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The Imperial State of Great Robertia

“Ours is the brightest star”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Europe

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Great Robertia

Population2.739 billion

CapitalSaint Robertsburg
LeaderEmperor Robert Peter I
Faiththe Imperial Cult

Currencyrubyn
Animallynx

The Imperial State of Great Robertia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Robert Peter I with an even hand, and renowned for its national health service, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working population of 2.739 billion Robertians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Robertsburg. The average income tax rate is 91.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Robertian economy, worth 449 trillion rubyns a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 164,083 rubyns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.9 times as much as the poorest.

The newest shade developed by Great Robertia's dye industry has been dubbed 'Agent Orange', asking 'does my bum look big in this?' leads to 30 hours of self-esteem classes, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms, and annual Formula One races bring the capital to a screeching halt. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Great Robertia's national animal is the lynx, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is the Imperial Cult.

Great Robertia is ranked 175,488th in the world and 934th in Europe for Most Politically Free, scoring 38.67 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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5%
Most Influential: 3,156thHealthiest Citizens: 3,756thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,350thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,963rdBest Weather: 5,165thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,189thMost Developed: 5,433rdMost Inclusive: 5,450thNicest Citizens: 5,587thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,597thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,266thLowest Crime Rates: 6,515thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,792ndSmartest Citizens: 7,086thLargest Governments: 7,234thMost Pacifist: 7,316thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,817thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,873rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,924thMost Efficient Economies: 8,055thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,185thSafest: 9,389thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,649thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,123rdLargest Publishing Industry: 10,553rdHighest Average Incomes: 11,370thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,643rdTop
10%
Most Cultured: 13,276thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,444thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,067thMost Secular: 18,640thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,236thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,451stHighest Poor Incomes: 22,757th
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Healthiest Citizens: 71st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 85th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 85th in the regionMost Average: 86th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 91st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 94th in the regionBest Weather: 98th in the regionLargest Governments: 103rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 106th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 106th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 106th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 109th in the regionMost Inclusive: 110th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 112th in the regionMost Developed: 113th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 114th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 123rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Great Robertia altered its national flag.
  • : Great Robertia's influence in Europe rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Great Robertia relocated from Osiris to Europe.
  • : Following new legislation in Great Robertia, annual Formula One races bring the capital to a screeching halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Great Robertia, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms.
  • : Following new legislation in Great Robertia, asking 'does my bum look big in this?' leads to 30 hours of self-esteem classes.
  • : Following new legislation in Great Robertia, the newest shade developed by Great Robertia's dye industry has been dubbed 'Agent Orange'.
  • : Following new legislation in Great Robertia, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
  • : Great Robertia altered its national flag.
  • : Great Robertia changed its national animal to "lynx".

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