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The Night-Watchman Republic of South Edessa

“Deus Vult”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Nipper

Location: Capitalist Paradise

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South Edessa

Population2.239 billion

CapitalEdessa
LeaderOdo of Châtillon
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyGold Dollar
AnimalEdessan Eagle

The Night-Watchman Republic of South Edessa is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Odo of Châtillon with an even hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, unlimited-speed roads, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 2.239 billion Edessans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Spirituality, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Edessa. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.7%.

The frighteningly efficient South Edessan economy, worth 276 trillion Gold Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Information Technology. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 123,276 Gold Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 467,704 per year while the poor average 22,556, a ratio of 20.7 to 1.

Exam halls are littered with used needles and empty pill bottles, the government has completely eliminated all childcare programs, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance, and the law says it's okay to sell a bomb to a terrorist so long as they promise not to detonate it. Crime is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. South Edessa's national animal is the Edessan Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Catholicism.

South Edessa is ranked 198,801st in the world and 269th in Capitalist Paradise for Safest, scoring 8.54 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most Devout: 3,910thFattest Citizens: 3,989thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,515thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,964thMost Influential: 5,095thLargest Retail Industry: 5,165thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,247thRudest Citizens: 7,622ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,830thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,857thMost Avoided: 8,237thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,746thMost Armed: 9,888thTop
10%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,873rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,307thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,626thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,529thLargest Mining Sector: 16,732ndLargest Publishing Industry: 17,004thMost Cultured: 19,988thLargest Black Market: 20,788th
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Most Devout: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : South Edessa was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Following new legislation in South Edessa, the law says it's okay to sell a bomb to a terrorist so long as they promise not to detonate it.
  • : Following new legislation in South Edessa, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance.
  • : Following new legislation in South Edessa, the government has completely eliminated all childcare programs.
  • : Following new legislation in South Edessa, exam halls are littered with used needles and empty pill bottles.
  • : Following new legislation in South Edessa, major archaeological findings are frequently bulldozed to make way for new buildings.
  • : South Edessa voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Identification Tag Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in South Edessa, tampons are used as cheap fishing bobbers.
  • : Following new legislation in South Edessa, Renaissance frescos are being chiselled off public walls.
  • : Following new legislation in South Edessa, rioting and unrest sweep the nation.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 3 » Octal, Republica JIM, and Glanst.

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