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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 980thMost Influential: 1,369thMost Devout: 3,306th
The Holy Empire of
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Pope-Emperor Pius XIII
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Papal Catholic States

Population1.586 billion

CapitalThe Vatican City State
LeaderPope-Emperor Pius XIII
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyPapal Crown
AnimalLion

The Holy Empire of The Papal Catholic States is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Pope-Emperor Pius XIII with an iron fist, and notable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, prohibition of alcohol, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.586 billion Papists 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 The Vatican City State. The average income tax rate is 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Papist economy, worth 209 trillion Papal Crowns a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 132,065 Papal Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Aspiring authors begrudgingly help proofread issue submissions (The Papal Catholic States has found 2 easter eggs), the television adaptation of Jennifer Government is the most popular program in the nation, shoppers have literally had their hands full since plastic bags were banned, and five-hundred-twenty-five-thousand-six-hundred revivals is how theatre-goers measure a year. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Papal Catholic States's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.

The Papal Catholic States is ranked 226,244th in the world and 9,356th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 67.84 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 980thMost Influential: 1,369thTop
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Most Devout: 3,306thLowest Crime Rates: 5,507thHealthiest Citizens: 5,731stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,815thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,375thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,776thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,543rdBest Weather: 8,820thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,230thMost Cultured: 9,680thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,916thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,054thMost Developed: 10,157thLargest Governments: 10,232ndMost Efficient Economies: 10,266thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 12,860thMost Authoritarian: 13,042ndHighest Poor Incomes: 13,484thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,594thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,914thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,778thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,124thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,300thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,212thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,904thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,179thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,403rdMost Conservative: 18,580thHighest Average Incomes: 19,070thSmartest Citizens: 20,224thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,995th
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Most Devout: 138th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 242nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 285th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 285th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 339th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 342nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 404th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 459th in the regionMost Cultured: 503rd in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 505th in the regionLargest Governments: 525th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 535th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 547th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 558th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 568th in the regionMost Influential: 570th in the regionMost Developed: 595th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 645th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 676th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 695th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 725th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 739th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 764th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 779th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 784th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 826th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 852nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 887th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 912th in the regionMost Conservative: 975th in the region

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