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Most Stationary: 6,525thLargest Populations: 8,090thLargest Black Market: 12,404th
The Borderlands of
Democratic Socialists
Carpe diem
Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Some

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Rose

Population19.226 billion

CapitalRosenborg
LeaderTommelise

Currencypetal
AnimalCetonia aurata

The Borderlands of Rose is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Tommelise with an even hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, devout population of 19.226 billion Roseans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Environment, with Spirituality, Education, and Law & Order also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rosenborg. The average income tax rate is 70.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Rosean economy, worth 514 trillion petals a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Tourism, Information Technology, Gambling, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 26,775 petals, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Flash floods that dams could have controlled regularly ravage small towns in mountain valleys, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction, and tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rose's national animal is the Cetonia aurata, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Rose is ranked 174,076th in the world and 8th in Dansk for Most Politically Free, scoring 39.43 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Largest Black Market: 12,404thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,716thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,942ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,037thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23,335thMost Beautiful Environments: 23,925th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Rose was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Rose's influence in Dansk fell from "Superpower" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Rose's influence in Dansk rose from "Power" to "Superpower".
  • : Rose's influence in Dansk rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Power".
  • : Rose was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Rose's influence in Dansk fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Rose was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombies, Most Dead, and Most Zombified.
  • : Rose was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Rose was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Rose was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.

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