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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,012th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,120th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,958th
The Order of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
In War, Victory|In Peace, Vigilance|In Death, Sacrifice
Influence
Power
Founder
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
All-Consuming
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The Templar High Council

Population12.083 billion

CapitalRosewall
LeaderKnight-Commander Cyrus Reticio
FaithChristianity

CurrencyCrosse
AnimalAssassin

The Order of The Templar High Council is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Knight-Commander Cyrus Reticio with an even hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, avowedly heterosexual populace, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 12.083 billion Templars have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rosewall. The average income tax rate is 89.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Templaric economy, worth a remarkable 1,157 trillion Crosses a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 95,776 Crosses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The rich tend their gardens inside gated urban farming communities, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, the military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers, and concussed Assassinball players cannot remember their lineup position. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Templar High Council's national animal is the Assassin, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Christianity.

The Templar High Council is ranked 99,390th in the world and 12th in The Council of The Multiverse for Smartest Citizens, with 28.14 Quips Per Hour.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,120thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,958thMost Devout: 3,121stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,600thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,411thMost Stationary: 6,554thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,087thMost Influential: 7,167thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,448thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 8,875thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,837thLargest Governments: 11,321stHighest Economic Output: 11,699thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,839thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,206thLargest Populations: 15,261stMost Cultured: 16,028thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,355thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,395th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the region

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