When asked about it, the previously featured Shffahkia showed little doubt about who should succeed him as 'Featured Nation'. Because within seconds he replied: "Salvia for his continuation in the Fight for the White Smoke." And so this month's honour goes to Sancti imperii catholico. Within our region, Salvia's strong retail industry (3rd) and furniture restoration (6th) benefit from a large amount of business subsidation (9th). Furthermore, this zealous powerhouse ranks in the World top 0.6% for religiousness (899th). This is rather confusing since they also receive top marks for both rudeness and cheerfulness.
The Divine Imperium of Sancti Imperii Catholico is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Archbishop Patrick Saulius with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, zero percent divorce rate, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 3.685 billion Salvians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The relatively small government prioritizes Industry, although Education, Administration, and Spirituality are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Deopolis. The average income tax rate is 33.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Salvian economy, worth 658 trillion Salvian Crosses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 178,608 Salvian Crosses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.
Grumbling early morning commuters bemoan having to travel to work in the dark, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, anyone who doesn't attend Official Governmental Religious Services is fined, and heretic deviants are free to practice their deviance outside of Sancti Imperii Catholico. Crime is totally unknown. Sancti Imperii Catholico's national animal is the Dove, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.