by Max Barry

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Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Astoria



Population584 million


CurrencyApple of Knowledge

The Sanctus Luciferi Astraea of Rosartemis is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its teetotalling pirates, punitive income tax rates, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 584 million Cultists 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, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Law & Order, and Administration also on the agenda, while International Aid isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Baphomet. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 67.2%.

The frighteningly efficient a Believer economy, worth 79.1 trillion Apples of Knowledge a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Pizza Delivery. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 135,361 Apples of Knowledge, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 406,085 per year while the poor average 35,243, a ratio of 11.5 to 1.

Political activists are routinely executed, the world still seems flat to some people in space, children are terrified that the 'flying police monster' will come to take them away in the night, and young soldiers are shocked to discover there are no 'safe spaces' on a battlefield. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rosartemis's national animal is the Serpent, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Rosartemis is ranked 13,552nd in the world and 12th in Astoria for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 406,085 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 147thTop
Most Armed: 4,209thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,949thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,017thMost Avoided: 5,830thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,889thMost Devout: 7,135thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,143rdMost Conservative: 8,419thFattest Citizens: 8,617thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,925thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,552ndTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 15,077thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,533rdMost Authoritarian: 16,467thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,150thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 17,587thMost Patriotic: 18,617thHighest Average Incomes: 27,825thMost Efficient Economies: 28,438th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionTop
Most Armed: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost Conservative: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Patriotic: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 18th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Governments: 24th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 25th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 31st in the region

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