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Most Patriotic: 933rdMost Devout: 1,715thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,298th
The Holy Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Deus Vult
Augustus XVII
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Templar Papal New State

Population2.613 billion

LeaderAugustus XVII

CurrencyPapal Lira

The Holy Empire of The Templar Papal New State is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Augustus XVII with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, free-roaming dinosaurs, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.613 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Roma. The average income tax rate is 95.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Templar Papal New Statean economy, worth 358 trillion Papal 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 dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 137,379 Papal Lire, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The endangered saltwater humpback Bear is only seen in captivity programs, 4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days', schoolchildren's "what I did on my holidays" essays tend to be somewhat homogeneous, and the government keeps introducing new foreign species to combat the previous ones it has introduced. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive 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 10,367th in the world and 172nd in Europe for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 10,617.51 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most Patriotic: 933rdMost Devout: 1,715thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,298thTop
Most Influential: 2,428thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,523rdLowest Crime Rates: 2,845thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,765thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,301stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,317thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,691stLongest Average Lifespans: 4,937thMost Cultured: 5,187thHealthiest Citizens: 5,833rdLargest Governments: 5,918thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,979thBest Weather: 7,740thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,955thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,839thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,996thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,290thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,654thMost Efficient Economies: 10,182ndMost Advanced Public Education: 10,367thMost Developed: 10,790thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,380thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 12,746thMost Authoritarian: 13,903rdLargest Welfare Programs: 15,659thHighest Average Incomes: 17,429thHighest Food Quality: 19,451stLargest Publishing Industry: 20,813thSmartest Citizens: 23,980th
Most Patriotic: 11th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 38th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 47th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 56th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 56th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 61st in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 67th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 73rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 87th in the regionLargest Governments: 87th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 88th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 90th in the regionMost Cultured: 101st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 111th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 118th in the region

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