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The Theocracy of Princely-Bishopric of Ostia-Varinensis

“In Deus Vincit”

Category: Authoritarian Democracy
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Location: Gran Stephania

Regional Influence: Dealmaker

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The Theocracy of Princely-Bishopric of Ostia-Varinensis is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, devout population of 350 million Ostians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, moralistic, socially-minded morass — prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Administration, and Welfare are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ostia and Varinense. The average income tax rate is 79.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Ostian economy, worth 20.6 trillion Bottle Caps a year, is highly specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 58,714 Bottle Caps, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A third of Ostians are e-certified CEOs, the wheel has been patented by at least a hundred people, Chekhov's guns are killing the entertainment budget, and Violetist maidens who fall for an outsider must leave their violet light districts in shame. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Princely-Bishopric of Ostia-Varinensis's national animal is the Pelican, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Princely-Bishopric of Ostia-Varinensis is ranked 32,088th in the world and 1st in Gran Stephania for Largest Governments, scoring 21.56 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Safest: 10,068thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 11,995thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,678thMost Pacifist: 13,672ndMost Advanced Public Education: 14,306thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,933rdBest Weather: 15,221stMost Devout: 15,727thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,792ndMost Beautiful Environments: 16,942ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,950thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,648thNicest Citizens: 17,684thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,718thLowest Crime Rates: 18,810thMost Cultured: 18,948thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,909thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,862nd
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Safest: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the region

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