“Madness in method, that is genius.”
|Category: Capitalist Paradise|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: the South Pacific
The Fiefdom of The Third Imperium is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by God-Emperor Leto Atreides II with an even hand, and renowned for its complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 5.326 billion The Third Imperiumians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is effectively ruled by the Department of Defence, with areas such as Religion & Spirituality and Social Welfare receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Onn. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 37%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, and Information Technology industries.
A typical fast food menu item could serve a small army, the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, and military spending is on the increase. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. The Third Imperium's national animal is the Sandworm, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Spice.
Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 23 hours ago
- 23 hours ago: The Third Imperium was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Least Corrupt Governments.
- 15 days ago: The Third Imperium was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Rebellious Youth (last census: Top 10%).
- 22 days ago: The Third Imperium was struck by a Cure Missile from The Free Provinces of Northwest Slobovia, curing 84 million infected.
- 33 days ago: The Third Imperium fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Subsidized Industry.
- 34 days ago: The Third Imperium was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry (last census: Top 5%).
- 37 days ago: The Third Imperium fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Developed.
- 37 days ago: The Third Imperium was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Developed.
- 124 days ago: The Third Imperium was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Rebellious Youth (last census: Top 5%).
- 125 days ago: The Third Imperium lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.
- 134 days ago: The Third Imperium fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.