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The Holy Empire of Nuevo Urdir

“Patria,Ley,Honor”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the South Pacific

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Nuevo Urdir

Population633 million

CapitalMadrilia

CurrencyImperial
Animalwolf

The Holy Empire of Nuevo Urdir is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space, frequent executions, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 633 million Nuevo Urdirians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Madrilia. The average income tax rate is 46.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Nuevo Urdirian economy, worth 47.4 trillion Imperials a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 74,865 Imperials, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Crime suspects are forced to submit to blood testing, under doctor's orders Leader is going on a diet and abolishing capital punishment, knitters are arrested for carrying needles in their bags, and extraordinary rendition is nothing out of the ordinary. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nuevo Urdir's national animal is the wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Nuevo Urdir is ranked 62,691st in the world and 2,355th in the South Pacific for Most Cultured, scoring 67 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,208thMost Influential: 6,053rdTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 14,954th
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Largest Mining Sector: 424th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 507th in the regionMost Influential: 525th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 564th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 587th in the region

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