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Largest Welfare Programs: 4,728thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,563rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,299th
The Principate of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Alea iacta est.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Rare

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Roma Astra

Population899 million

CapitalRoma
LeaderThe Imperial Magistrates

CurrencyDenarius
AnimalEagle

The Principate of Roma Astra is a huge, cultured nation, ruled by The Imperial Magistrates with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical population of 899 million Romans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Roma. The average income tax rate is 92.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Roman economy, worth 82.3 trillion Denarii a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 91,499 Denarii, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is engaging in an agricultural trade war with Maxtopia, children seem to be getting better at lying these days, foreign policy often involves bullwhips and leather, and the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Roma Astra's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Roma Astra is ranked 7,695th in the world and 191st in the Pacific for Nicest Citizens, with 35.51 average smiles per day.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 4,728thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,563rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,299thMost Patriotic: 7,337thNicest Citizens: 7,695thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,857thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,196thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,603rdBest Weather: 10,515thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,611thLowest Crime Rates: 10,802ndLongest Average Lifespans: 10,844thHealthiest Citizens: 11,112thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11,913thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,101stTop
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Largest Governments: 12,305thMost Inclusive: 13,042ndMost Advanced Public Education: 13,949thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,094thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,148thMost Authoritarian: 15,742ndMost Beautiful Environments: 16,241stHighest Food Quality: 17,168thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17,327thMost Influential: 18,328thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,660thMost Income Equality: 20,554thSmartest Citizens: 21,969thMost Pacifist: 22,307thSafest: 22,991stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 23,630th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 67th in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 122nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 140th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 175th in the regionNicest Citizens: 191st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 191st in the regionMost Patriotic: 192nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 211th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 238th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 247th in the regionBest Weather: 268th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 278th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 291st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 305th in the regionLargest Governments: 312th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 316th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 320th in the regionMost Influential: 327th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 334th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 367th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 372nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 380th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 385th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 400th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 459th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 459th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 544th in the regionMost Pacifist: 636th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 637th in the regionMost Cultured: 640th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 647th in the regionSafest: 661st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 679th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 694th in the region

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