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Highest Poor Incomes: 19thLargest Information Technology Sector: 25thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 51st
The Divinus Imperium of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Uincere ego et para bellum si vis pacem debes vincere
Divinum Imperator Martis Genesius
Influence
Vassal
Founder / Divinum Imperator
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Martis Urbe

Population12.34 billion

CapitalMartis Urbe
LeaderDivinum Imperator Martis Genesius
FaithGenesiusiany

CurrencyMartis Gold
AnimalWolf

The Divinus Imperium of Martis Urbe is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Divinum Imperator Martis Genesius with an iron fist, and remarkable for its triple-decker prams, rampant corporate plagiarism, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 12.34 billion Martis Urbeans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Martis Urbe. The average income tax rate is 99.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Martis Urbean economy, worth a remarkable 7,864 trillion Martis Golds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology and Arms Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is a breathtaking 637,310 Martis Golds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room, it is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare, and the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Martis Urbe's national animal is the Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Genesiusiany.

Martis Urbe is ranked 199,210th in the world and 394th in Genesius Union for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -13.19 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 19thLargest Information Technology Sector: 25thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 51stMost Scientifically Advanced: 66thLargest Black Market: 97thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 102ndHighest Average Incomes: 108thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 228thLargest Agricultural Sector: 259thMost Advanced Public Education: 449thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 533rdLargest Governments: 611thLargest Insurance Industry: 640thMost Corrupt Governments: 699thHighest Economic Output: 722ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 734thMost Armed: 789thSmartest Citizens: 796thLowest Crime Rates: 974thMost Efficient Economies: 1,119thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,345thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,393rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,471stMost Avoided: 1,552ndMost Subsidized Industry: 1,616thMost Developed: 1,851stTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 2,290thLargest Retail Industry: 2,691stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,937thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,009thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,162ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,443rdRudest Citizens: 3,529thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,598thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,967thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,016thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,484thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,330thFattest Citizens: 5,389thMost Cultured: 5,490thMost Stationary: 6,152ndTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,997thMost Influential: 12,249thMost Income Equality: 18,773rdLargest Populations: 20,194th
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the regionFattest Citizens: 19th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 30th in the regionMost Income Equality: 34th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Martis Urbe, the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields.
  • : Following new legislation in Martis Urbe, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare.
  • : Following new legislation in Martis Urbe, it is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow.
  • : Following new legislation in Martis Urbe, male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room.
  • : Following new legislation in Martis Urbe, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of Wolves and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry.
  • : Following new legislation in Martis Urbe, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours.
  • : Following new legislation in Martis Urbe, nations that kill a Martis Urbean can expect a strongly worded letter.
  • : Following new legislation in Martis Urbe, for the sake of 'public interest' news programs tell viewers how to home-make Sarin gas bombs.
  • : Following new legislation in Martis Urbe, much of Martis Urbe's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.
  • : Following new legislation in Martis Urbe, the most penniless demographics have by far the highest number of researchers per capita.

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