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Most Devout: 3,447thLargest Mining Sector: 3,467thMost Armed: 3,507th
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Population13.984 billion

LeaderEmperor Octavius IV


The Roman Empire of Minachia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Octavius IV with a fair hand, and remarkable for its triple-decker prams, compulsory gun ownership, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 13.984 billion Minachians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Velitrae. The average income tax rate is 22.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Minachian economy, worth a remarkable 1,826 trillion denarii a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 130,646 denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

National stress about the waning heir-line is causing a rise in alopecia, internet sites are legally unable to stop their users from posting pornography, Minachian housewives become unusually flustered when thinking about Emperor Octavius IV, and etiquette guides advise visitors to 'grovel gracefully'. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Minachia's national animal is the eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Christianity.

Minachia is ranked 59,154th in the world and 6th in Elparia for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 219,604 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Devout: 3,447thLargest Mining Sector: 3,467thMost Armed: 3,507thRudest Citizens: 3,863rdFattest Citizens: 5,826thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,919thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,740thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,747thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,445thMost Cultured: 9,461stHighest Economic Output: 10,566thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,608thTop
Most Patriotic: 15,723rdLargest Black Market: 16,727thLargest Retail Industry: 20,079thMost Efficient Economies: 20,243rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,047thHighest Average Incomes: 21,561stLargest Populations: 21,653rdMost Developed: 22,603rdHighest Poor Incomes: 23,361stLargest Information Technology Sector: 25,246thLargest Gambling Industry: 26,029thSmartest Citizens: 26,358th
Most Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the region

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