- 1 Introduction
- 2 Super Roman Factbook
- 3 History
Super Rome is a massive economic and military Juggernaut, with a diverse and complex political orchestration, including one of the most powerful centres of commerce in the Alliance. Super Rome also enjoys one of the largest agricultural and industrial outputs and proudly maintains the primary financial services centres. Recent political views have however resulted in the departure of Super Rome from the Alliance of Honourable Peoples. Public disapproval at the loss of integrity associated with a number of Alliance nations compelled the Roman government to withdraw from all internationally agreed treaties. Since this decision the current Imperator had been awarded numerous honours including the closing of the Temple of Janus on his behalf.
The Super Roman military is the best funded in the Alliance. The SRSC incorporates the largest international Space Fleet, an extensive array of military hardware from vehicles to orbital weapons platforms and a comparatively small, yet highly efficient marine corps. Super Rome is no longer a member of the Rapid Reaction Force.
The economy of Super Rome is proudly based upon stability. Commercial centres thrive within Sparta due to the fact that strict fiscal management and sustained annual GDP growth contributes to a firm currency and secure investment. Super Rome is currently ranked 2nd or 3rd in the Alliance for the highest GDP depending on the statistical information viewed. Nearly all public sectors are the best funded in the Alliance bar Healthcare, which is only subsidised. Recently, with Jihad Allah under Roman Protectorship the commodities market has received a significant increase in revenues since greater levels of fuels have been more readily available. Furthermore the discovery of large deposits of Tungsten on two large asteroids is expected to increase demand and supply in the military market.
Super Roman Factbook
Super Roman culture has developed over two millennia and is one of the most diverse in the region. The "Cursus Honorum" or the "Path of Honour" is fundamental to Roman society. To be honourable, pious and just is the ultimate Roman desire and it is to this that Romans aspire. Thus the Roman people are continually motivated to better themselves and become more productive members of society. The Roman populace is extremely proud of its heritage and is fiercely patriotic. Citizens also believe that a powerful economy is essential for high levels of innovation and technological advancement to take place. It is for this reason that enormous emphasis is placed on the Super Roman economy and the productivity of the populace as a whole.
0-16 years: 17%
17-64 years: 70%
65 years and over: 13%
Rate of population growth
Taken over a period of three years, the average rate of growth was 1.97%. Aggregate migration rate (per one thousand citizens) – 0.6 migrants
Total: 83.5 years
Male: 81.7 years
Female: 86.4 years
Nationality – Roman / Super Roman
Latin: 100% (official language)
English: 100% (official language)
Average Family Size
1.4 children born/woman
Literacy (percentage of the population 12 who can read and write)
Total: 99% Male: 99% Female: 99% GenderQueer: 99%
Alexander the Great, the first Roman Imperator, founded Sparta in 156BC. It was the first Roman city built under the rule of the Imperator and soon became the showpiece of the Empire. Sparta was erected with the purpose of forming the first governing city within Roma. Sparta was to become the hub of all pioneering commercial, industrial and residential development. Government and the Judiciary were to be based in the Capital as well as the Imperator himself. Sparta has thrived as a city since its construction and was the first Roman city to achieve a population of over a million citizens.
Sparta today is a sprawling metropolis home to most notably the Libra Maxima, the largest library in Super Rome, housing over 2.5 million books, including the Super Roman constitution and the Spartan Treaties, the Imperial Palace, The Imperial Senate House, The Great Forum and the University of the Sophists. Its population stands at an estimated 17.9 million people and is increasing daily. For this reason Sparta has expanded horizontally as well as vertically
The North of the City is primarily commercial and business based, with multiple skyscrapers filling the skyline. The North is generally the home of the wealthier citizens of Super Rome and often receives the highest levels of FDI. The North, being the commercial centre of Super Rome has access to the most effective transport links. The Bullet Train stations are frequent and provide rapid transportation for commuters. The North also features, trams, monorails, subways, motorways and extensive public transportation routes. The North is also home to the major corporations of Super Rome: Super Sprunk, Super Rome's premier soda producer, Mombassa Motors and Monbatsu Autos and most significantly RomTech, the largest electrical retailer. Many other firms such as: Munch, the largest snack outlet, Oversons, the food supermarket giant and Roman Electric, the main power provider in Super Rome all house their headquarters in the Northern quadrant.
