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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:
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 notable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 25.327 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.

Citizens who become homeless are immediately executed, the nation has recently been attributed to the funding of terrorist organisations, it's a common sight to see angry commuters with grenade launchers mounted on their vehicles, and the poor are quarantined in the inner cities to prevent criminals from entering the suburbs. 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 114,435th in the world for Best Weather, with -8,670 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 20 hours ago

  • 1 day 11 hours ago: The Centauri was reclassified from "Benevolent Dictatorship" to "Compulsory Consumerist State".
  • 1 day 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, the poor are quarantined in the inner cities to prevent criminals from entering the suburbs.
  • 1 day 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, it's a common sight to see angry commuters with grenade launchers mounted on their vehicles.
  • 1 day 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, the nation has recently been attributed to the funding of terrorist organisations.
  • 1 day 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, citizens who become homeless are immediately executed.
  • 1 day 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, nervous homeowners have been blamed for rising death rates amongst carol singers and locksmiths.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, The Centauri-made cars tend to catch fire in people's driveways.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, Narn is one of the most popular forenames in The Centauri.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, newspapers cannot report anything about politicians without their explicit consent.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, The Centauri's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region.

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