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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,123rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,897thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,386th
The Royal Protectorate of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Govern with Wisdom & Love...and guns
Twilight - Senate Leader
Eminence Grise
Office of Foreign Relations
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Twilights Citadel

Population6.526 billion

CapitalThe Citadel
LeaderTwilight - Senate Leader
FaithTwilightist Christianity


The Royal Protectorate of Twilights Citadel is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Twilight - Senate Leader with an iron fist, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, frequent executions, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 6.526 billion Citadelians 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 medium-sized, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Citadel. The average income tax rate is 28.4%.

The powerhouse Citadelian economy, worth 503 trillion Bits a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 77,129 Bits, with the richest citizens earning 5.3 times as much as the poorest.

Pop sensation "Jack and the Holograms" is storming the charts, in musicals everybody's a little bit racist, newspapers cannot report anything about politicians without their explicit consent, and the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Twilights Citadel's national animal is the Cockatrice, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Twilightist Christianity.

Twilights Citadel is ranked 140,023rd in the world and 13th in Of Books and Stories for Most Valuable International Artwork, with zero Bank.

Largest Insurance Industry: 2,123rdTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,897thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 15,386th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the region

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