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Most Influential: 967thMost Devout: 1,268thMost Patriotic: 1,576th
The Holy Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Deus Vult
Augustus XVII
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Templar Papal New State

Population4.097 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 rum-swilling pirates, avowedly heterosexual populace, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.097 billion Papal New Stateans 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Roma. The average income tax rate is 89.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Templar Papal New Statean economy, worth 603 trillion Papal Lire a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 147,401 Papal Lire, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Internet sites are legally unable to stop their users from posting pornography, military spending is on the increase, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb, and children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again. 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 Christianity.

The Templar Papal New State is ranked 77,023rd in the world and 543rd in Europe for Most Income Equality, scoring 48.23 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most Influential: 967thMost Devout: 1,268thMost Patriotic: 1,576thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,749thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 3,254thMost Cultured: 3,523rdMost Armed: 3,627thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,064thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,277thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,596thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,680thHealthiest Citizens: 5,394thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,946thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,560thBest Weather: 8,864thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,064thLargest Governments: 9,969thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,993rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,035thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,357thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,087thMost Developed: 12,044thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,179thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,488thMost Efficient Economies: 12,898thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,042ndMost Subsidized Industry: 15,687thHighest Average Incomes: 15,875thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,783rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,726thHighest Food Quality: 19,771stMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,834thSmartest Citizens: 22,520thMost Authoritarian: 26,771st
Most Patriotic: 16th in the regionMost Devout: 16th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionMost Armed: 35th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 39th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 39th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 50th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 55th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 72nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 76th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 81st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 84th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 101st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 113th in the region

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