated tractors, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, and corporate 'hostile takeovers' now involve ICBMs and main battle tanks. 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 21st in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan, scoring 134 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 23 hours ago

  • 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, corporate 'hostile takeovers' now involve ICBMs and main battle tanks.
  • 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
  • 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight.
  • 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, farmers can be spotted driving gold-plated tractors.
  • 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, euthanasia is legal.
  • 3 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws.
  • 3 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, retail stores offer sales every hour on the hour.
  • 3 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, randomly bombing neighboring countries has become the new national sport.
  • 3 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources.
  • 3 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.

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