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Highest Economic Output: 1,843rd Largest Populations: 2,051st Largest Black Market: 2,596th
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 renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, daily referendums, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 24.222 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 37.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Romanarian economy, worth a remarkable 3,481 trillion dinars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 143,745 dinars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 739,735 per year while the poor average 15,256, a ratio of 48.5 to 1.

The police double as repo men, Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Delta City to enjoy their national art, children are seen fighting in the playground for bread scraps that fall out of diamond-encrusted lunchboxes, and political candidates must be personally vetted by Chester Anderson. 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 47,025th in the world and 22nd in Taijitu for Most Devout, with 564.5 Prayers Per Hour.

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Highest Economic Output: 1,843rdLargest Populations: 2,051stLargest Black Market: 2,596thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,086thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,837thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,522ndFattest Citizens: 4,825thMost Influential: 5,754thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,946thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,757thMost Avoided: 7,074thLargest Mining Sector: 8,071stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,697thTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,338thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,942ndLargest Gambling Industry: 10,339thMost Efficient Economies: 10,358thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,305thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,475thHighest Average Incomes: 12,685thLargest Retail Industry: 13,468thMost Pro-Market: 15,630thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,743rd
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Largest Populations: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionTop
10%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionMost Conservative: 6th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 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.
  • : Romanar's influence in Taijitu rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Romanar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Romanar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Romanar's influence in Taijitu fell from "Vassal" to "Apprentice".
  • : Romanar's influence in Taijitu rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Romanar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.

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