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The Roman Empire of Diodone

“Senatus Populusque Romanus” Lord Jupiter

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific



Population14.765 billion

CapitalCamp Jupiter
LeaderLord Jupiter
FaithAncient Roman

AnimalLightning bolt

The Roman Empire of Diodone is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Lord Jupiter with a fair hand, and notable for its national health service, prohibition of alcohol, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 14.765 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 very strong Diodonean economy, worth a remarkable 1,745 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 extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 118,200 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 1,237th in the world and 49th in The North Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 4,626.75 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 179thMost Influential: 330thSafest: 690thMost Advanced Public Transport: 872ndMost Pacifist: 1,047thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,065thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,196thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,237thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,246thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,580thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,651stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,678thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,786thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,095thBest Weather: 2,178thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 2,320thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,344thNicest Citizens: 2,443rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,854thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,913thLargest Governments: 3,079thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,200thHealthiest Citizens: 3,275thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,393rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,423rdMost Cultured: 4,194thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,990thSmartest Citizens: 6,168thMost Stationary: 8,814thHighest Economic Output: 9,032ndHighest Poor Incomes: 9,635thTop
Most Inclusive: 13,521stLargest Populations: 14,757thMost Income Equality: 16,828thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,907thMost Devout: 19,838th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 29th in the regionSafest: 43rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 49th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 52nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 66th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 73rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 78th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 79th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 86th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 91st in the regionMost Influential: 94th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 120th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 133rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 133rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 141st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 144th in the regionBest Weather: 149th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 153rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 157th in the regionLargest Governments: 160th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 163rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 174th in the regionMost Stationary: 184th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 186th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 194th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 200th in the regionMost Cultured: 219th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 222nd in the regionLargest Populations: 278th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 279th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 355th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 525th in the regionMost Inclusive: 816th in the regionMost Income Equality: 831st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 832nd in the regionMost Devout: 857th in the region

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