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Highest Economic Output: 1,897th Largest Populations: 1,941st Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,754th
The Halliburton of
Corporate Police State
Don't mess with me
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Romanar

Population26.369 billion

CapitalDelta City
LeaderChester Anderson
FaithChurch of Romanar

Currencydinar
Animalbull moose

The Halliburton of Romanar is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Chester Anderson with an iron fist, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, frequent executions, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 26.369 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 3,869 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 146,745 dinars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 755,173 per year while the poor average 15,574, a ratio of 48.5 to 1.

Disability advocates are not amused that they are told to be dependent on Romanarians's kindness, politicians take citizens for idiots, Court TV ratings have skyrocketed now that executions are filmed on location, and it is illegal to comfort a crying baby between the hours of 6 pm and 8 pm. 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 178,251st in the world and 6,024th in Lazarus for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 40.53 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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5%
Highest Economic Output: 1,897thLargest Populations: 1,941stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,754thLargest Black Market: 2,833rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,002ndFattest Citizens: 4,665thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,290thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,807thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,960thMost Avoided: 6,000thMost Secular: 7,111thLargest Mining Sector: 8,494thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,707thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,769thLargest Gambling Industry: 9,057thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,450thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,582ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,518thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,328thMost Efficient Economies: 12,155thHighest Average Incomes: 13,343rdLargest Retail Industry: 14,673rdMost Pro-Market: 15,513thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,980thLargest Insurance Industry: 17,258thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,861st
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Largest Populations: 69th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 85th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 140th in the regionLargest Black Market: 158th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 190th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 223rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 243rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 243rd in the regionMost Secular: 294th in the regionMost Avoided: 299th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 306th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 317th in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 390th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 405th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 411th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 416th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 447th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 459th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 473rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 535th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 602nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 614th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 633rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 650th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 664th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Romanar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Romanar's influence in Lazarus rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Romanar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Romanar's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Romanar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Romanar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Romanar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Romanar's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Romanar's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Following new legislation in Romanar, it is illegal to comfort a crying baby between the hours of 6 pm and 8 pm.

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