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The Holy Monastic Republic of The Archregimancy

“Slouching Towards Bethlehem”

Category: Democratic Socialists
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Very Good

Location: The Dreamed Realm

Regional Influence: Dominator


The Holy Monastic Republic of The Archregimancy is a gargantuan, genial nation, notable for its ban on automobiles, hatred of cheese, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 31.773 billion Monks are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The relatively small, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Greatest Lavra. The average income tax rate is 13.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Monastic economy, worth 105 trillion tithes a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 3,331 tithes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Meetings are often scheduled for "about four-ish" following complete conversion to sundials, six-year-old children playing dress-up are viewed with suspicion, ministers are now allowed to put suggestions in the governmental suggestion box, and Monks incessantly needle their doctors for relief. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Archregimancy's national animal is the lesser spotted aurochs, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Orthodox Christianity.

The Archregimancy is ranked 141,885th in the world and 2nd in The Dreamed Realm for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 26.12 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Most Income Equality: 1stMost Stationary: 285thMost Primitive: 554thLargest Populations: 1,445thTop
Most Pacifist: 2,756thNicest Citizens: 3,144thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,300thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,353rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,351stMost Influential: 4,942ndBest Weather: 5,120thMost Devout: 6,695thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,558thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,086thMost Cultured: 10,892ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,984thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,371stHealthiest Citizens: 14,698thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,926thLowest Crime Rates: 16,963rd

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