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The Holy Dolorian Imperium of The Traditional States

“Honorem Deo, patriae, et Imperatoris.” Dux-Imperatorem John W Blackheart

Category: Father Knows Best State
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: the Rejected Realms


The Traditional States

Population6.476 billion

LeaderDux-Imperatorem John W Blackheart
FaithDolorian Chiefolicism


The Holy Dolorian Imperium of The Traditional States is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Dux-Imperatorem John W Blackheart with an iron fist, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, sprawling nuclear power plants, and national health service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 6.476 billion Dolorians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sant'Augusto. The average income tax rate is 94.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Dolorian economy, worth a remarkable 1,352 trillion Imperiuses a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 208,908 Imperiuses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

There's more than one way to skin a diplomat, the average cargo freighter spends more than half its service life undergoing safety inspections, women who display their ankles are shunned by society, and Dux-Imperatorem John W Blackheart can often be seen hanging around playgrounds chatting with the kids. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Traditional States's national animal is the Griffin, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Dolorian Chiefolicism.

The Traditional States is ranked 5,396th in the world and 132nd in the Rejected Realms for Most Developed, scoring 93.61 on the Human Development Index.

Most Devout: 555thMost Efficient Economies: 2,175thTop
Most Armed: 3,086thMost Cultured: 3,226thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,297thLowest Crime Rates: 3,528thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,628thLargest Governments: 4,146thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,828thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,177thMost Developed: 5,396thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,552ndLongest Average Lifespans: 5,606thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,679thHealthiest Citizens: 5,879thHighest Average Incomes: 5,945thLargest Retail Industry: 6,046thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,174thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,499thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,650thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,042ndSmartest Citizens: 7,657thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,150thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,636thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,009thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,441stMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,698thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,117thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,779thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,924thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,601stTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,062ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,891stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,117thHighest Economic Output: 13,322ndMost Beautiful Environments: 16,248thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,018thLargest Mining Sector: 18,808th
Most Devout: 17th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 84th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 86th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 95th in the regionMost Cultured: 95th in the regionMost Armed: 96th in the regionLargest Governments: 107th in the regionMost Developed: 132nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 137th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 137th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 143rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 143rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 152nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 164th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 182nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 183rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 185th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 223rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 228th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 246th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 254th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 266th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 270th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 274th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 291st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 302nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 322nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 323rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 352nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 353rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 358th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 374th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 379th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 438th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 440th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 443rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 538th in the regionMost Influential: 581st in the regionRudest Citizens: 724th in the region

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