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The Most Serene Republic of Centromuria

“Destiny Prevails!”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population752 million

LeaderThe Concillieros

AnimalCranky Johnny

The Most Serene Republic of Centromuria is a huge, genial nation, ruled by The Concillieros with a fair hand, and renowned for its public floggings, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 752 million Centromuriens enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Castiglione. The average income tax rate is 64.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Centromurien economy, worth 86.6 trillion Castios a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 115,186 Castios, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Crime suspects are forced to submit to blood testing, even the most lowly council pen-pusher has the same political power as a senior minister, streaming video is considered to be a myth by most citizens, and the price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Centromuria's national animal is the Cranky Johnny, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Centromuria is ranked 11,968th in the world and 676th in The North Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 83.32 Years.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 721stTop
Most Influential: 1,989thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,144thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,148thSafest: 5,599thMost Pacifist: 5,608thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 9,816thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,031stMost Developed: 10,384thNicest Citizens: 10,741stBest Weather: 10,815thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,479thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,627thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,902ndLongest Average Lifespans: 11,968thMost Inclusive: 11,969thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,320thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,054thNudest: 14,589th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 149th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 227th in the regionSafest: 302nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 318th in the regionTop
Nudest: 454th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 493rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 498th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 508th in the regionBest Weather: 602nd in the regionMost Developed: 608th in the regionNicest Citizens: 617th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 630th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 656th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 660th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 660th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 664th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 676th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 688th in the regionMost Influential: 705th in the regionMost Inclusive: 714th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 729th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Centromuria was endorsed by The Dictatorship of Tellavinna.
  • : Centromuria endorsed The Imperial Osean Kingdom of Asthea.
  • : Centromuria changed its national animal to "Cranky Johnny".
  • : Following new legislation in Centromuria, the price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm.
  • : Following new legislation in Centromuria, streaming video is considered to be a myth by most citizens.
  • : Centromuria changed its national leader to "The Concillieros".
  • : Centromuria changed its national animal to "Johnny the C'unt".
  • : Centromuria changed its national leader to "The Council of Elders".
  • : Following new legislation in Centromuria, even the most lowly council pen-pusher has the same political power as a senior minister.
  • : Following new legislation in Centromuria, crime suspects are forced to submit to blood testing.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 180 » Alunya, Pallaith, Shin-Hachioji, Rkainjel, Territorio di Nessuno, Jasminlandia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Trillius, Kwaj, Great Bights Mum, Sundred, Guer Aike, Dar es Saalam, Shadowrik, Napnomadia, Omnistria, Unimaginable Doom, North Bratislava, Maott, Aldros, Corfad, El Fiji Grande, Koda-Land, Selfgradatude, United Draconia, Newpromisedland, Notyoutopia, The Rhein States, Ethnon, Valhalla123, Amauri, Sinelona, Siwale, Shibutani, Q w e r t y, Acrabinnia, Steampunk Ariel, Victoriaans Nederlands, Yaorozu, Sil Dorsett, Plangainer, Frances Francis the First of France, Lomjia, New Pruessen, Federation Terra Australis, Black Templares, Sunto, PlanetPunk, Spartoptia, Dreadton, and 130 others.Ejhsa, Buckerino, Aratani, Torakuen, Saturns Edge, Egalico, Wineclaw, Haor Chall, Tsardom of Leonlandia, United States of Americanas, 1 very fast endotarter, Yummy Blubber, New Bremerton, Ibiscaton, Kasazzastan, Sheldanada, Holy Oranz, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Kulgatha, Zemnaya Svoboda, Pasargad, Legendsland, Moubarakistan, British Pacific Islands, Abject Ludicrosity, Tire Sover, Malta Comino Gozo, General COE, Niradans, Aetulia, Votak Matim, Aezus, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Republic of New Atlantis, Joodey, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Longsword01, Yugobatania, Pauliestien, Prydania, North Altatude, New Caeitanordia, Vincone Cae, Sockmanland, Former English Colony, 2 and 2 is Fish, Conservadoria, Helia Geopes, Ausnakulia, Test for a new hope, Wilkshire, Elder Realms, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Antityranicals, Potatolandium, Esplandia, Camarthen, Unsophisticate, Makersaulache, Revolutionary Sealand, BrightFutures, Constantinolia, Wooleystan, Fayyayid, Xentherida, Halcon siveriano, Solidair, Astrind, Ecronentia, Zumlandia, Narwhal, Glurponia, Kobagia, The Serdey Islands, Eternal Dreams, Xzavia-Hjar, Steraz, SORT, Partax, Wisconsota, Seenvorland, Utopicican, Orado, Bearical, United Non-Southern American Empire, Lindsaystan, Great Javadwipa, Penrith, Runeda, Cuyan, Daiz, Scientific empire, Princely Irbis, Juggernautilus, Zeternia, Union of Austria-Hungary, Concordare, The Tampa Bay Rays, Tamgu, Leibeland, New Flos, New Octicarg, Lanterkint, Grimandia, Duerrlewang, Moisus, Styrica, Some Random TNP Nation, Quebekistand, McMasterdonia, Frie Annium, The Stratosphere Islands, Warcaa, Miruma, New Lakemba, Faircliff, Delmak, Fizban, U S Eh, Orven, Guslantis, Solskjar, Ponantine, Great Robertia, The Notorious Mad Jack, Racoda, and Tellavinna.

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