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The His Royal Highness King of Apostate

“Vel Exuviae Triumphans”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: The Wolf Clan

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Apostate

Population5.625 billion

CapitalUr
LeaderMachiavelli
FaithCatholicism

CurrencySilver Note
AnimalWolf

The His Royal Highness King of Apostate is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Machiavelli with an iron fist, and renowned for its public floggings, daily referendums, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.625 billion Apostateses are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Industry, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ur. The average income tax rate is 87.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Apostatean economy, worth a remarkable 1,599 trillion Silver Notes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 284,268 Silver Notes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

Door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes', the government is ignoring the latest terrorist atrocities in Ur for fear of causing a fuss, the beauty of coastal towns is marred only slightly by all the closed-down storefronts, and bicycle parking sheds have sprouted like mushrooms near rail stations after cars were banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Apostate's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Apostate is ranked 3,846th in the world and 2nd in The Wolf Clan for Most Developed, scoring 93.62 on the Human Development Index.

Top
1%
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 830thMost Devout: 867thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 935thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,097thLargest Black Market: 1,672ndTop
5%
Largest Retail Industry: 1,691stHighest Average Incomes: 1,933rdMost Subsidized Industry: 2,069thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,280thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,536thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,600thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,280thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,392ndLargest Governments: 3,637thMost Developed: 3,846thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,343rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,686thMost Cultured: 4,775thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,044thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,295thLowest Crime Rates: 5,318thRudest Citizens: 5,322ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,583rdSmartest Citizens: 5,608thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,617thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,131stMost Efficient Economies: 7,348thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,380thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,504thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,958thHighest Economic Output: 8,195thTop
10%
Highest Average Tax Rates: 9,125thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,945thHealthiest Citizens: 12,904thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,600thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,561st
Top
5%
Most Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionTop
10%
Most Cultured: 4th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Apostate was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Apostate, bicycle parking sheds have sprouted like mushrooms near rail stations after cars were banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Apostate, the beauty of coastal towns is marred only slightly by all the closed-down storefronts.
  • : Following new legislation in Apostate, the government is ignoring the latest terrorist atrocities in Ur for fear of causing a fuss.
  • : Following new legislation in Apostate, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes'.
  • : Apostate lodged a message on the The Wolf Clan Regional Message Board.
  • : Apostate was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Apostate unsuppressed a post on the The Wolf Clan Regional Message Board.
  • : Apostate suppressed a post on the The Wolf Clan Regional Message Board.
  • : Apostate lodged a message on the The Wolf Clan Regional Message Board.

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