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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 358th Most Influential: 639th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 810th
The New Roman Empire of
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I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.
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Population3.854 billion

CapitalNew Rome
LeaderUlysses Caesar
FaithRoman Polytheism

CurrencyDenarius Aureus

The New Roman Empire of Bax-Landia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Ulysses Caesar with an iron fist, and notable for its state-planned economy, avowedly heterosexual populace, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.854 billion Romans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while International Aid isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Rome. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 85.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Roman economy, worth 903 trillion Denarius Aureuses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 234,516 Denarius Aureuses, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 678,205 per year while the poor average 64,300, a ratio of 10.5 to 1.

Game show contestants scramble to fish trash out of the South Dog Sea, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread, newborns are being raised as mindless killing machines, and hit and run driving is no longer a crime - it's the national sport. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Bax-Landia's national animal is the Dog, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Roman Polytheism.

Bax-Landia is ranked 3,262nd in the world and 80th in The North Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 13,851.85 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 358thMost Influential: 639thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 810thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,138thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,336thLargest Black Market: 1,396thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,088thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,391stMost Devout: 2,425thNudest: 3,065thHighest Average Incomes: 3,161stLargest Mining Sector: 3,262ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,404thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,768thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,921stMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,952ndMost Subsidized Industry: 5,065thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,495thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,547thMost Efficient Economies: 5,839thLargest Governments: 7,328thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 10,312thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,024thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,450thMost Avoided: 12,679thHighest Economic Output: 13,550thMost Developed: 13,569thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,447thLargest Retail Industry: 15,043rdLowest Crime Rates: 16,199thSmartest Citizens: 18,867th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionLargest Black Market: 38th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 44th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 64th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 73rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 80th in the regionMost Devout: 92nd in the regionTop
Nudest: 104th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 113th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 119th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 124th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 182nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 194th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 198th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 201st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 208th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 241st in the regionMost Influential: 245th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 257th in the regionLargest Governments: 310th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 349th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 460th in the regionMost Avoided: 461st in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 549th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 597th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 674th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 707th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 745th in the regionMost Developed: 752nd in the regionLargest Populations: 795th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 896th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 957th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 970th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bax-Landia, hit and run driving is no longer a crime - it's the national sport.
  • : Following new legislation in Bax-Landia, newborns are being raised as mindless killing machines.
  • : Following new legislation in Bax-Landia, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
  • : Following new legislation in Bax-Landia, game show contestants scramble to fish trash out of the South Dog Sea.
  • : Following new legislation in Bax-Landia, the local custom of Biking With The Cars sends tourists home bemused or in body-bags.
  • : Following new legislation in Bax-Landia, foreign lack of enthusiasm for Roman nose-flute disco metal is seen as a reasonable casus belli.
  • : Following new legislation in Bax-Landia, local mafias have a tough time disposing of dead snitches without catching the attention of recycling authorities.
  • : Following new legislation in Bax-Landia, the Roman delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...".
  • : Bax-Landia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Bax-Landia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate KAISERREICH"".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 212 » Ausrea, Diodone, The Akhara Islands, Siwale, Notyoutopia, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Pallaith, Universal State Formula, Tharissus, Aerilia, Shin-Hachioji, American MapleStory, PlanetPunk, Great Bights Mum, Yaorozu, Cloydicia, Kyoki Chudoku, Bayern-Straubing, Pakistan 001, Kwaj, Buckerino, Lionia, McMasterdonia, Panama Coalition, Friently, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Territorio di Nessuno, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Kelvaros Prime, General COE, Sankami, Tredano, Khorazan, Unsophisticate, Ice and Tinian, South Grand Mountain, Holy Oranz, Plumas, Tee Googly Coffee Me, The Lancerian Empire, Weehay, Corfad, HMS Unicorn, Xentherida, Republic of Dixie, Wodan, Sil Dorsett, New Lakemba, Thenaca, The Syca, and 162 others.The The Bierands, Aroa, Amerian States, Shadowrik, Sheppey, Puczovska, The Iron Lions, The Free Californian People, Forunte, Yaris, Wineclaw, Beodarasc, Sunto, Necromonia, Ainsworth, Palisede, Bharathvarsh, Xinchao, Carl and SEAMUS, Destroedor, Seven Hills, Wyldeacre, Spiritual Lyrical Individual Miracles, Prevaland, Sile Maungistan, Victoriaans Nederlands, Boggovia, The Global Socialist Republic, Chukstik Illahi, North Armatas, Bonjoura, Azura Palatina, Malta Comino Gozo, RedRunele, Wilkshire, Kingdom of Space, New Sekai, SchoolHouse Rock, Selfgradatude, Midds Conia, Alice Gardens, Unimaginable Doom, BrightFutures, Elevation, Maott, Calamazo, Apetopia, Dannyria, Agrauron, Caish Empire, Wunderstrafanstalt, CurryIndia, Nanatovna, Mzeusia, Gladio II, SillyString, Celasur, Azzarel, Amestris-Britannia, Malvad, Mercy Land, NatsukiLand, Mhazi, Celebia, ABC, Merconitonitopia, Ozstan, ThE eNd oF eE, Lord Ravenclaw, Bothia, Osburmergortionadocaopia, Astal Aavors, Elhomna, Alsatian Island, Azurius, Outer Egorniand, Itallitopia, Legique, Abunenin, Aningem Atron, Eglise Sainte Eve, Avornica, Sacrento, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Illusia and Neverendia, Xagill, Euginus, Guslantis, Zupla, Moubarakistan, Lake Flotillas, Frances Francis the First of France, Pop Prorp, Emmerian Republic, The Mazur Empire, Ceretis, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Nueava Libertalia, Montroyale, Morlanka, Triekru, Imbizi, Atain, LaKronia, Alluviana, Pandessiand, East Supple Lund, Phoronu, Mirandako Herri Errepublika, Omicron Persei V111, Wesley Republic, Mordant99, Ka Ching, Freienland, Albacria, Benolia, Dyvrosia, Shibutani, Old Republic of Greece, Pizza Squared, AGoodPlace, The Windmilluminati, Republican Pacific Islands, Q w e r t y, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, The Oceanic Lands, Yukti, Montination, Underground Techno, THX1138, Californian Redwood, Libertarian Utopian Project, Constantinolia, The Kyziban Islands, Trae-Land, Wolnos, Semailand, Notty Swaras, Llwy, Imperial Higerker Rus, Wisconsota, Former English Colony, Northern Glory, The French Revolutionary Empire, New Trisone, Koda-Land, US Associated State of Cascadia, New Seaview Cove, Misuvelia, Killbear, Kylesburgh, Mahsoobia, Hackfraud, The Emeritus, New Cataria, Avalon, Darcania, Sanjurika, Highton Islands, United Draconia, Empy, and Lungha.

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