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The United Kingdom of Centristvill

“Long live the King”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific



Population3.302 billion

LeaderKing Grant
FaithAnglican Communion


The United Kingdom of Centristvill is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by King Grant with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 3.302 billion Centristvillians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Blackmount. The average income tax rate is 90.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Centristvillian economy, worth 603 trillion Cents a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 182,729 Cents, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.

People talk about things being better when men were men, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks", citizens are remarkably well involved in the political process, and forty-year-old men are asked for their ID before watching the latest pony cartoon movies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Centristvill's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Anglican Communion.

Centristvill is ranked 97,705th in the world and 3,632nd in the South Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 47.81 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 786thMost Influential: 1,204thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,059thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,309thLowest Crime Rates: 2,745thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,222ndMost Devout: 3,365thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,581stHealthiest Citizens: 3,801stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,937thBest Weather: 3,973rdRudest Citizens: 4,279thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,575thMost Cultured: 4,975thLargest Governments: 5,036thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,292ndMost Beautiful Environments: 5,614thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,835thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,166thMost Developed: 7,123rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,172ndHighest Average Incomes: 7,321stMost Subsidized Industry: 7,467thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 8,685thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,007thMost Efficient Economies: 9,155thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,851stMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,757thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,252ndSmartest Citizens: 12,593rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,969th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 47th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 50th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 68th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 68th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 77th in the regionMost Devout: 79th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 90th in the regionMost Influential: 99th in the regionLargest Governments: 115th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 122nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 125th in the regionBest Weather: 130th in the regionRudest Citizens: 131st in the regionMost Cultured: 136th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 140th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 140th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 170th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 175th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 183rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 194th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 202nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 206th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 214th in the regionMost Developed: 228th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 246th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 251st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 257th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 266th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 363rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 387th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 389th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 448th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 450th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 452nd in the regionMost Stationary: 493rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 512th in the regionMost Average: 514th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 579th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Centristvill, forty-year-old men are asked for their ID before watching the latest pony cartoon movies.
  • : Following new legislation in Centristvill, citizens are remarkably well involved in the political process.
  • : Following new legislation in Centristvill, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks".
  • : Following new legislation in Centristvill, people talk about things being better when men were men.
  • : Following new legislation in Centristvill, Centristvillian soldiers are assured their new ray-guns will finally power up after the next round of ominous chanting.
  • : Centristvill endorsed The Rogue Nation of IkJan.
  • : Centristvill was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of IkJan.
  • : Following new legislation in Centristvill, the nation doesn't need to go to war in order to acquire new territory.
  • : Following new legislation in Centristvill, a handful of megacorporations own every "craft brewery" in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Centristvill, employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 171 » Erinor, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Tsunamy, Farengeto, Bear Connors Paradiso, Oxsania, Havenfell, Dylar, Kiasu-ism, Privatore, Kringalia, Janapuri, Quiescent, Belschaft, Luddinlande, Sandaoguo, Drugged Monkeys, The Solar System Scope, Theorin, The Two Jerseys, The United Expanse, Darakin, Nothanksbutseriously, Lioniel, Techganet, Pax Dracon, Sedunn, Curlyhoward, Madhonia, Seliyan progressive Islands, Pamela And Hepatitis, GI-Land, Japanese Federal Republic, Sanden, Lambdaland, WTP All the good names are taken, Soem, Phillius, Anachronolandia, Ufask, Si-topia, Transtemporal Shifts, FreeFishers, Nowa Europa, Barabarom, Angevin Britannia, Holy Chimerland, Jehenna, Three Rivia Levr, Wese Zippopiteradgil, and 121 others.Lightmare, Linguiniland, Aidenfieeld, Hanguk-Nippon, Tsvetania, Rebel-topia, The naked people, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Vincent Field, Runsiya, Nyfinest128, Wyatonians, Trinennie, Aywhyou, La Ascension, Moreana, Escevola, Ridehale, Volaworand, Paranoia, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Catalunya Unida, Utondara, Rhetiaa, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Saciu, Concrete Slab, New Briantown, Calistan, Jaxon, Great Andora, Lotadia, Nova Montron, Aumeltopia, Beepee, The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp, UnShleepd, Silberne Wache, Lester Crest, Wehraboos, The National Corporation, Isokenzar, Agalaesia, Elveka, Awjan, Abarri, Xandev, Aguatania, Republitank, Cuuldere, Lorora3, PASTIR, Rabbitz, Whimichy, Kandorith, USNE2018, Darbor, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Qvait, Zess, Birdkeeper, Nankyoku Tairiku, Ariankido, Akindom, State of Iowa, Land Without Shrimp, Kerlodia, The Filippinas, Jahass, St Oaks, Stoniamera, Choodox, Federated Kingdoms of Brittania, Academy of Umbrellas, Ostanasia, A Frog Dimension, P R of China, The Brand New Salvatagard Republic, Revanial, Staubsaugen, Spearos, Sesteran, Churumduul, Qawe, Milvands, Dasko, Crystal Creation, Phanama, PenguinPies, Amerion, Wild Space, North Erfton, Naam, World United, Negoshi, Great Africans, Aveerya, United Federated States of Omega, Westoc Kinness, Srevana, Yellunstryer, Laropsa, Miltonville, Blaash, Aurcania, Jennaterra, Pays de Loire, Bedain, BootJack, Kuddles, South Whitica, Ketathinamiri Islands, Imperial Duck, Bomamani, Solega, Higash, Ratoninburg, Upper Tyrconnel, Aberforthton, Omiri, and IkJan.

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