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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,321stLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,191stMost Influential: 5,660th
The Handsome Empire of
Left-wing Utopia
Don't let ugliness enter your life
Emperor Marcus Tutchanus Easilinus
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Romanus Hairus

Population1.085 billion

CapitalDevas City
LeaderEmperor Marcus Tutchanus Easilinus


The Handsome Empire of Romanus Hairus is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Emperor Marcus Tutchanus Easilinus with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and infamous sell-swords. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 1.085 billion Hairians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Devas City. The average income tax rate is 81.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Romanus Hairusian economy, worth 131 trillion Hairs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 121,231 Hairs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Referenda are held for every conceivable government action, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature', army rations are served on silver platters, and towns are often run by puppets. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Romanus Hairus's national animal is the Horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Tutchanism.

Romanus Hairus is ranked 116,474th in the world and 421st in United Kingdom for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 137,620 Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,321stLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,191stMost Influential: 5,660thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,395thNicest Citizens: 7,649thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,658thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,711thMost Devout: 8,807thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,148thSafest: 9,391stMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,730thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,546thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,802ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,559thMost Developed: 12,705thMost Inclusive: 12,722ndMost Cultured: 12,833rdLowest Crime Rates: 13,586thHighest Food Quality: 13,756thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,509thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,598thSmartest Citizens: 15,311thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 16,167thMost Pacifist: 16,299thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,798thLargest Governments: 17,108thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,601stMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,766thHealthiest Citizens: 21,343rdBest Weather: 22,145thMost Income Equality: 26,050thLargest Information Technology Sector: 26,205thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 26,705thMost Subsidized Industry: 26,822ndHighest Average Incomes: 27,369thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 27,798th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 21st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 24th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 29th in the regionNicest Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Devout: 30th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 32nd in the regionSafest: 35th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 42nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 43rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 45th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 46th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 48th in the regionMost Income Equality: 51st in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 52nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 52nd in the regionMost Developed: 55th in the regionMost Inclusive: 58th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 62nd in the regionLargest Governments: 63rd in the regionMost Cultured: 64th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 65th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 69th in the regionMost Pacifist: 74th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 78th in the regionBest Weather: 85th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 87th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 90th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 94th in the regionMost Politically Free: 100th in the region

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