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The United Kingdom of Praenestia

“Peace through Strength”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Lazarus

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Praenestia

Population18.412 billion

CapitalPraenestiaopolis
LeaderPraenestis Leader
FaithUltra Catholicism

CurrencySesterces
AnimalDire Wolf

The United Kingdom of Praenestia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Praenestis Leader with an iron fist, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, sprawling nuclear power plants, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 18.412 billion Praenestians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Praenestiaopolis. The average income tax rate is 71.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Praenestian economy, worth a remarkable 5,013 trillion Sesterceses a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 272,268 Sesterceses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally, a widely accepted trade policy is "tit-for-tat", the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene, and government officials have to mortgage their homes to make ends meet. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Praenestia's national animal is the Dire Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Ultra Catholicism.

Praenestia is ranked 1,441st in the world and 39th in Lazarus for Most Stationary, with 3,038.70638856 Days.

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Largest Black Market: 198thMost Corrupt Governments: 452ndMost Devout: 700thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,368thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,432ndMost Stationary: 1,441stHighest Economic Output: 1,491stTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,608thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,755thLowest Crime Rates: 1,865thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,996thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,140thHighest Average Incomes: 2,217thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,224thMost Influential: 2,426thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,675thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,695thLargest Retail Industry: 2,852ndMost Advanced Public Education: 3,064thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,435thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,597thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,889thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,795thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,889thMost Cultured: 5,422ndMost Subsidized Industry: 5,444thLargest Governments: 6,034thLargest Populations: 6,293rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,322ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,901stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,794thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 7,960thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,458thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,229thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,313thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,387thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,771stMost Developed: 14,166thLargest Mining Sector: 15,018thMost Authoritarian: 15,175th
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Largest Black Market: 12th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 29th in the regionMost Stationary: 39th in the regionMost Influential: 41st in the regionMost Devout: 47th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 48th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 55th in the regionTop
5%
Highest Economic Output: 68th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 77th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 82nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 83rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 88th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 96th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 104th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 121st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 133rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 134th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 149th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 149th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 168th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 182nd in the regionLargest Populations: 183rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 222nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 235th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 267th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 289th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 296th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 296th in the regionLargest Governments: 340th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 347th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 422nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 459th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 504th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 563rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Praenestia, government officials have to mortgage their homes to make ends meet.
  • : Praenestia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Sterilisation".
  • : Praenestia was endorsed by The Community of Shangri-La Valley.
  • : Praenestia was endorsed by The Kingdom of Serlanda.
  • : Praenestia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens and Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Praenestia was endorsed by The Republic of The Sigometh Dynasty.
  • : Following new legislation in Praenestia, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene.
  • : Following new legislation in Praenestia, a widely accepted trade policy is "tit-for-tat".
  • : Following new legislation in Praenestia, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally.
  • : Praenestia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Koem Kab".

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