by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,875thLargest Populations: 5,252ndBest Weather: 6,592nd
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State
The Dark Side is the life force of the Galaxy
Civil Rights
Below Average
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population22.791 billion

CapitalImperial City
LeaderEmperor Alexander Ulmer

CurrencyImperial Dollar

The Empire of Romic is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Alexander Ulmer with an iron fist, and notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, anti-smoking policies, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 22.791 billion Romicians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Environment, and Education also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Administration receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Imperial City. The average income tax rate is 72.1%.

The very strong Romician economy, worth a remarkable 1,396 trillion Imperial Dollars a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 61,287 Imperial Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

Strange looking men with big red noses are found hiding behind bushes and inside dustbins, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources, citizens are permitted to carry concealed handguns, and children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Romic's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Romic is ranked 191,479th in the world and 6,111th in Osiris for Most Politically Free, scoring 27.71 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,875thLargest Populations: 5,252ndBest Weather: 6,592ndMost Beautiful Environments: 6,671stLargest Black Market: 6,716thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,933rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,760thTop
Highest Economic Output: 12,608thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,403rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,540thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,098thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,970thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,349th
Largest Populations: 120th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 227th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 301st in the regionBest Weather: 321st in the regionLargest Black Market: 360th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 438th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 510th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 591st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 596th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 606th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 737th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Romic's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Romic's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Romic's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Romic was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Romic's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Romic was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Romic ceased to exist in Balder.
  • : Romic was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Romic was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombies and Most Survivors and the Top 10% for Most Dead.
  • : Romic's influence in Balder rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".


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