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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,366thLargest Black Market: 3,554thBest Weather: 4,640th
The Empire of
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Ultima Terra

Population11.935 billion

LeaderLucius von Palatine

AnimalSnow Leopard

The Empire of Ultima Terra is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Lucius von Palatine with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, digital currency, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 11.935 billion Ultima Terrans 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 enormous, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Law & Order, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Malus. The average income tax rate is 85.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Ultima Terran economy, worth a remarkable 1,673 trillion Luciens a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 140,207 Luciens, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The doctor has cold hands, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars, giant beards and handlebar moustaches are increasingly popular, and teenage TV characters are played by thirty-year-olds by the end of the second season. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ultima Terra's national animal is the Snow Leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Melkorism.

Ultima Terra is ranked 3,554th in the world and 174th in Lazarus for Largest Black Market, with 697 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,366thTop
Largest Black Market: 3,554thBest Weather: 4,640thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,751stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,755thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,793rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,889thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,854thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,906thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,779thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,972ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,039thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,301stHighest Economic Output: 10,122ndLowest Crime Rates: 10,232ndHighest Poor Incomes: 11,094thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,350thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,485thMost Secular: 11,542ndTop
Largest Governments: 12,789thHealthiest Citizens: 13,164thSmartest Citizens: 14,015thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,155thMost Cultured: 16,381stHighest Average Incomes: 16,495thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,816thMost Developed: 18,103rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,138thLargest Populations: 23,924th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 163rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 174th in the regionBest Weather: 208th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 227th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 236th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 271st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 275th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 333rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 390th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 413th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 435th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 443rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 447th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 501st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 567th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 585th in the regionMost Secular: 603rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 605th in the regionRudest Citizens: 645th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 668th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 736th in the regionLargest Governments: 740th in the regionMost Average: 756th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 770th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ultima Terra's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Ultima Terra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Ultima Terra's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Following new legislation in Ultima Terra, teenage TV characters are played by thirty-year-olds by the end of the second season.
  • : Ultima Terra was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Ultima Terra ceased to exist in Lazarus.
  • : Ultima Terra was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces and the Top 10% for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Ultima Terra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Ultima Terra's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Ultima Terra's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".