by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics


Spotlight on:

National Flag

The Catholic Republic of The Papal Federation

“Miserando atque Eligendo”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Catholic


The Papal Federation

Population8.938 billion

LeaderPresident Jacopo Romani
Faiththe Catholic Church


The Catholic Republic of The Papal Federation is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by President Jacopo Romani with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, zero percent divorce rate, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.938 billion Papalist Romans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Roma. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Papal Roman economy, worth a remarkable 1,112 trillion Lire a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 124,460 Lire, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies, photographs that show ladies' ankles are considered risqué, the carbon tax fund gladly supplies warm blankets when the poor can't pay their heating bills, and children as young as eight can present logical proofs for the existence of the afterlife. 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 Federation's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is the Catholic Church.

The Papal Federation is ranked 142,350th in the world and 79th in Catholic for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -4.85 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 381stLargest Welfare Programs: 579thMost Advanced Public Transport: 706thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,380thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,635thTop
Safest: 1,731stMost Pacifist: 1,732ndMost Devout: 1,826thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,049thNicest Citizens: 2,175thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,186thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,244thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,532ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,023rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,415thLargest Governments: 3,716thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,211thLowest Crime Rates: 4,405thHealthiest Citizens: 6,350thMost Developed: 6,498thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,538thMost Inclusive: 6,758thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,890thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,004thMost Cultured: 7,549thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 8,525thBest Weather: 10,374thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,580thMost Efficient Economies: 12,730thHighest Economic Output: 12,950thSmartest Citizens: 14,947th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 5th in the regionMost Politically Free: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Income Equality: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:


View Forum posts