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Featured nation June 2019: Tagmatium

The Greater Holy Empire of Tagmatium


"The Beacon of the Light of Christ."

National Animal: Leopard

Currency: Hyperpyron Nomisma

Previously featured Salvia (Sancti imperii catholico) had been thinking about his successor. "And without even a moment's hesitation, Iím choosing Tagmatium. Heís been super active for as long as Iíve been here, not only being involved in international affairs but also creating Tagmatiumís own story. Heís active OOC as well, interacting with the community and all. Great writing and a great nation/person behind it." Not to mention the GHET is #1 on Eurth for religiousness and health. Which is nice for old people. Yet the youth rebelliousness is also in the global 0.2%. ;-)

The Greater Holy Empire of Tagmatium is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Holy Emperor Kommodos III with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, avowedly heterosexual populace, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 31.414 billion Tagmatines are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tagmatika. The average income tax rate is 78.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Tagmatine economy, worth a remarkable 7,455 trillion Hyperpyron Nomismas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Information Technology. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 237,322 Hyperpyron Nomismas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's diplomats shake hands with those whose hands are drenched in the blood of innocents, people talk about things being better when men were men, many believe that Holy Emperor Kommodos III's head is big enough for the sun to orbit around it, and purported secret military bases are dismissed by Holy Emperor Kommodos III to be highly-advanced toilet factories. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tagmatium's national animal is the Leopard, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Iconoclastic Orthodox Church.

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