by Max Barry

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 722ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,499thLargest Populations: 1,773rd
The Halliburton of
Corporate Police State
Don't mess with me
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population31.061 billion

CapitalDelta City
LeaderChester Anderson
FaithChurch of Romanar

Animalbull moose

The Halliburton of Romanar is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Chester Anderson with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, public floggings, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 31.061 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 relatively small, corrupt, pro-business 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 34.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Romanarian economy, worth a remarkable 4,597 trillion dinars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 148,005 dinars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,279,270 per year while the poor average 2,798, a ratio of 457 to 1.

Hackers post hourly updates on international summits, the annual budget is heralded by the Treasury Minister donning a fake plastic mustache and giant star-shaped glasses, the only way to escape lengthy prison terms is in a body bag, and the government is denying reports that criminals injected with experimental drugs have turned into monstrous supervillains. 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 205,038th in the world and 7,218th in Osiris for Longest Average Lifespans, with 43.8 Years.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 722ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,499thLargest Populations: 1,773rdHighest Economic Output: 2,066thTop
Fattest Citizens: 3,641stMost Avoided: 4,755thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,305thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,362ndLargest Gambling Industry: 6,425thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,999thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,068thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,950thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,360thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 10,738thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,509thLargest Black Market: 12,413thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,815thMost Efficient Economies: 13,536thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,661stHighest Average Incomes: 13,925thLargest Retail Industry: 14,342ndMost Pro-Market: 15,337thMost Secular: 17,789thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,360thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,658thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,679th
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 48th in the regionLargest Populations: 48th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 66th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 84th in the regionFattest Citizens: 203rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 278th in the regionMost Avoided: 290th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 309th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 354th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 372nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 375th in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 415th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 449th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 463rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 502nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 513th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 538th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 628th in the regionLargest Black Market: 676th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 711th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 718th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 719th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 745th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Romanar's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Romanar's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Romanar's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Romanar was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Romanar ceased to exist in Lazarus.
  • : Romanar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Romanar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : 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 Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Romanar's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".


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