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Best Weather: 13,545th Most Influential: 14,287th Most Beautiful Environments: 14,849th
The Empire of
Libertarian Police State
Ave Pacifica
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population8.874 billion

LeaderEdward I


The Empire of Ctesiphonis is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Edward I with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cynical population of 8.874 billion Ctesiphonisians are proud of their wide-ranging civil freedoms, and those who aren't tend to be dragged off the streets by men in dark suits and hustled into cars with tinted windows.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 66.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Ctesiphonisian economy, worth 489 trillion Denarii a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 55,130 Denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

'To Regulate And Beyond' is the unofficial motto of the Ctesiphonisian Space Agency, bars are packed at all hours, evasive politicians don't fail to strongly commit to not committing to a course of non-inaction, and citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ctesiphonis's national animal is the Giraffe, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Ctesiphonis is ranked 104,563rd in the world and 4,098th in the Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 2.47 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Best Weather: 13,545thMost Influential: 14,287thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,849th
Largest Populations: 155th in the regionMost Influential: 264th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 365th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 370th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 400th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 448th in the regionLargest Black Market: 449th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 521st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 535th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 582nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 597th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 617th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 617th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 626th in the regionMost Inclusive: 628th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 639th in the region

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