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The Principality of Romanovskaya

“Съ нами Богъ!”

Category: Free-Market Paradise
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Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Handshaker

Location: Geopolity



Population4.419 billion

LeaderPrincess Zephyrine
FaithEastern Orthodox Christianity

CurrencyImperial Ruble
AnimalEurasian Brown Bear

The Principality of Romanovskaya is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Princess Zephyrine with a fair hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, zero percent divorce rate, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 4.419 billion Romanovans enjoy frequent elections, which are uniformly corrupted by big-spending corporations buying politicians who best suit their interests.

The minute, corrupt, moralistic, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vyborg. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Romanovan economy, worth 802 trillion Imperial Rubles a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Soda Sales. Average income is an impressive 181,610 Imperial Rubles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Princess Zephyrine is spearheading a new fashion trend of wearing swimming goggles and medieval armour, posters of politicians in sensual poses can be found on the walls of teenagers' rooms, a rash of recently-elected candidates have begun to push Bigtopia-friendly policies, and smog covers Vyborg as the populace burns record amounts of coal (Romanovskaya has found 7 easter eggs). Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Romanovskaya's national animal is the Eurasian Brown Bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

Romanovskaya is ranked 21,121st in the world and 17th in Geopolity for Most Beautiful Environments, with 1,024.89 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 950thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,039thLargest Retail Industry: 2,084thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,429thTop
Rudest Citizens: 3,056thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,919thMost Influential: 5,538thMost Armed: 5,596thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,221stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,309thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,432ndLargest Mining Sector: 8,434thHighest Average Incomes: 8,755thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,546thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 14,228thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,489thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,951stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17,038thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,736thLargest Gambling Industry: 19,117thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,133rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,332ndMost Beautiful Environments: 21,121stMost Developed: 22,604thHighest Economic Output: 23,632ndMost Conservative: 24,064th
Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
Most Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionMost Politically Free: 5th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Conservative: 11th in the region

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