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Most Authoritarian: 3,821stMost Income Equality: 5,728thMost Armed: 6,613th
The Kingdom of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Romance and Reverie
Influence
Dominator
Founder
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
Outlawed

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Romance and Reverie

Population507 million

CapitalLove

CurrencyPromise
AnimalWandering Spirit

The Kingdom of Romance and Reverie is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 507 million Romance and Reverieans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Love. The average income tax rate is 89.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Romance and Reveriean economy, worth 14.8 trillion Promises a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 29,135 Promises, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Leader to meetings with foreign heads of state, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread, tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests, and the government is suspected of mass disappearing dissidents both at home and abroad. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Romance and Reverie's national animal is the Wandering Spirit, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Romance and Reverie is ranked 214,790th in the world and 2nd in The Ancient Isle for Rudest Citizens, with 9.65 Insults Per Minute.

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5%
Most Authoritarian: 3,821stMost Income Equality: 5,728thMost Armed: 6,613thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,856thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,857thBest Weather: 10,193rdMost Conservative: 10,346thTop
10%
Most Cheerful Citizens: 12,006thLowest Crime Rates: 14,786thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,973rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,179thMost Extreme: 16,799thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,611thLargest Governments: 19,615th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Romance and Reverie, the government is suspected of mass disappearing dissidents both at home and abroad.
  • : Following new legislation in Romance and Reverie, tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests.
  • : Following new legislation in Romance and Reverie, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
  • : Following new legislation in Romance and Reverie, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Leader to meetings with foreign heads of state.
  • : Following new legislation in Romance and Reverie, pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits.
  • : Following new legislation in Romance and Reverie, the jackhammer is considered a tool of artistic criticism.
  • : Romance and Reverie was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Following new legislation in Romance and Reverie, getting an autograph has become harder than ever.
  • : Following new legislation in Romance and Reverie, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Romance and Reverie, the world still seems flat to some people in space.

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