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The Confederacy of Comuni

“Semper Fidelis”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Balder

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Comuni

Population22.937 billion

CapitalRavensworth
LeaderBaphomet
FaithChristianity

CurrencyHammer
AnimalBlack Eagle

The Confederacy of Comuni is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Baphomet with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, sprawling nuclear power plants, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 22.937 billion Communians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ravensworth. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Comunian economy, worth a remarkable 5,481 trillion Hammers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 238,990 Hammers, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,239,415 per year while the poor average 24,969, a ratio of 49.6 to 1.

Schoolyard sandboxes resemble ashtrays due to the large number of cigarette butts, ships no longer sail as no one wants to encounter Comunian pirates, drug-related crimes carry the death penalty, and economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Comuni's national animal is the Black Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

Comuni is ranked 168,500th in the world and 7,247th in Balder for Most Cultured, scoring 26 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Top
1%
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 156thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 800thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,059thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,243rdHighest Economic Output: 1,272ndMost Avoided: 1,533rdTop
5%
Rudest Citizens: 1,893rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,933rdLargest Retail Industry: 1,939thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,947thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,412thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,636thLargest Mining Sector: 3,168thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,361stHighest Average Incomes: 3,371stLargest Populations: 3,910thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,574thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,787thLowest Crime Rates: 5,007thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,096thSmartest Citizens: 5,388thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,410thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,547thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,943rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,449thMost Influential: 6,977thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,350thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,858thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,300thTop
10%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,997thMost Pro-Market: 9,595thLargest Governments: 12,529thLargest Black Market: 13,094thMost Devout: 16,330thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,476th
Top
1%
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 33rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 39th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 45th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 47th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 51st in the regionTop
5%
Rudest Citizens: 75th in the regionMost Avoided: 85th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 89th in the regionLargest Populations: 90th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 94th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 110th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 142nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 154th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 178th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 179th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 192nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 200th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 200th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 212th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 236th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 288th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 307th in the regionMost Stationary: 309th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 326th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 328th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 351st in the regionTop
10%
Largest Agricultural Sector: 368th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 371st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 427th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 526th in the regionLargest Governments: 681st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Comuni was endorsed by The WA Minister of Vamperiall.
  • : Comuni was endorsed by The The Rustic Fireplace of Flobos.
  • : Comuni endorsed The People's Republic of Francovania.
  • : Comuni was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Comuni, economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year.
  • : Following new legislation in Comuni, drug-related crimes carry the death penalty.
  • : Following new legislation in Comuni, ships no longer sail as no one wants to encounter Comunian pirates.
  • : Following new legislation in Comuni, schoolyard sandboxes resemble ashtrays due to the large number of cigarette butts.
  • : Following new legislation in Comuni, the army's trophy cabinets have gone all-organic.
  • : Comuni voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Preventing Desertification"".

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