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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,284thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,004thMost Devout: 7,795th
The Duchy of
Moralistic Democracy
Kentoc'h mervel eget bezań saotret
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Below Average

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Retz

Population4.606 billion

CapitalPornic
LeaderDuke Athanase Aaryn de Retz
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyRetzian Pound
AnimalStoat

The Duchy of Retz is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Duke Athanase Aaryn de Retz with an even hand, and renowned for its public floggings, aversion to nipples, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed, devout population of 4.606 billion Retzians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pornic. The average income tax rate is 29.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Retzian economy, worth 316 trillion Retzian Pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 68,615 Retzian Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

A five-year-old and a convicted terrorist can sit alongside one another in jury service, the last thing Retzian soldiers hear before charging into battle is a preacher trying to convert them, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking, and you need a signed affidavit from a registered psychiatrist to claim that you have crazy low prices. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Retz's national animal is the Stoat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Retz is ranked 111,013th in the world and 2,694th in the Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 111,109 Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,284thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,004thMost Devout: 7,795th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 76th in the regionMost Devout: 145th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 196th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 460th in the regionLargest Populations: 496th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Retz's influence in The Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Retz altered its national flag.
  • : Retz relocated from Lazarus to The Pacific.
  • : Retz was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Retz ceased to exist in The Pacific.
  • : Retz was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Following new legislation in Retz, you need a signed affidavit from a registered psychiatrist to claim that you have crazy low prices.
  • : Following new legislation in Retz, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking.
  • : Following new legislation in Retz, the last thing Retzian soldiers hear before charging into battle is a preacher trying to convert them.
  • : Following new legislation in Retz, a five-year-old and a convicted terrorist can sit alongside one another in jury service.

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