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The United Kingdom of Praenestia

“Peace through Strength”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Location: Lazarus

Regional Influence: Apprentice

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The United Kingdom of Praenestia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Praenestis Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, unlimited-speed roads, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 24.703 billion Praenestians 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Praenestiaopolis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 50.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Praenestian economy, worth a remarkable 5,650 trillion Sesterceses a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 228,738 Sesterceses, with the richest citizens earning 5.9 times as much as the poorest.

Praenestis Leader's perky ego is the talk of the town, viewers get headaches from trying to read the screen full of small print warnings that precede most TV shows, the new Praenestian-made OS is buggier and more inconvenient than a horse-drawn carriage, and the government seizes private property for the 'good of the people'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Praenestia's national animal is the Dire Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Ultra Catholicism.

Praenestia is ranked 224,992nd in the world and 5,491st in Lazarus for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -5.6 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Corrupt Governments: 614thMost Devout: 715thLargest Black Market: 823rdMost Stationary: 1,159thHighest Economic Output: 2,073rdLowest Crime Rates: 2,485thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,795thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,823rdMost Influential: 3,443rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,690thMost Cultured: 4,029thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,251stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,509thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,586thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,734thMost Patriotic: 4,768thHighest Average Incomes: 5,173rdLongest Average Lifespans: 5,271stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,403rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,664thLargest Populations: 5,674thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,063rdHealthiest Citizens: 6,807thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,834thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,236thLargest Retail Industry: 7,651stMost Advanced Public Education: 7,824thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,156thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,459thLargest Governments: 10,162ndBest Weather: 11,226thMost Developed: 11,579thTop
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Highest Food Quality: 13,570thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,817thMost Efficient Economies: 15,012thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,561stMost Subsidized Industry: 16,187thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,509thSmartest Citizens: 19,825thLargest Welfare Programs: 24,794th
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Most Corrupt Governments: 25th in the regionMost Stationary: 29th in the regionMost Devout: 29th in the regionLargest Black Market: 32nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 34th in the regionMost Influential: 38th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 90th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 109th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 134th in the regionLargest Populations: 151st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 168th in the regionMost Patriotic: 168th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 177th in the regionMost Cultured: 180th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 218th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 221st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 225th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 233rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 262nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 270th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 275th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 311th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 337th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 352nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 367th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 388th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 407th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 417th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 451st in the regionLargest Governments: 541st in the regionBest Weather: 595th in the regionMost Developed: 642nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 654th in the region

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