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Most Secular: 2,243rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,651stMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,775th
The Empire of
Left-Leaning College State
Et magna Orientis Imperium
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Population5.715 billion

LeaderSeptimius Odaenathus

AnimalHermit Ibis

The Empire of Palmyrene is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Septimius Odaenathus with an even hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, keen interest in outer space, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, hard-working population of 5.715 billion Palmyrenes enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Palmyra. The average income tax rate is 69.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Palmyrenean economy, worth a remarkable 1,024 trillion Antoninianuses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 179,228 Antoninianuses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Celebrities sit helplessly as they are labeled "pompous womples" by Septimius Odaenathus, high-tech infantry rifles automatically reload when the soldier shoots outside the screen of their helmet HUD, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, and cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Palmyrene's national animal is the Hermit Ibis, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Palmyrene is ranked 236,680th in the world and 59th in 21st Century Rome for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -17 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Most Secular: 2,243rdTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,651stMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,775thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,954thMost Influential: 3,496thHealthiest Citizens: 4,142ndSmartest Citizens: 4,950thMost Developed: 4,952ndLongest Average Lifespans: 5,348thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,034thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,783rdHighest Food Quality: 8,503rdLowest Crime Rates: 8,520thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,622ndLargest Publishing Industry: 8,832ndMost Efficient Economies: 9,089thHighest Average Incomes: 9,112thMost Inclusive: 9,184thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,671stRudest Citizens: 10,815thNicest Citizens: 11,074thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 13,146thLargest Governments: 14,090thMost Cultured: 15,033rdBest Weather: 15,065thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17,153rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18,296thHighest Economic Output: 18,743rdMost Advanced Public Education: 19,303rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,820thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,919thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,052ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 24,248thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 24,798th
Most Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionNudest: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 11 » Kamchakta, Voxalia, NORDICROME, Koroskvy, Iroma, Casillas Islands, Romaniche, Belned, Urukian, Aquiliea, and The Pact of Rome.

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