by Max Barry

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Largest Insurance Industry: 5,966thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,094thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,865th
The The Holy Catholic Empire of
Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population6.302 billion

LeaderConstantine I

AnimalPiacentine Red Hawk

The The Holy Catholic Empire of Piacentini is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Constantine I with an even hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and suspicion of poets. The humorless, devout population of 6.302 billion Piacentines are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Constantinople. The average income tax rate is 70.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Piacentish economy, worth 611 trillion Piacents a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 96,984 Piacents, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Corporations claim the third ounce of any metal traded in a wicker-cone on the Sunday of a full moon as a charitable expense, foreign musicians that Constantine I dislikes are turned away at the border, nuclear physics is the most popular course at university, and a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Piacentini's national animal is the Piacentine Red Hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Piacentini is ranked 83,854th in the world and 51st in Greater Middle East for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 143,757 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Insurance Industry: 5,966thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,094thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 14,865thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,082ndMost Devout: 17,288thLowest Crime Rates: 17,927thMost Corrupt Governments: 21,300thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,393rdHealthiest Citizens: 21,823rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,875thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 22,462ndMost Developed: 23,582ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23,880thLongest Average Lifespans: 24,561st
Largest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionMost Devout: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Piacentini was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Piacentini changed its national faith to "Catholicism" and its nation type to "The Holy Catholic Empire".
  • : Piacentini altered its national flag.
  • : Piacentini was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Piacentini was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Piacentini's influence in Greater Middle East rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Piacentini changed its national motto to "Αναστήθηκε".
  • : Piacentini was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed and Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Piacentini was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Piacentini was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.


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