by Max Barry

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 22,737thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 25,877th
The Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
To Protect Our Peoples, From the Seas to the Stars
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population32 million

AnimalSpotted Hawk

The Republic of Cestalis is a small, efficient nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 32 million Cestalisians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.5%.

The thriving Cestalisian economy, worth 2.00 trillion Cestias a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Soda Sales. Average income is 62,608 Cestias, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 221,613 per year while the poor average 12,770, a ratio of 17.4 to 1.

Crime is a problem. Cestalis's national animal is the Spotted Hawk, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.

Cestalis is ranked 204,007th in the world and 6,317th in the Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 86.43 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 22,737thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 25,877th
Most Pro-Market: 701st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 719th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 739th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 765th in the regionFattest Citizens: 792nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 844th in the regionMost Avoided: 887th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 951st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cestalis's influence in The Pacific rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Cestalis's influence in The Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Cestalis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector and Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • : Cestalis was founded in The Pacific.