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Fattest Citizens: 5,904th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6,316th Most Influential: 6,883rd
The Res Publica Romana of
Capitalist Paradise
Non sibi sed patriae
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Desmosthenes and Burke

Population3.288 billion

CapitalLutetia
LeaderGaius Lucanus Aurelius
FaithReligio Romanum

CurrencyDenarius
AnimalGrey Wolf

The Res Publica Romana of Desmosthenes and Burke is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Gaius Lucanus Aurelius with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 3.288 billion Burkeans are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lutetia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.4%.

The very strong Burkean economy, worth 321 trillion Denarii a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 97,881 Denarii, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 389,776 per year while the poor average 16,556, a ratio of 23.5 to 1.

The nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms, it is a common belief that a sport isn't sport if there are no decapitations, and agricultural science is the most competitive subject at universities. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Desmosthenes and Burke's national animal is the Grey Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Religio Romanum.

Desmosthenes and Burke is ranked 166,253rd in the world and 7,276th in the West Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -10.95 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Fattest Citizens: 5,904thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,316thMost Influential: 6,883rdLargest Retail Industry: 6,931stHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,735thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,273rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,310thLargest Insurance Industry: 12,797thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,114thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,271st
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Fattest Citizens: 124th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 167th in the regionMost Influential: 187th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 198th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 208th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 222nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 278th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 391st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 396th in the regionMost Stationary: 419th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 512th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 526th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 548th in the regionLargest Populations: 568th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 587th in the regionLargest Black Market: 666th in the regionMost Cultured: 671st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 677th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 700th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 743rd in the region

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