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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:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Wysteria

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The Burlesque Republic of The Centauri is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Jaffa with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 25.473 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.

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.

Eight year-olds can be seen lighting up in public areas, rap artists are regularly jailed for promoting extremist groups, teenagers stay out into the wee hours of the morning "stargazing", and military spending is on the increase. 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 2nd in Wysteria and 3rd in the world for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 44 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 30 minutes ago

  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, military spending is on the increase.
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, teenagers stay out into the wee hours of the morning "stargazing".
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, rap artists are regularly jailed for promoting extremist groups.
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, eight year-olds can be seen lighting up in public areas.
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, leather-clad individuals can be seen walking their slaves in public parks.
  • 3 days 2 hours ago: The Centauri was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden (last census: Top 5%).
  • 3 days 2 hours ago: The Centauri was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • 4 days ago: The Centauri fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Populations.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, the nation's youth is held blameless for all crimes.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in The Centauri, newborns are being raised as mindless killing machines.

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