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The Res publica of Upper Secundus

“SPQR”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Location: Villa

Regional Influence: Hermit

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The Res publica of Upper Secundus is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Decimus Rex with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, public floggings, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.393 billion Upper Secundians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Upper Secundus. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 16.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Upper Secundian economy, worth a remarkable 1,745 trillion Aureuses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 236,109 Aureuses, with the richest citizens earning 9.1 times as much as the poorest.

International collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Upper Secundus, Upper Secundian soldiers are assured their new ray-guns will finally power up after the next round of ominous chanting, Decimus Rex's latest speech included a bizarre reference to MaxWow incontinence pads being 50% more absorbent than the next leading brand, and teachers prefer to give 'Maybe, Maybe Not' tests when dealing with sensitive subjects. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Upper Secundus's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Cultus Deorum Romanorum.

Upper Secundus is ranked 3,656th in the world and 1st in Villa for Fattest Citizens, with 27.78 Obesity Rate.

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1%
Largest Insurance Industry: 763rdLargest Retail Industry: 839thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,104thMost Avoided: 1,143rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,465thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,733rdLargest Gambling Industry: 1,859thTop
5%
Largest Mining Sector: 2,083rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,161stMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,405thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,959thRudest Citizens: 3,025thFattest Citizens: 3,656thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,929thHighest Average Incomes: 3,936thLargest Black Market: 4,055thMost Armed: 4,664thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,985thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,379thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,630thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,238thMost Devout: 7,977thMost Efficient Economies: 8,249thHighest Economic Output: 8,860thTop
10%
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,703rdLargest Governments: 13,050thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,087thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16,131stLargest Agricultural Sector: 18,883rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20,311th

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