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The Empire of
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Envoy
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Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Few

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The Holy Habsburg

Population177 million

CurrencyCrown
AnimalBlack Eagle

The Empire of The Holy Habsburg is a very large, efficient nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, sprawling nuclear power plants, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 177 million Holy Habsburgians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 16.1%.

The very strong Holy Habsburgian economy, worth 12.6 trillion Crowns a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 70,966 Crowns, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 237,723 per year while the poor average 15,736, a ratio of 15.1 to 1.

Libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars, small shoes often wash up on the beach, all citizens must pass a 'multicultural sensitivity test' to be deemed fit for society, and the well-off amuse themselves by organizing upstairs-downstairs stories within their second homes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Holy Habsburg's national animal is the Black Eagle, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.

The Holy Habsburg is ranked 47,833rd in the world and 3rd in Sea for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 6,636.28 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Holy Habsburg, the well-off amuse themselves by organizing upstairs-downstairs stories within their second homes.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holy Habsburg, all citizens must pass a 'multicultural sensitivity test' to be deemed fit for society.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holy Habsburg, small shoes often wash up on the beach.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holy Habsburg, libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holy Habsburg, the people's love for Leader is little more than self-preservation.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holy Habsburg, officials pull all-nighters to check immigrants for potential links to terrorists.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holy Habsburg, returning tourists and businessmen are detained without trial if they belong to the "wrong" religion.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holy Habsburg, signs saying "No Poor People or Weirdoes" are common outside shops and cafés.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holy Habsburg, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holy Habsburg, oil executives can be seen reluctantly cleaning oil-soaked birds.

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