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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,628thMost Devout: 5,435thMost Influential: 5,553rd
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The Templar Papal New State

Population1.37 billion

LeaderAugustus XVII

CurrencyPapal Lira

The Holy Empire of The Templar Papal New State is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Augustus XVII with an iron fist, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, national health service, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 1.37 billion Papal New Stateans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Roma. The average income tax rate is 80.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Templar Papal New Statean economy, worth 157 trillion Papal Lire a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 115,183 Papal Lire, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Interest in globalism never flags, the government denies that it has an agency overseeing plausible deniability of black-ops agencies, untold millions of Papal Lire are going into a new government-funded maternity leave scheme, and gun-wielding criminals always wear appropriate eye and ear protection. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Templar Papal New State's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christian.

The Templar Papal New State is ranked 177,264th in the world and 703rd in Europe for Largest Black Market, with 56.3 billion Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,628thMost Devout: 5,435thMost Influential: 5,553rdMost Cultured: 8,921stLowest Crime Rates: 9,011thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,291stHealthiest Citizens: 10,562ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,794thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,304thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,367thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,094thBest Weather: 13,554thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,337thMost Developed: 14,723rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,027thLargest Governments: 15,573rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,610thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,048thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,059thMost Authoritarian: 16,366thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,826thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,017thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17,091stMost Efficient Economies: 18,171stMost Compassionate Citizens: 18,335thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,267thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,318thMost Advanced Public Education: 21,496thNicest Citizens: 22,113th
Most Devout: 48th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 68th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 79th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 85th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 93rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 103rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 113th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 117th in the region

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