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Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Vassal



Nero Played the Fiddle While Rom Burned

Population5.119 billion


The This Nation is On Fire Wow of Nero Played the Fiddle While Rom Burned is a colossal, orderly nation, remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, parental licensing program, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 5.119 billion Nero Played the Fiddle While Rom Burnedians 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 government prioritizes Defense, although Healthcare, Law & Order, and Education are also considered important, while International Aid is ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 17.2%.

The Nero Played the Fiddle While Rom Burnedian economy, worth 285 trillion kronor a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Uranium Mining, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 55,799 kronor, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 181,986 per year while the poor average 12,874, a ratio of 14.1 to 1.

The examiners who examine examiners are being examined by examiners, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town, coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops, and anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nero Played the Fiddle While Rom Burned's national animal is the swan, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Nero Played the Fiddle While Rom Burned is ranked 55,836th in the world and 3rd in JACOB SAGITAGIS WORSPHIPERS for Largest Populations, with 5.12 billion Capita.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 7,507thTop
Most Primitive: 14,353rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 18,744thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23,787th

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