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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:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Wysteria

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The Burlesque Republic of The Centauri is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Emperor Jaffa with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 25.146 billion The Centaurians 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, Commerce, and Education. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Centauri Prime. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing industries.

The number of students attending university has reached a record high, ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools, 'Mountain Doobie' is widely regarded as the nation's favourite drink, and government police forces protect public schools from the threat of protest. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. The Centauri's national animal is the Narn, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is the pantheon of fifty deities, and its currency is the ducket.

The Centauri is ranked 160th in Wysteria and 112,400th in the world for Safest, scoring -1,727.8 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days ago

  • 1 day 21 hours ago: The Centauri was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Rudest Citizens (last census: Top 1%).
  • 1 day 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, government police forces protect public schools from the threat of protest.
  • 1 day 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, 'Mountain Doobie' is widely regarded as the nation's favourite drink.
  • 1 day 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools.
  • 1 day 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, the number of students attending university has reached a record high.
  • 1 day 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, the lowest age at which one can marry has been recently lowered to 12.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, school uniforms are compulsory.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, healthcare funding has been cut.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, surveillance cameras are banned.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, seafood restaurants assure customers 'If it lives in the sea, it's on our menu'.

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