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The Burlesque Republic of The Centauri

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

Category: Benevolent Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Wysteria

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The Burlesque Republic of The Centauri is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Emperor Jaffa with an iron fist, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 25.806 billion Centauris enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

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.

Euthanasia is legal, one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses, lending firms are subject to strict government regulations, and minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home. 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 166th in Wysteria and 120,042nd in the world for Largest Public Transport Department, scoring -399 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 22 hours ago

  • 1 day 19 hours ago: The Centauri was reclassified from "Compulsory Consumerist State" to "Benevolent Dictatorship".
  • 1 day 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home.
  • 1 day 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, lending firms are subject to strict government regulations.
  • 1 day 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses.
  • 1 day 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, euthanasia is legal.
  • 1 day 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, female newsreaders distract the nation by breastfeeding during broadcast.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, citizens simply have to point a weapon at a government official to get what they want.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, the government has the power to seize property at will.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, women earn less than half the salary of men if they can even find a job.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished.

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