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The Holy Empire of The Papal Catholic States

“DEVS VVLT. ΔΟΞΑ ΤΩ ΘΕΩ. הללויה” Pope-Emperor Pius XIII

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific


The Papal Catholic States

Population1.586 billion

CapitalThe Vatican City State
LeaderPope-Emperor Pius XIII

CurrencyPapal Crown

The Holy Empire of The Papal Catholic States is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Pope-Emperor Pius XIII with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, zero percent divorce rate, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.586 billion Papists 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Vatican City State. The average income tax rate is 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Papist economy, worth 209 trillion Papal Crowns a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 132,065 Papal Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Aspiring authors begrudgingly help proofread issue submissions (The Papal Catholic States has found 2 easter eggs), the television adaptation of Jennifer Government is the most popular program in the nation, shoppers have literally had their hands full since plastic bags were banned, and five-hundred-twenty-five-thousand-six-hundred revivals is how theatre-goers measure a year. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Papal Catholic States's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.

The Papal Catholic States is ranked 226,213th in the world and 9,354th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 67.84 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 978thMost Influential: 1,370thTop
Most Devout: 3,296thLowest Crime Rates: 5,508thHealthiest Citizens: 5,726thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,822ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,373rdLongest Average Lifespans: 6,769thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,544thBest Weather: 8,824thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,230thMost Cultured: 9,685thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,916thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,045thMost Developed: 10,144thLargest Governments: 10,232ndMost Efficient Economies: 10,266thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 12,854thMost Authoritarian: 13,035thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,475thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,575thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,923rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,795thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,111thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,299thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,207thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,890thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,154thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,409thMost Conservative: 18,576thHighest Average Incomes: 19,054thSmartest Citizens: 20,222ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,981st
Most Devout: 138th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 243rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 284th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 285th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 339th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 342nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 404th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 459th in the regionMost Cultured: 503rd in the regionTop
Best Weather: 506th in the regionLargest Governments: 526th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 536th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 548th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 556th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 567th in the regionMost Influential: 570th in the regionMost Developed: 595th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 638th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 674th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 694th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 723rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 739th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 761st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 780th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 784th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 829th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 851st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 886th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 912th in the regionMost Conservative: 965th in the region

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