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Most Devout: 1,269thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,590thLargest Black Market: 1,740th
The Theocracy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Miserando atque eligendo
Influence
Powerbroker
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Vaticandome

Population11.365 billion

LeaderGod
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyBishop
AnimalLamb

The Theocracy of Vaticandome is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by God with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, ubiquitous missile silos, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 11.365 billion Popes 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Spirituality, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 90.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Papal economy, worth a remarkable 1,330 trillion Bishops a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Woodchip Exports, Basket Weaving, and Arms Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 117,059 Bishops, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The government is flooded with compensation requests, suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence, imprisonment is the leading cause of disownment, and a signed affidavit from a prominent anti-corruption advocate declares that she is in fact a crook after all. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vaticandome's national animal is the Lamb, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Vaticandome is ranked 3,993rd in the world and 2nd in USAsia for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 62.05 Whatever.

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Most Devout: 1,269thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,590thLargest Black Market: 1,740thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,516thMost Primitive: 2,586thMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,797thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,741stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,938thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,993rdNudest: 4,236thMost Conservative: 6,210thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,853rdMost Stationary: 8,003rdMost Authoritarian: 8,119thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,493rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,128thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,405thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,903rdTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 13,528thHighest Economic Output: 13,583rdLowest Crime Rates: 17,286thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,051stLargest Governments: 22,005thMost Influential: 22,973rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Vaticandome, a signed affidavit from a prominent anti-corruption advocate declares that he is in fact a crook after all.
  • : Following new legislation in Vaticandome, imprisonment is the leading cause of disownment.
  • : Following new legislation in Vaticandome, suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence.
  • : Following new legislation in Vaticandome, the government is flooded with compensation requests.
  • : Following new legislation in Vaticandome, children playing with walkie-talkies are told to 'get a job'.
  • : Following new legislation in Vaticandome, young people devote their entire lives to the faith.
  • : Vaticandome was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Vaticandome, government statistics suggest 115% of the population love God.
  • : Vaticandome was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Vaticandome, graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail.

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