The South of the City is far more industrial. Due to strict environmental laws all manufacturers and industrialists have to conform to an air equality act, issued by the government, This prevent excess emissions entering the air above Sparta, thus protecting this sector from environmental damage. Here many large firms are in operation such as ROPEC the major oil manufacturer and Romasons, the main smelting and metalworking firm in Super Rome. The industrial sector is home to many lower altitude buildings; many have chosen to operate underground to further reduce environmental damage. The same transport links exist in the South bar the inclusion of monorails. Rapid Industrialisation of this sector during the stalemate of the Cold War has prevented the construction of monorail systems, as there simply is not enough available land to occupy.
The Western Sector is primarily residential. Blocks of high wealth residential flats and apartments dominate the skyline and their scope rivals that of the skyscrapers in the Commercial sector. The West is home to various bars and restaurants, including the infamous Cantina, renowned for its "Solo" soup and organic "Organa" style food. The two have been made famous by their exquisite combination. Such quality has only been matched with the prestigious Smiths restaurant in the Trinity District and its Neo-Nuevo cuisine. Nightlife here is diverse with clubs such as: Club Hell, Oh the City Hotel, Club 402 and the Pyramid Floor. The West is also home to many smaller retailers, outlets and markets. However the dominant feature of the Western quadrant is the Super Mall in Priestlands Park. The mall is home to over 750 individual retailers and has a car storage facility of over one million vehicles. It is also home to four cinemas, over 100 restaurants and bars, a supermarket, sports facilities and bowling alleys.
The Eastern Quadrant of Super Rome is by far the most presigeous and beautiful. It is home to all official buildings such as the Imperial Senate, Libra Magna, The War Ministry, Great Forum, Great Basilica and most significantly the Imperial Palace. The Eastern sector houses a majority of Super Rome's museums, Galleries, Libraries and Parks. Planning Permission is a requisite to all new developments and is monitored closely. Buildings must remain at an acceptable level as to not overtop the Imperial Palace and must not be so large as to disturb the ecology of the local area. The East is a sanctuary within the hustle of Sparta, many come to the East for breaks and is the main centre of tourism in all of Super Rome. The wildlife reserve is key to the survival of some of the most rare indigenous wildlife in all of Super Rome and thus pollution quotas are in force throughout the sector.
Sparta attracts nearly over 7 million tourists a year and caters for those of all creeds, religions and ethnicities. The Roman ruins of ancient times are of particular interest to most and the Imperial Palace is regarded as one of the four wonders of the ancient world. The Metropolis of Sparta has existed for nearly over two and a half thousand years and has become one of the largest centres of commerce in the Alliance. The City is governed by the Imperator himself and is the scene of many processions and official functions. The Capital serves as the hub of the Super Roman Space Core and all other departments of the military.
Geography of Super Rome
Super Rome is situated at the far North of the Western Continent. It borders Jihad Allah to the West, Kegmenistan to the South and East and Friendly Aliens to the North. Super has access to the Atlantian and Grohl Oceans. The total land mass of Super Rome has recently increased with the annexation of Perpendicular territory.
Area – 7606969 sq. miles
Super Roman climate varies greatly as you traverse towards the South. The Northern territory experiences a temperate climate and temperatures of around 6 degrees in winter and between 9 and 18 degrees in summer. The Southern continent experiences a far more equatorial climate. Humidity levels are extremely high. Winter temperatures vary between 9 and 14 degrees. Summer temperatures climb to around 26 degrees. Precipitation is far higher in the East as cloud cover has to travel over the Alkine Mountains. Rainfall rarely reaches the desert regions of the South and West.
Super Rome is host to vast sprawling plains, dense mountain ranges and many rivers and deltas. Vast deserts are to be found in the West and South. This has been the consequence of years of deforestation during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The last remaining forests are to be found to the North of Super Rome.
Lowest Point: The lowest point is the Crada Valley in Eastern Super Rome (- 122m below sea level) and the highest is to be found in the Alkine Mountains, specifically Mount Summae (8533m above sea level)
Abundant: Oil, Coal, Gas, Uranium, Iron, Diamond, Copper, Minerals, Carbon, Marble, and Aluminium.
