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Most Influential: 994thMost Devout: 1,279thMost Patriotic: 1,640th
The Holy Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Deus Vult
Augustus XVII
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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The Templar Papal New State

Population4.053 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 notable for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.053 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 88.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Templar Papal New Statean economy, worth 589 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 145,471 Papal Lire, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Augustus XVII claims no responsibility for what Augustus XVII's government does, a newly discovered small mammal's name translates into Templar Papal New Statean as 'your finger, you fool', reports of arson have doubled since the introduction of a privatised fire protection service, and all-natural foods are becoming a major fad. 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 266,779th in the world and 1,223rd in Europe for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.49 crimes per hour.

Most Influential: 994thMost Devout: 1,279thMost Patriotic: 1,640thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,824thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 3,375thMost Cultured: 3,618thMost Armed: 3,750thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,186thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,421stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,703rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,112thHealthiest Citizens: 5,391stLongest Average Lifespans: 6,051stMost Corrupt Governments: 6,228thBest Weather: 8,310thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,009thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,688thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,408thLargest Governments: 10,433rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,944thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,473rdLargest Publishing Industry: 11,902ndMost Developed: 12,109thMost Efficient Economies: 12,900thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,979thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,802ndMost Subsidized Industry: 16,071stHighest Average Incomes: 16,354thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,599thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,170thMost Authoritarian: 18,677thHighest Food Quality: 19,704thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,585thSmartest Citizens: 23,565th
Most Devout: 16th in the regionMost Patriotic: 18th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 33rd in the regionMost Armed: 35th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 42nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 53rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 54th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 73rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 79th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 80th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 89th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 92nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 103rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 118th in the region

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