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The This Nation is On Fire Wow of
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Nero Played the Fiddle While Rom Burned

Population4.962 billion


The This Nation is On Fire Wow of Nero Played the Fiddle While Rom Burned is a massive, orderly nation, renowned for its national health service, infamous sell-swords, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 4.962 billion Nero Played the Fiddle While Rom Burnedians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Defense, with Healthcare, Law & Order, and Education also on the agenda, while International Aid and Industry are ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 15.6%.

The Nero Played the Fiddle While Rom Burnedian economy, worth 244 trillion kronor a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Uranium Mining, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 49,208 kronor, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 160,784 per year while the poor average 11,322, a ratio of 14.2 to 1.

Freighter lifeboats have been replaced by state of the art marker buoys so divers can recover the cargo after they sink, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field, the military invades any neighboring nation with the gall to criticize its policies, and small businesses are gobbled up almost daily by corporate giants. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nero Played the Fiddle While Rom Burned's national animal is the swan, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Nero Played the Fiddle While Rom Burned is ranked 189,413th in the world and 9th in JACOB SAGITAGIS WORSPHIPERS for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -4.2 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 7,297thTop
Most Primitive: 14,711th
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the region

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