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The Principality of Demonos

“Interstellar Navigation”

Category: Mother Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Page

Location: Lazarus

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Demonos

Population3.919 billion

CapitalVapula Prolex
LeaderLady Vera
FaithFaith

CurrencyCrux
AnimalGreat Grey Owl

The Principality of Demonos is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Lady Vera with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, ritual sacrifices, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 3.919 billion Demons 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 Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Defense also on the agenda, while International Aid isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vapula Prolex. The average income tax rate is 72.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Demonosian economy, worth 886 trillion Cruxes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 226,274 Cruxes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings, the recital of citations that follows any political speech can be longer than the speech itself, and in a desperate bid for cheap airfare Demons can be seen jogging in a rubber suit just before flying. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Demonos's national animal is the Great Grey Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Faith.

Demonos is ranked 166,518th in the world and 6,237th in Lazarus for Most Pro-Market, scoring -57.89 on the Rand Index.

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Most Devout: 2,257thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,452ndMost Inclusive: 2,493rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,883rdMost Cultured: 3,165thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,623rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,863rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,250thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,337thLargest Black Market: 4,450thHighest Average Incomes: 4,499thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,635thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,992ndMost Developed: 5,340thSmartest Citizens: 5,723rdMost Influential: 6,378thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,643rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,950thLargest Retail Industry: 7,084thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,322ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,555thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,917thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,096thLargest Governments: 9,565thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,747thMost Efficient Economies: 11,585thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,322ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,188thHighest Drug Use: 14,853rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,013thLowest Crime Rates: 15,302ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,856thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,483rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19,111thHighest Economic Output: 19,153rdMost Subsidized Industry: 19,230th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 60th in the regionTop
5%
Most Inclusive: 96th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 104th in the regionMost Devout: 121st in the regionMost Cultured: 155th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 167th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 169th in the regionMost Influential: 188th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 211th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 212th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 225th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 239th in the regionLargest Black Market: 243rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 244th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 245th in the regionMost Developed: 253rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 267th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 300th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 301st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 350th in the regionTop
10%
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 385th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 386th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 415th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 422nd in the regionLargest Governments: 524th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 575th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 616th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 709th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Demonos lodged a message on the Lazarus Regional Message Board.
  • : Demonos lodged a message on the Lazarus Regional Message Board.
  • : Demonos lodged a message on the Lazarus Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Demonos, in a desperate bid for cheap airfare Demons can be seen jogging in a rubber suit just before flying.
  • : Following new legislation in Demonos, the recital of citations that follows any political speech can be longer than the speech itself.
  • : Following new legislation in Demonos, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings.
  • : Following new legislation in Demonos, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.
  • : Demonos lodged a message on the Lazarus Regional Message Board.
  • : Demonos lodged a message on the Lazarus Regional Message Board.
  • : Demonos lodged a message on the Lazarus Regional Message Board.

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