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Most Devout: 15,015thMost Conservative: 16,641stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17,988th
The Spacetime Commune of
Corporate Police State
Faster! Faster! Faster!
Geoffrey Toussaint
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Few

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Haute-Outremer

Population1.817 billion

CapitalMontbel
LeaderGeoffrey Toussaint
FaithCosmism

CurrencyLumière
AnimalOutremerian Wolf

The Spacetime Commune of Haute-Outremer is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Geoffrey Toussaint with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 1.817 billion Outremerians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, moralistic, pro-business government is dominated by the Department of Spirituality, although Defense and Law & Order are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Montbel. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.9%.

The very strong Haute-Outremerian economy, worth 127 trillion Lumières a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Cheese Exports, and Gambling. Average income is 70,278 Lumières, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 233,912 per year while the poor average 15,734, a ratio of 14.9 to 1.

Graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', Haute-Outremer has designated Montbel as its capital city, Geoffrey Toussaint has just been declared ruler of Haute-Outremer in an international press conference, and Cosmism has been named as Haute-Outremer's national religion. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Haute-Outremer's national animal is the Outremerian Wolf, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, and its national religion is Cosmism.

Haute-Outremer is ranked 228,787th in the world and 38th in Coldonia for Smartest Citizens, with 13.57 quips per hour.

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Most Devout: 15,015thMost Conservative: 16,641stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17,988thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22,616thHighest Disposable Incomes: 24,370th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 4th in the region

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