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Location: The North Pacific

Regional Influence: Sprat


The BETTER THAN U AND U KNOW IT of ROM is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Donald Trump and Kanye West with an iron fist, and notable for its fear of technology, sprawling nuclear power plants, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 16.932 billion Stans 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 is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Spirituality, and Administration also on the agenda, while Welfare and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Washington DC. The average income tax rate is 95.5%.

The frighteningly efficient ROMian economy, worth a remarkable 5,146 trillion Steaks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Gambling. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 303,950 Steaks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.4 times as much as the poorest.

The people consider response to rudeness to be an acceptable casus belli, skyscrapers get built in just days, pollution is on the rise along with government approvals of fracking projects, and people think "siege mentality" is a positive trait. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force. ROM's national animal is the Dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Followers of Trump.

ROM is ranked 215th in the world and 11th in The North Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring 449.57 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 107thMost Ignorant Citizens: 153rdMost Devout: 200thMost Primitive: 215thLargest Black Market: 313thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 334thLargest Mining Sector: 395thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 441stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 459thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 461stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 482ndMost Corrupt Governments: 517thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 630thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,078thMost Avoided: 1,244thFattest Citizens: 1,875thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,986thHighest Economic Output: 2,015thHighest Average Incomes: 2,050thTop
Most Patriotic: 2,997thNudest: 3,132ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,450thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,497thMost Influential: 4,426thLargest Governments: 4,519thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,585thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,700thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,788thRudest Citizens: 4,943rdHighest Poor Incomes: 5,227thMost Efficient Economies: 7,109thLowest Crime Rates: 8,675thTop
Largest Populations: 13,118thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,188thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,546thMost Conservative: 20,291st
Largest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionMost Primitive: 11th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionMost Devout: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 24th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 37th in the regionMost Avoided: 40th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 62nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 66th in the regionNudest: 81st in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 95th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 95th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 116th in the regionMost Patriotic: 132nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 182nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 205th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 240th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 240th in the regionLargest Governments: 256th in the regionRudest Citizens: 272nd in the regionLargest Populations: 289th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 304th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 405th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 456th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 661st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 734th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 755th in the region

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