65% Arable 35% Urbanised 10% Industrial/Commercial
Tropical Storms are frequent in the East thanks to warm water currents in the Atlantian Ocean. Thunder strikes are a common occurrence in Eastern cities. Violent sandstorms are often experienced on the Southern borders and Tornadoes are frequent in the far west. All modern housing developments take locale and probability of natural hazards into consideration before construction
The Economy of Super Rome
Super Rome considers a strong and stable economy essential for technological advancement, innovation and for the provision of competitive goods and services. The Financial Services Industry is the strongest in the Alliance and a wealth of global Investment Banks and Hedge Funds take advantage of the strong capital gains opportunities available to them. Economic commentators have agreed that though nations utilising traditional capitalist GDP figures might possess higher values, this comes at a price, namely unpredictable market shocks. The economy however does not exceed the importance of social liberties and freedoms. This is reflected in the strongest UN ratings for any nation in the Alliance regarding the well being of the populace.
The main commodities traded are: Uranium Rods, Iron, Steel, Agricultural Produce, Marble and Tungsten.
The current Super Roman GDP: 231 Trillion Denarii, The current Super Roman Government Budget: 234 Trillion Denarii.
In 1935 the policy of "Pecuniam Revenit" was put into operation. Under this system inflation was placed under complete control of the government and inflationary pressure has never deviated from the determined 1.5% level.
Pecuniam Revenit is a system of credit for individuals. At 16 years of age all Super Roman citizens are issued with an electronic visa. Within this card is stored all information regarding the individual: personal details, financial details and historical records of activity. These cards are compulsory and those within Super Rome whom are found not to be in possession of such a card are immediately taken to the appropriate identification terminal. This has achieved wonders in preventing illegal immigration. Only The Senate Ministry of Domestic Affairs (SMDA) can issue visas upon request. Applicants from abroad are thoroughly checked and assessed before being allowed to immigrate.
Pecuniam Revenit literally means that whatever income an individual earns is the property of the government. The government will use this income to invest and spend in all public sectors. Individuals consume through credit granted by the government. For example, if an individual earns D35, 000 a year he will receive D35, 000 of credit. This can then be used to purchase goods and services from the government. Firms and Industry is still competitive in the global market, as trade remains unrestricted. Corporations and firms are state owned and all revenue generated by firms is taxed at 100%. Foreign buyers are often perplexed by the system as goods and services are in practice being purchased from the Super Roman government. Imports and exports are purchased and sold in Denarii held by the government and central banks.
In this way government combines regulation and free trade in an unorthodox equilibrium. Government intervention is theoretically all pervasive but in practice minimal. The operation of a firm is unchanged. The only difference is that wages, in traditional monetary terms are eliminated. Wages are not paid to the employees directly. At the end of each month the government renews the level of credit awarded to the individual. Cash and coinage have been eliminated and all forms of payment are electronically managed. Revenue for firms still exists and the more efficient and productive a firm the higher the level of credit revenue achieved. Thus incentive to become more competitive is still a primary concern.
This system has ensured that the quality and quantity of goods produced are extremely high. Government regulates industry and provides subsidies and support when needed in return for the efficient operation of firms, abolition of collusion and cartels and the continuation of trade. Greater levels of competitiveness exist within the Super Roman economy, monopolies are relatively extinct and monopsonies and trade unions have been largely eradicated. Consumers also benefit from cheaper domestic goods of a higher quality and greater variety without the need to circulate money. This is why inflation and interest rates remain low within Super Rome. (Regarding the MV=PT theory) Inflation has only once deviated from 1.5% in 1942 during the Great Alliance war and this was only due to the fact that huge loans were granted from Super Rome to warring nations such as Roudland, Great Wrightland and Gothria.
The Super Roman political system had remained largely unchanged in 2000 years and to this day defies contemporary definition. Within Super Rome the cives remain sovereign and they possess the combined power to easily overturn overly unpopular measures. Citizens elect via secret ballot those individuals within society they believe to be most suited to one of the many positions available on the “cursus honorum”. Elected officials then in turn run the 26 Roman Provinces within the Confederacy. Through numerous promotions an ordinary member of the Plebii can reach any position within the Super Roman orchestration, even Imperator.
