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The Night-Watchman Republic of South Edessa

“Deus Vult”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Location: Capitalist Paradise

Regional Influence: Nipper


The Night-Watchman Republic of South Edessa is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Odo of Châtillon with an even hand, and renowned for its public floggings, complete lack of prisons, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 2.239 billion Edessans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Spirituality, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Edessa. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.7%.

The frighteningly efficient South Edessan economy, worth 276 trillion Gold Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Information Technology. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 123,276 Gold Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 467,704 per year while the poor average 22,556, a ratio of 20.7 to 1.

Exam halls are littered with used needles and empty pill bottles, the government has completely eliminated all childcare programs, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance, and the law says it's okay to sell a bomb to a terrorist so long as they promise not to detonate it. Crime is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. South Edessa's national animal is the Edessan Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Catholicism.

South Edessa is ranked 198,453rd in the world and 269th in Capitalist Paradise for Safest, scoring 8.54 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most Devout: 3,907thFattest Citizens: 3,985thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,513thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,960thMost Influential: 5,095thLargest Retail Industry: 5,156thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,236thRudest Citizens: 7,621stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,825thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,850thMost Avoided: 8,226thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,737thMost Armed: 9,875thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,860thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,296thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,616thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,526thLargest Mining Sector: 16,712thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,987thMost Cultured: 19,974thLargest Black Market: 20,770th
Most Devout: 14th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 3 » Octal, Republica JIM, and Glanst.