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Highest Economic Output: 1,823rd Largest Populations: 2,022nd Largest Black Market: 2,579th
The Halliburton of
Corporate Police State
Don't mess with me
Regional Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Halliburton of Romanar is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Chester Anderson with an iron fist, and remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, anti-smoking policies, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 24.758 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 37.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Romanarian economy, worth a remarkable 3,591 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 145,045 dinars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 746,426 per year while the poor average 15,394, a ratio of 48.5 to 1.

Children are seen fighting in the playground for bread scraps that fall out of diamond-encrusted lunchboxes, political candidates must be personally vetted by Chester Anderson, business meetings across the country are interrupted by the sound of squeaking whoopee-cushions, and tourists visit Romanar to mass-moon Romanarian politicians. 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 144,425th in the world and 58th in Taijitu for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 12.94 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Highest Economic Output: 1,823rdLargest Populations: 2,022ndLargest Black Market: 2,579thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,855thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,661stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,312thFattest Citizens: 4,534thMost Influential: 5,564thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,603rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,349thMost Avoided: 6,446thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,525thLargest Mining Sector: 7,543rdTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,219thLargest Gambling Industry: 8,914thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,989thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,722ndMost Efficient Economies: 9,869thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,371stLargest Retail Industry: 11,661stHighest Average Incomes: 12,223rdMost Corrupt Governments: 15,116th
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Largest Populations: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Romanar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Romanar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Romanar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Romanar, tourists visit Romanar to mass-moon Romanarian politicians.
  • : Following new legislation in Romanar, business meetings across the country are interrupted by the sound of squeaking whoopee-cushions.
  • : Romanar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Romanar, political candidates must be personally vetted by Chester Anderson.
  • : Romanar's influence in Taijitu fell from "Vassal" to "Apprentice".
  • : Romanar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in Romanar, children are seen fighting in the playground for bread scraps that fall out of diamond-encrusted lunchboxes.

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