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Nudest: 3,544thMost Conservative: 18,598th
The Borderlands of
Authoritarian Democracy
Legio nona Hispana!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The 9th Legion

Population514 million

CapitalRome

CurrencyDenarus
AnimalEagle

The Borderlands of The 9th Legion is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, anti-smoking policies, and enforced nudity. The hard-nosed population of 514 million Legionaires are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The medium-sized, moralistic, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rome. The average income tax rate is 32.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Legionaire economy, worth 15.2 trillion Denaruses 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 slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Pizza Delivery, Gambling, and Arms Manufacturing. 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 29,552 Denaruses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's diplomatic missives are now delivered via sniper rifle, ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools, all statues and paintings of dogs are being destroyed to avoid offending cat-lovers, and country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The 9th Legion's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

The 9th Legion is ranked 109,038th in the world and 31st in Fifth Empire for Largest Governments, scoring 12.08 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Nudest: 3,544thTop
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Most Conservative: 18,598th
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Nudest: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The 9th Legion's influence in Fifth Empire rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : The 9th Legion lodged a message on the Fifth Empire Regional Message Board.
  • : The 9th Legion lodged a message on the Fifth Empire Regional Message Board.
  • : The 9th Legion's influence in Fifth Empire rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Following new legislation in The 9th Legion, country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized.
  • : Following new legislation in The 9th Legion, all statues and paintings of dogs are being destroyed to avoid offending cat-lovers.
  • : Following new legislation in The 9th Legion, ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools.
  • : Following new legislation in The 9th Legion, the nation's diplomatic missives are now delivered via sniper rifle.
  • : Following new legislation in The 9th Legion, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card.
  • : Following new legislation in The 9th Legion, roosters that herald the rising sun are immediately sent to the slaughterhouse.

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