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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,052ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,441stLargest Gambling Industry: 12,240th
The First Ambassadorial State of
Capitalist Paradise
Long live the Meritocracy!
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Good

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Legatus I

Population15.585 billion

CapitalEmbassy City
LeaderPrinceps Venustus
FaithMeritocracy

CurrencyNew Merit
AnimalBaron

The First Ambassadorial State of Legatus I is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Princeps Venustus with an even hand, and renowned for its complete lack of public education and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 15.585 billion Meritocrats are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, with Spirituality and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Environment and Public Transport receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Embassy City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.8%.

The powerhouse Legatus Iian economy, worth 862 trillion New Merits a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Pizza Delivery, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 55,309 New Merits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 187,828 per year while the poor average 12,015, a ratio of 15.6 to 1.

Princeps Venustus has just been declared ruler of Legatus I in an international press conference, bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of, voting is voluntary, and sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed. Crime is a serious problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Legatus I's national animal is the Baron, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, and its national religion is Meritocracy.

Legatus I is ranked 81,793rd in the world and 2nd in The New Meritocracy for Most Average, scoring 41.27 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,052ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,441stLargest Gambling Industry: 12,240thTop
10%
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,431stLargest Populations: 17,942ndHighest Crime Rates: 21,414thHighest Economic Output: 24,299th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Legatus I was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Legatus I was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Legatus I was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Legatus I was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Legatus I was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Legatus I was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Legatus I was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Legatus I was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Legatus I was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Legatus I was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.

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