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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,081st Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,160th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,855th
The Order of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
In War, Victory|In Peace, Vigilance|In Death, Sacrifice
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Templar High Council

Population13.197 billion

LeaderKnight-Commander Cyrus Reticio


The Order of The Templar High Council is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Knight-Commander Cyrus Reticio with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, barren, inhospitable landscape, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 13.197 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 89.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Templaric economy, worth a remarkable 1,265 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 95,855 Crosses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, the military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers, concussed Assassinball players cannot remember their lineup position, and people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety. 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 140,153rd in the world and 9th in The Council of The Multiverse for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -5.29 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,081stTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,160thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,855thMost Devout: 3,027thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,465thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,925thMost Stationary: 6,087thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,638thMost Influential: 6,842ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,144thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 8,798thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,770thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,037thLargest Governments: 11,077thHighest Economic Output: 11,239thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,706thLargest Populations: 14,336thMost Cultured: 15,306thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,484thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,365th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the region

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