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Largest Insurance Industry: 14,954th
The Holy Empire of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
To serve the glory of Charlemagne
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Few

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New Charlemagne

Population165 million

CurrencyFrankish Penny
AnimalEagle

The Holy Empire of New Charlemagne is a very large, safe nation, remarkable for its public floggings, pith helmet sales, and compulsory military service. The hard-working, cynical, devout population of 165 million New Charlemagneans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Defense, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 9.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The New Charlemagnean economy, worth 9.72 trillion Frankish Pennies a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 58,935 Frankish Pennies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

City budgets are spent entirely on supporting the town royalty, economists claim no news is good news, sailors spend their shore leave helping old ladies cross the street, and wildlife near farms is slowly becoming extinct. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. New Charlemagne's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

New Charlemagne is ranked 34,457th in the world and 1,981st in The North Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 51.96 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 14,954th
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Most Average: 619th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 799th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 846th in the region

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