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Most Secular: 2,709thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,020thMost Avoided: 11,252nd
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Roberia for all
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Rare
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Novus Roberia

Population781 million

CapitalRobingrad

CurrencyReichmark
AnimalGerman Shepard

The Empire of Novus Roberia is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its vat-grown people, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 781 million Roberians 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 large, 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 Robingrad. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 47.1%.

The thriving Novus Roberian economy, worth 62.7 trillion Reichmarks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 80,235 Reichmarks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 312,078 per year while the poor average 14,104, a ratio of 22.1 to 1.

Aeroplane cockpits no longer have altimeters or airspeed indicators, parole board directors light up a joint before telling hash-brownie baking grannies that they have to stay behind bars, the government is in utter turmoil following the recent abolishment of the tax code, and ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Novus Roberia's national animal is the German Shepard, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Novus Roberia is ranked 50,244th in the world and 1,684th in The East Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 77.9 Years.

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Most Avoided: 11,252ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,575thMost Influential: 15,480thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17,685thMost Authoritarian: 18,176thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19,181stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,719th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 497th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 541st in the regionLargest Black Market: 584th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 588th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 717th in the regionMost Influential: 734th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 753rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 762nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 820th in the regionSafest: 901st in the region

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