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The Holy Empire of The Papal Catholic States


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Location: The North Pacific

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Holy Empire of The Papal Catholic States is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Pope-Emperor Pius XIII with an iron fist, and notable for its triple-decker prams, anti-smoking policies, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.994 billion Papists 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Vatican City State. The average income tax rate is 91.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Papist economy, worth 259 trillion Papal Crowns a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 129,962 Papal Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The navy is chrome-plating its battleships to prevent rust, a man's 250 square-foot apartment is his castle, religious education is a new government priority, and both diets and economic output are growing leaner with recent restrictions to free trade. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Papal Catholic States's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.

The Papal Catholic States is ranked 9,885th in the world and 600th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 90.31 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,060thMost Influential: 1,486thTop
Most Devout: 3,359thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,283rdLowest Crime Rates: 5,422ndHealthiest Citizens: 5,540thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,837thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,514thBest Weather: 7,415thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,051stHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,329thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,007thLargest Governments: 9,694thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,699thMost Cultured: 9,793rdMost Developed: 9,885thMost Efficient Economies: 10,374thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,963rdTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,716thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,726thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,797thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,821stMost Corrupt Governments: 13,676thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,756thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,196thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,597thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,809thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,014thMost Authoritarian: 17,164thSmartest Citizens: 19,629thHighest Average Incomes: 19,770thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,626th
Most Devout: 141st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 216th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 259th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 292nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 334th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 343rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 402nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 427th in the regionBest Weather: 442nd in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 504th in the regionLargest Governments: 506th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 540th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 551st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 554th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 575th in the regionMost Developed: 600th in the regionMost Influential: 602nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 621st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 628th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 670th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 698th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 706th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 707th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 726th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 742nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 791st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 827th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 904th in the region

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