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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:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

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 remarkable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 25.247 billion The Centaurians 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.

Nude art is becoming wildly popular, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, the government is a law unto itself, and it is a common belief that a sport isn't sport if there are no decapitations. 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 138th in Wysteria and 110,995th in the world for Highest Average Tax Rates, scoring -5 on the Inverse Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 11 hours ago

  • 1 day 10 hours ago: The Centauri was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • 2 days 10 hours ago: The Centauri was reclassified from "Compulsory Consumerist State" to "Benevolent Dictatorship".
  • 2 days 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, it is a common belief that a sport isn't sport if there are no decapitations.
  • 2 days 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, the government is a law unto itself.
  • 2 days 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews.
  • 2 days 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, nude art is becoming wildly popular.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, the state has declared war on the environment and environmentalists by association.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, anti-government web sites are springing up.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity.

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