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Most Valuable International Artwork: 421stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 553rdLargest Black Market: 878th
The Magical Mediator of
Iron Fist Consumerists
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Antoninus
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Mediobogdum II

Population16.148 billion

CapitalHerculaneum
LeaderAntoninus
FaithSun Worship

CurrencyAes signatum
AnimalLynx Vampire

The Magical Mediator of Mediobogdum II is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Antoninus with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, daily referendums, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 16.148 billion Mediobogdumians 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Herculaneum. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 70.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Mediobogdum IIian economy, worth a remarkable 2,815 trillion Aes signatums a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is an impressive 174,359 Aes signatums, with the richest citizens earning 8.8 times as much as the poorest.

Lobbyists are trying to convince government to recategorize most natural disasters as "non-critical naturogenic inconveniences", people are careful to avoid hyperbolising that they'd "rather die" than support Antoninus, financial investors are noting a boom in artillery, and wildlife parks are packed with poachers yet increasingly devoid of animals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mediobogdum II's national animal is the Lynx Vampire, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Sun Worship.

Mediobogdum II is ranked 21,404th in the world and 1,208th in Osiris for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 6,908.88 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 421stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 553rdLargest Black Market: 878thMost Subsidized Industry: 881stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 983rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,771stLargest Mining Sector: 1,772ndTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 4,563rdMost Armed: 4,570thHighest Economic Output: 5,166thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,830thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,284thMost Stationary: 7,338thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,351stRudest Citizens: 7,662ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,728thNudest: 7,876thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,694thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,201stHighest Average Incomes: 9,688thTop
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Largest Populations: 13,485thLargest Governments: 15,127thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,039thMost Influential: 17,138thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,212thMost Developed: 20,554thLowest Crime Rates: 20,706thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,858thMost Advanced Public Education: 21,404th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 26th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 34th in the regionLargest Black Market: 38th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 44th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 82nd in the regionMost Stationary: 88th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 88th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 196th in the regionMost Armed: 199th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 201st in the regionMost Influential: 296th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 296th in the regionNudest: 308th in the regionLargest Populations: 326th in the regionRudest Citizens: 341st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 345th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 417th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 449th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 482nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 485th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 604th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Mediobogdum II, wildlife parks are packed with poachers yet increasingly devoid of animals.
  • : Following new legislation in Mediobogdum II, financial investors are noting a boom in artillery.
  • : Following new legislation in Mediobogdum II, people are careful to avoid hyperbolising that they'd "rather die" than support Antoninus.
  • : Following new legislation in Mediobogdum II, lobbyists are trying to convince government to recategorize most natural disasters as "non-critical naturogenic inconveniences".
  • : Following new legislation in Mediobogdum II, foreign lack of enthusiasm for Mediobogdum IIian nose-flute disco metal is seen as a reasonable casus belli.
  • : Following new legislation in Mediobogdum II, armed police are cracking down on untaxed collectable-card-trading in local junior schools.
  • : Following new legislation in Mediobogdum II, lumberjacks only use certified eco-friendly chainsaws.
  • : Following new legislation in Mediobogdum II, liberals and conservatives try to disqualify each other's candidates on the grounds that "their ideas would never work in the real world".
  • : Following new legislation in Mediobogdum II, political candidates who don't release their birth certificates are presumed to have been born in Maxtopia.
  • : Mediobogdum II was reclassified from "Moralistic Democracy" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".

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