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Fattest Citizens: 5,598th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,645th Largest Retail Industry: 6,291st
The Res Publica Romana of
Capitalist Paradise
Non sibi sed patriae
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Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Desmosthenes and Burke

Population3.706 billion

CapitalLutetia
LeaderGaius Lucanus Aurelius
FaithReligio Romanum

CurrencyDenarius
AnimalGrey Wolf

The Res Publica Romana of Desmosthenes and Burke is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Gaius Lucanus Aurelius with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, daily referendums, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 3.706 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 Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lutetia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.8%.

The thriving Burkean economy, worth 380 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 an impressive 102,740 Denarii, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 352,478 per year while the poor average 21,979, a ratio of 16.0 to 1.

Souvenir shops that sell alphorns are taking advantage of gullible tourists, school children are forced to sing the national anthem every morning, fishermen take out second mortgages to afford the yearly fishing permit, and businesses often fire workers in favour of cheaper automatic systems. 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 147,384th in the world and 5,564th in the West Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -10.49 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Fattest Citizens: 5,598thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,645thLargest Retail Industry: 6,291stMost Influential: 6,503rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,484thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,569thLargest Insurance Industry: 11,155thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,632ndLargest Mining Sector: 14,627thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,755th
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Fattest Citizens: 126th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 166th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 179th in the regionMost Influential: 182nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 201st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 220th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 343rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 363rd in the regionMost Stationary: 387th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 426th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 433rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 490th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 508th in the regionLargest Populations: 524th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 555th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 585th in the region

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