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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,004thMost Devout: 3,333rdMost Influential: 3,994th
The Holy Empire of
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Economy
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The Templar Papal New State

Population1.808 billion

CapitalRoma
LeaderAugustus XVII
FaithChristianity

CurrencyPapal Lira
AnimalBear

The Holy Empire of The Templar Papal New State is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Augustus XVII with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, sprawling nuclear power plants, and ubiquitous missile silos. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 1.808 billion Papal New Stateans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Roma. The average income tax rate is 92.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Templar Papal New Statean economy, worth 214 trillion Papal Lire a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 118,561 Papal Lire, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

The "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Papal New Stateans any less frightened, police officers often head to work wearing onesies and fluffy pink bunny-slippers, anything is permissible when wearing latex gloves, and dancing with your first cousin is a misdemeanor. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Templar Papal New State's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

The Templar Papal New State is ranked 13,469th in the world and 263rd in Europe for Most Developed, scoring 88.17 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,004thMost Devout: 3,333rdMost Influential: 3,994thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,330thLowest Crime Rates: 5,325thMost Cultured: 5,480thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,681stHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,333rdHealthiest Citizens: 7,741stLongest Average Lifespans: 7,841stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,126thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,251stBest Weather: 8,995thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,767thLargest Governments: 9,983rdMost Beautiful Environments: 10,400thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,555thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,997thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,927thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,112thMost Developed: 13,469thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,981stMost Efficient Economies: 14,264thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,360thMost Authoritarian: 15,297thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,441stLargest Publishing Industry: 20,655th
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Most Devout: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 37th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 71st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 80th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 87th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 89th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 90th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 96th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 98th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 102nd in the regionMost Cultured: 104th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Templar Papal New State, dancing with your first cousin is a misdemeanor.
  • : Following new legislation in The Templar Papal New State, anything is permissible when wearing latex gloves.
  • : The Templar Papal New State was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in The Templar Papal New State, police officers often head to work wearing onesies and fluffy pink bunny-slippers.
  • : Following new legislation in The Templar Papal New State, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Papal New Stateans any less frightened.
  • : Following new legislation in The Templar Papal New State, government forces are said to be deterred by signs reading "No Spam, Cold Callers or Central Government - Thank You".
  • : Following new legislation in The Templar Papal New State, citizens must pay to enjoy The Templar Papal New State's pristine beaches.
  • : The Templar Papal New State voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Quebecshire".
  • : The Templar Papal New State voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Convicted Voters".
  • : The Templar Papal New State was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.

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