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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,493rdHealthiest Citizens: 6,683rdLongest Average Lifespans: 9,074th
The Grand Duchy of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
From Many, One
Royal Council of Dukes
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Monterose

Population1.398 billion

CapitalSaint Rose
LeaderRoyal Council of Dukes
FaithBlack Rose Creed of Faith

CurrencyCrown
AnimalCobra

The Grand Duchy of Monterose is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Royal Council of Dukes with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.398 billion Monteroseans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Rose. The average income tax rate is 64.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Monterosean economy, worth 188 trillion Crowns a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 134,993 Crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

The price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm, police conduct weekly raids looking for contraband cheeseburgers, children in school playgrounds can be heard chanting the hymns of the Order of Violet, and thrift shops are closing their doors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Monterose's national animal is the Cobra, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Black Rose Creed of Faith.

Monterose is ranked 150,570th in the world and 1,600th in Yuno for Highest Drug Use, scoring 19.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,493rdHealthiest Citizens: 6,683rdTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 9,074thLowest Crime Rates: 9,082ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,351stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,615thMost Authoritarian: 10,894thMost Developed: 11,452ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,501stBest Weather: 13,766thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,960thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,289thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,600thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,079thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,325thHighest Average Incomes: 16,721st
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Healthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 13th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 16th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 18th in the regionLargest Governments: 18th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 19th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 20th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 21st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 25th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 30th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 46th in the regionMost Conservative: 59th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 61st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 65th in the regionSafest: 73rd in the regionMost Secular: 79th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 93rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 97th in the regionMost Cultured: 100th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 108th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 111th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 113th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 143rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Monterose was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Monterose, thrift shops are closing their doors.
  • : Following new legislation in Monterose, children in school playgrounds can be heard chanting the hymns of the Order of Violet.
  • : Following new legislation in Monterose, police conduct weekly raids looking for contraband cheeseburgers.
  • : Following new legislation in Monterose, the price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm.
  • : Following new legislation in Monterose, when shaking hands with foreign leaders Royal Council of Dukes wears an armoured gauntlet.
  • : Following new legislation in Monterose, the nation's once beautiful countryside has turned brown as farmers spray potent pesticides.
  • : Following new legislation in Monterose, the nation's faithful often say there is a higher power watching over them.
  • : Following new legislation in Monterose, citizens are forced to donate blood once every three months.
  • : Following new legislation in Monterose, political activists are routinely executed.

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