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Rudest Citizens: 1,892ndLargest Retail Industry: 2,199thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,492nd
The Virtuous Republic of
Capitalizt
Senatus Populus Que Romanus
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Orson Welles

Population840 million

CapitalRome
LeaderAugustus

CurrencyGold Denarii
AnimalEagle

The Virtuous Republic of Orson Welles is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by Augustus with an even hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 840 million Romans enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Industry, and Law & Order are also considered important, while International Aid and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rome. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Roman economy, worth 132 trillion Gold Denariis a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 157,605 Gold Denariis, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 578,270 per year while the poor average 30,405, a ratio of 19.0 to 1.

The new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?", many marriages go virtually unconsummated, coalition governments are essential to passing new laws, and the nation is known abroad mostly for its Parliamentary antics. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Orson Welles's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Orson Welles is ranked 11,968th in the world and 300th in the West Pacific for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 23,926.52 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 1,892ndLargest Retail Industry: 2,199thTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,492ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,540thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,891stMost Avoided: 4,097thFattest Citizens: 4,291stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,897thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,955thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,466thHighest Crime Rates: 5,850thLargest Mining Sector: 6,006thMost Influential: 7,672ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,923rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8,822ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,966thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,312thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,675thMost Armed: 10,029thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,140thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 11,959thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,968thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,401stMost Efficient Economies: 17,055thMost Secular: 17,438thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,564thMost Pro-Market: 20,035thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 22,128th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 47th in the regionRudest Citizens: 54th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 58th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 62nd in the regionMost Avoided: 77th in the regionFattest Citizens: 87th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 91st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 95th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 102nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 113th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 114th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 124th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 141st in the regionMost Armed: 142nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 148th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 171st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 192nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 207th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 244th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 246th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 258th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 281st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 296th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 300th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 300th in the regionMost Influential: 304th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 323rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 331st in the regionMost Secular: 457th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 527th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 585th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Orson Welles, the nation is known abroad mostly for its Parliamentary antics.
  • : Following new legislation in Orson Welles, coalition governments are essential to passing new laws.
  • : Following new legislation in Orson Welles, many marriages go virtually unconsummated.
  • : Orson Welles voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Sovereign Justice Accord".
  • : Following new legislation in Orson Welles, the new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?".
  • : Following new legislation in Orson Welles, a bill to outlaw math homework has been submitted.
  • : Following new legislation in Orson Welles, politicians accost strangers in the street to ask their problems.
  • : Following new legislation in Orson Welles, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused.
  • : Following new legislation in Orson Welles, officials pull all-nighters to check immigrants for potential links to terrorists.
  • : Following new legislation in Orson Welles, Eagle is one of the most popular forenames in Orson Welles.

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