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

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The Burlesque Republic of The Centauri is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Jaffa with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, smutty television, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 27.151 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 23,966 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 882,702 duckets, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,921,068 per year while the poor average 79,048, a ratio of 62.3 to 1.

Vile black smog from coal power plants has enveloped several major urban centres, wealthy parents-to-be can select their perfect baby, insurance companies charge extortionate premiums to cover homes near waterways, and school uniforms are compulsory. 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 126th in Wysteria and 119,237th in the world for Most Pacifist, scoring -21,190 on the Lennon-Springsteen Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, school uniforms are compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, insurance companies charge extortionate premiums to cover homes near waterways.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, wealthy parents-to-be can select their perfect baby.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, vile black smog from coal power plants has enveloped several major urban centres.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, foreign governments are looking into weaponizing the infamous The Centaurian bee.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, a survey of the nation's rivers and children has shown that pesticide levels are at an all-time regional high.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, thieves are flogged in public for their crimes.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, a typical fast food menu item could serve a small army.
  • : Following new legislation in The Centauri, marijuana is legal in the privacy of your own home.

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