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Best Weather: 860th Healthiest Citizens: 1,294th Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,323rd
The United Kingdoms of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Semper Resistere Ei.
Emperor Onorius I
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population18.99 billion

LeaderEmperor Onorius I

CurrencyImperial Credit

The United Kingdoms of Londonum is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Onorius I with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, ubiquitous missile silos, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 18.99 billion Imperials are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The relatively small, socially-minded, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Defense are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Latrius. The average income tax rate is 4.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Londonumic economy, worth a remarkable 2,843 trillion Imperial Credits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 149,725 Imperial Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail, squeaky high prepubescent voices recite the patriotic poem "Hail to The Leader!" before each meal, all citizens are solely referenced by their allocated identity number, and the military is recruiting war criminals to join its weapons research teams. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Londonum's national animal is the Panther, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Dominism.

Londonum is ranked 169,398th in the world and 448th in The Roman Empire for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -27.45 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Best Weather: 860thHealthiest Citizens: 1,294thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,323rdMost Devout: 1,587thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,095thHighest Economic Output: 2,866thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,076thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,369thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,525thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,562ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,171stLargest Populations: 4,371stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,842ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,926thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,128thMost Cultured: 7,110thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,223rdTop
Smartest Citizens: 8,572ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,187thHighest Average Incomes: 11,979thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,230thMost Developed: 15,091stMost Inclusive: 15,286thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,635thMost Authoritarian: 16,851st
Most Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 14th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Inclusive: 15th in the regionMost Developed: 19th in the regionMost Influential: 21st in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 25th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 34th in the regionLargest Black Market: 37th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 44th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Londonum, the military is recruiting war criminals to join its weapons research teams.
  • : Following new legislation in Londonum, all citizens are solely referenced by their allocated identity number.
  • : Following new legislation in Londonum, squeaky high prepubescent voices recite the patriotic poem "Hail to The Leader!" before each meal.
  • : Following new legislation in Londonum, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail.
  • : Following new legislation in Londonum, a rusted hulk in Latrius harbour has been voted the worst eyesore in The Roman Empire.
  • : Following new legislation in Londonum, government-run brothels can be found on every street corner.
  • : Following new legislation in Londonum, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Londonum.
  • : Following new legislation in Londonum, the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters.
  • : Following new legislation in Londonum, students learn how to disarm mines before understanding basic arithmetic.
  • : Londonum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.


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