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The Roman Empire of Diodone

“Senatus Populusque Romanus” Lord Jupiter

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific

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Diodone

Population14.3 billion

CapitalCamp Jupiter
LeaderLord Jupiter
FaithAncient Roman

CurrencyDenarii
AnimalLightning bolt

The Roman Empire of Diodone is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Lord Jupiter with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, strictly enforced bedtime, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 14.3 billion Diodoneans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Camp Jupiter. The average income tax rate is 98.7%.

The strong Diodonean economy, worth a remarkable 1,641 trillion Denariis a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 114,781 Denariis, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections, it takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, and the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Diodone's national animal is the Lightning bolt, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Ancient Roman.

Diodone is ranked 192,481st in the world and 9,041st in The North Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring -86.67 on the Rand Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 160thMost Influential: 308thSafest: 700thMost Valuable International Artwork: 824thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,000thMost Pacifist: 1,046thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,233rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,299thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,392ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,649thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,748thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,759thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,766thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,163rdLowest Crime Rates: 2,269thBest Weather: 2,359thNicest Citizens: 2,450thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,467thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,820thLargest Governments: 3,056thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,215thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,307thHealthiest Citizens: 3,327thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,591stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,884thMost Cultured: 4,192ndMost Rebellious Youth: 6,024thSmartest Citizens: 6,139thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,334thMost Stationary: 9,034thHighest Economic Output: 9,441stTop
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Most Income Equality: 11,700thMost Inclusive: 13,194thLargest Populations: 14,891stMost Subsidized Industry: 17,656thMost Devout: 18,512th
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 34th in the regionSafest: 43rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 52nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 60th in the regionMost Pacifist: 64th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 71st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 78th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 83rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 83rd in the regionMost Influential: 83rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 92nd in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 107th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 116th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 118th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 132nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 134th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 149th in the regionNicest Citizens: 150th in the regionLargest Governments: 151st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 152nd in the regionBest Weather: 153rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 172nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 184th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 186th in the regionMost Stationary: 193rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 194th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 213th in the regionMost Cultured: 214th in the regionLargest Populations: 282nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 296th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 341st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 431st in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 582nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 755th in the regionMost Devout: 825th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 828th in the region

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