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Most Influential: 3,872ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,746thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,708th
The Res Publica Romana of
Capitalist Paradise
Ib'tuur jatne tuur ash'ad kyr'amur
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Desmosthenes and Burke

Population5.92 billion

LeaderGaius Lucanus Aurelius
FaithReligio Romanum

AnimalGrey Wolf

The Res Publica Romana of Desmosthenes and Burke is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Gaius Lucanus Aurelius with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 5.92 billion Burkeans are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lutetia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 12.1%.

The thriving Burkean economy, worth 662 trillion Denarii a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 111,954 Denarii, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 400,523 per year while the poor average 22,465, a ratio of 17.8 to 1.

Students do more community service than homework, dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines', older ladies are inundated with offers to help them cross the road, and school teachers check the staff room for hidden webcams before complaining about rebellious students. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Desmosthenes and Burke's national animal is the Grey Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Religio Romanum.

Desmosthenes and Burke is ranked 130,460th in the world and 4,354th in the West Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 370.74 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most Influential: 3,872ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,746thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,708thLargest Retail Industry: 6,755thFattest Citizens: 7,868thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10,599thLargest Insurance Industry: 13,643rdLargest Mining Sector: 16,143rdMost Stationary: 16,702ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,193rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,429thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,304th
Highest Disposable Incomes: 144th in the regionMost Influential: 152nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 162nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 177th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 186th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 238th in the regionMost Stationary: 250th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 292nd in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 335th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 341st in the regionLargest Populations: 369th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 410th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 432nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 436th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 456th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 475th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 511th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 523rd in the regionMost Cultured: 530th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 614th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 635th in the region

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