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Most Authoritarian: 6,417thMost Pacifist: 8,971stLargest Welfare Programs: 9,069th
The Theocracy of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Deo Juvante
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
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Political Freedom

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The Papal Curia

Population1.826 billion

LeaderYour Holiness


The Theocracy of The Papal Curia is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Your Holiness with an iron fist, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, frequent executions, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 1.826 billion Papal Curians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Welfare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 74.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Papal Curian economy, worth 99.9 trillion Lire a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 54,720 Lire, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Film studios own the rights to actors' likenesses until the next millennium, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Papal Curians any less frightened, explosive diarrhoea is not just a colorful phrase, and Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Papal Curia's national animal is the Lamb, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.

The Papal Curia is ranked 234,546th in the world and 12th in The Democratic States of NS for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -8 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Most Authoritarian: 6,417thMost Pacifist: 8,971stLargest Welfare Programs: 9,069thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,751stMost Devout: 12,128thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,868thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 17,081stNicest Citizens: 18,497thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,694thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,825thMost Conservative: 20,247thBest Weather: 21,213thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23,826thMost Cultured: 25,940thHighest Average Tax Rates: 26,546thLongest Average Lifespans: 29,772nd
Most Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the region

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