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Best Weather: 14,049th Fattest Citizens: 14,244th Most Beautiful Environments: 15,902nd
The Commonwealth of
Father Knows Best State
Name Five Brothers
Influence
Handshaker
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
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Rodez

Population4.83 billion

CapitalCastelmayran
LeaderPerrin Doumergue
FaithCatholicism

Currencylivre
Animalfox

The Commonwealth of Rodez is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Perrin Doumergue with an iron fist, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, compulsory military service, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 4.83 billion Rodezians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Castelmayran. The average income tax rate is 76.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Rodezian economy, worth 128 trillion livres a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Basket Weaving industry, with significant contributions from Gambling and Book Publishing. Average income is 26,655 livres, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

For 25 livres tourists can gawk at the site of national tragedy, political candidates must be personally vetted by Perrin Doumergue, the tribal zone has been opened to up to 'economic interest' groups, and politicians frequently make unusual poses during speeches in hopes of inspiring the next internet fad. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rodez's national animal is the fox, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Rodez is ranked 156,065th in the world and 20th in Cobalt Network for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 51.34 Workforce Participation Rate.

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Best Weather: 14,049thFattest Citizens: 14,244thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,902ndLargest Black Market: 16,071stMost Rebellious Youth: 16,223rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,368th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Rodez was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Rodez, politicians frequently make unusual poses during speeches in hopes of inspiring the next internet fad.
  • : Following new legislation in Rodez, the tribal zone has been opened to up to 'economic interest' groups.
  • : Following new legislation in Rodez, political candidates must be personally vetted by Perrin Doumergue.
  • : Following new legislation in Rodez, for 25 livres tourists can gawk at the site of national tragedy.
  • : Rodez was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Rodez was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Rodez's influence in Cobalt Network rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Rodez was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Rodez was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.

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