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Most Devout: 1,214th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,790th Most Primitive: 2,062nd
The Red Holy Catholic Division of
Father Knows Best State
Deus Unus Me Iudicare Potest
Lord Knight John Peter
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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The Red Holy Catholic Division of The New Temple Knights is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Lord Knight John Peter with an iron fist, and remarkable for its strictly enforced bedtime, compulsory military service, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 22.905 billion Knights 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, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Templarcardia. The average income tax rate is 81.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The A New Temple Knightsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,406 trillion Ords a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 61,413 Ords, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

The number of judges has tripled in recent months, there is an abondance of ackawi and zartschmelzend in every A New Temple Knightsian grocery store, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets, and criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The New Temple Knights's national animal is the Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

The New Temple Knights is ranked 6,263rd in the world and 1st in Vatican II for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 67.23 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

Most Devout: 1,214thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,790thMost Primitive: 2,062ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,132ndLargest Populations: 2,568thMost Influential: 3,508thBest Weather: 3,829thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,174thNicest Citizens: 5,423rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,147thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,263rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,508thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,794thMost Ignorant Citizens: 6,897thHighest Economic Output: 7,014thTop
Most Cultured: 8,541stMost Corrupt Governments: 9,488thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,158thSafest: 11,874thHealthiest Citizens: 12,988thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,008thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,122nd

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