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Most Devout: 3,912thFattest Citizens: 4,106thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,867th
The Night-Watchman Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Deus Vult
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Below Average

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South Edessa

Population2.234 billion

CapitalEdessa
LeaderOdo of Châtillon
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyGold Dollar
AnimalEdessan Eagle

The Night-Watchman Republic of South Edessa is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Odo of Châtillon with an even hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, anti-smoking policies, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 2.234 billion Edessans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Spirituality, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Edessa. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.8%.

The all-consuming South Edessan economy, worth 274 trillion Gold Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Information Technology. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 122,735 Gold Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 463,027 per year while the poor average 22,661, a ratio of 20.4 to 1.

Rioting and unrest sweep the nation, Renaissance frescos are being chiselled off public walls, tampons are used as cheap fishing bobbers, and major archaeological findings are frequently bulldozed to make way for new buildings. Crime is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. South Edessa's national animal is the Edessan Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Catholicism.

South Edessa is ranked 205,367th in the world and 305th in Capitalist Paradise for Longest Average Lifespans, with 40.76 Years.

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Most Devout: 3,912thFattest Citizens: 4,106thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,867thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,000thMost Influential: 5,088thLargest Retail Industry: 5,110thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,717thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,842ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,983rdRudest Citizens: 8,085thMost Avoided: 8,330thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,703rdMost Armed: 10,066thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,837thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,139thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,616thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,610thLargest Mining Sector: 16,548thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,527thLargest Black Market: 20,768th
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Most Devout: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in South Edessa, major archaeological findings are frequently bulldozed to make way for new buildings.
  • : South Edessa voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Identification Tag Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in South Edessa, tampons are used as cheap fishing bobbers.
  • : Following new legislation in South Edessa, Renaissance frescos are being chiselled off public walls.
  • : Following new legislation in South Edessa, rioting and unrest sweep the nation.
  • : South Edessa's influence in Capitalist Paradise rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Following new legislation in South Edessa, imprisonment is the leading cause of disownment.
  • : Following new legislation in South Edessa, printing out government documents requires the approval of at least three admins.
  • : Following new legislation in South Edessa, the fate of the world literally rests on Odo of Châtillon's fingers.
  • : South Edessa was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 3 » Octal, Republica JIM, and Glanst.

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