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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,407thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,602ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,539th
The Oderint Dum Metuant of
Father Knows Best State
Nation was made for RP. It does not reflect my RL views
Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Sad-States

Population13.999 billion

CapitalEvanska
LeaderMaximus
FaithLux Tenebris

CurrencyFrumento in Cibum
AnimalLupus

The Oderint Dum Metuant of Sad-States is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Maximus with an iron fist, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, digital currency, and disturbing lack of elderly people. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.999 billion Maddomans 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, well-organized morass — prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Healthcare, and Law & Order are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Evanska. The average income tax rate is 91.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Maddoman economy, worth a remarkable 1,204 trillion Frumento in Cibums a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 86,045 Frumento in Cibums, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Maximus has been known to make speeches in fishing waders, there's no weight to modern politics, prison officers are bribed not to take bribes, and the new "Bloodbath" orange tree autonomously seeks and destroys independent orchards. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sad-States's national animal is the Lupus, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Lux Tenebris.

Sad-States is ranked 10,702nd in the world and 218th in the Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 7,327.41 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 65th in the regionLargest Populations: 99th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 111th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 178th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 180th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 181st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 205th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 218th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 234th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 235th in the regionMost Patriotic: 294th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 316th in the regionBest Weather: 358th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 383rd in the regionLargest Governments: 390th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 411th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 444th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 482nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 534th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 557th in the regionMost Developed: 610th in the region

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