by Max Barry

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Highest Economic Output: 1,825th Largest Populations: 1,955th Largest Black Market: 2,772nd
The Halliburton of
Corporate Police State
Don't mess with me
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Halliburton of Romanar is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Chester Anderson with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, triple-decker prams, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 25.608 billion Romanarians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Delta City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 37.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Romanarian economy, worth a remarkable 3,753 trillion dinars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 146,571 dinars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 754,277 per year while the poor average 15,556, a ratio of 48.5 to 1.

Science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous, disability advocates are not amused that they are told to be dependent on Romanarians's kindness, politicians take citizens for idiots, and Court TV ratings have skyrocketed now that executions are filmed on location. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Romanar's national animal is the bull moose, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Church of Romanar.

Romanar is ranked 144,827th in the world and 42nd in Taijitu for Most Politically Free, scoring 22.43 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Highest Economic Output: 1,825thLargest Populations: 1,955thLargest Black Market: 2,772ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,814thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,716thFattest Citizens: 4,555thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,579thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,748thMost Influential: 5,821stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,909thMost Avoided: 6,091stLargest Mining Sector: 8,240thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,341stLargest Gambling Industry: 8,937thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,953rdTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,503rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,491stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,692ndMost Efficient Economies: 10,961stHighest Average Incomes: 12,488thLargest Retail Industry: 12,956thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,574thMost Pro-Market: 16,068thLargest Insurance Industry: 16,504thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,725thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,069th
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Largest Populations: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Romanar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Romanar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Romanar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in Romanar, Court TV ratings have skyrocketed now that executions are filmed on location.
  • : Romanar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Romanar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Romanar was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombified and Most Zombies, the Top 5% for Most Dead, and the Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Romanar was ravaged by a Zombie Thing Horde from The Republic of Robosia Biological Warfare Department, infecting 2 million survivors and converting to a zombie exporter! Oh no!
  • : Romanar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, Most Zombies, and Most Survivors.
  • : Romanar was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from The Royal Confederacy of Eluvatar, curing 765 million infected.

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