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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,266th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,561st Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,327th
The Holy Empire of
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Population4.442 billion

CapitalSaint Mary
LeaderEmperor Alexander IV
FaithAutocephalous Morrainean Catholic Church


The Holy Empire of Routcher is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Alexander IV with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 4.442 billion Routcherians 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Mary. The average income tax rate is 75.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Routcherian economy, worth 232 trillion Crowns a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Cheese Exports, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 52,339 Crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

The government is notorious for leaving citizens with almost nothing from their inheritance, the justice of Routcher is considered superior to that of other nations, cricket farmers use magnifying glasses to fit every member of their herd with tiny tracking tags, and Little League matches are often attended by riot police with water cannon... just in case. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Routcher's national animal is the stag, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Autocephalous Morrainean Catholic Church.

Routcher is ranked 52,962nd in the world and 4th in Alliance of Absolute Monarchs for Highest Economic Output, with 232 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,266thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,561stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,327thBest Weather: 12,398thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,426thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,955thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,570thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,345thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,379th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the region

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