The Roman state itself has been named: Tyrannical, Autocratic, Anarchic, Communist, Socialist, Republican, Libertarian and even a Kingdom by many nations within the Alliance of Honourable Peoples. Super Rome is unique among nations in that it blends the most beneficial aspects of each political system into a delicate equilibrium that requires a large, intelligent and efficient political body to sustain it. The many administrative magistracies, provincial governing positions and senatorial posts are highly sought after and are highly honoured. The lack of definition has often perplexed both the casual observer and the national leader, indeed the UN could not find sufficient category to define Super Rome with so categorised the nation as “Anarchy”, much to the pleasure of the Roman people, who are notoriously sceptical of the inefficient and intrusive United Nations. Thus Romans have believed for millennia that their form of government is actually in fact defined by the word “Imperium”.
Imperator is actually in fact a military term first delegated to P.Cornelius Scipio in early Republican Rome, before the arrival of the first Imperator. Initially indending to name Scipio "rex", a term long abandoned in the Roman language after the annexation of several smaller regal nations during the expansion of Roma, the soldiers based in Gallacia were persuaded to find another title. "Imperator" in modern Latin essentially means commander or governor, not necessarily linked with the military, however the fact remains that the Imperator remains at the head of the amred forces.
Imperium essentially derives its evolution from the word Imperator, though it lacks any single definition and its meaning depends entirely upon the individual in question. Imperium is often simply cast by foreign nations as “Empire” and the connotations of dictatorship are applied. "Imperium" for a Roman denotes a system of government control that utilises a constitutional monarchical ruling system held directly accountable to the will of the ordinary people via the hierarchical senate. That is to say, with the populace as sovereign, the Imperator can be removed via popular movement. Imperium is directly linked with the "cursus honorum" which defines the political authority of each caste of senator within the senate.
Aristotle: The citizen must govern and themselves be governed for the power of constitution to be absolute.
The Senate forms the crux of government in Super Rome. Without majority senatorial approval a proposal cannot be passed. There are 1344 Roman Senators in the Roman Senate from 16 states with each holding approximately 42 provinces. Each province follows the “cursus honorum” for office and status. One must progress through the different political classes before he or she can become one of two Consuls for that province. Within a province there are 50 magistracies available:
24 Tribunes 12 Aediles 8 Quaestors 4 Praetors 2 Consuls
To begin a political career one must first become a tribune, an office elected annually, responsible essentially for the maintenance of the Roman justice system. Tribunes are often heavily involved in the implementation of new proposals. Tribunes are permitted to hold office for more than one year if re-elected. With such a high number of tribunes enrolled, competition for progression to Aedile is exceptionally fierce, promoting the necessity of a higher calibre candidate for progression. The position of Aedile itself forms the basis of any successful political career. This office entitles the holder to maintain authority over public building works and the efficiency of the city utilities. This position is elected once every four years, further increasing the importance of high efficiency and public relations as tribune. Quaestors are responsible for the managing of provincial finances and thus the allocation of resources in the province. Once Quaestor an individual will then face a tough challenge to become a praetor, also elected every four years. A praetor is a position of high honour in a province. His station is primarily involved in the stationing, resource allocation and general maintenance of the military forces present in the state. Furthermore their role involves the administration of the provincial elections to this stage in the “cursus honorum”. An exceptional individual can then be elected to the post of Consul, the most significant position in the province.
Consul and State Government
The position of Consul entitles an individual to a position in the Roman Senate at Rome. Each province however is a single entity of a collective State. The 16 States of Super Rome (as illustrated on the map) have within them around 42 provinces each with two consuls. As a senator a Consul enters the centre of government in Super Rome. It is as consul that promotion to the Imperial Offices can be achieved; these being the highest positions available to an individual.
The first Imperial office available at a State Level is the position of Archon and without providing an extensive list of responsibilities, their role is to administer domestic policies ranging from military matters, to cultural and economic matters made and approved by the Senate as a whole. Each of the 16 Archons are elected for a period of ten years from the Consuls of each of the Provinces (often 42 geographical areas) in a State. This means that after a ten year term an Archon from one of the 16 States loses his position in government. He along with the 84 prospective Consuls from each of the 42 Provinces (Total 85) is able to campaign for office. Ordinarily only a select handful of Consuls decides to participate in this election, the highest number posting for Archon being 24 in 1922. The entire State is able then to vote for their choice in State Government. The candidate with the highest majority will achieve Archon authority.
Proposals can be made by any of the Consuls present in the Senate. None are barred from making proposals individually, though it is often the case that a particular group will offer a proposal and deliver it eloquently before the entire senate centre-stage. Any proposal is made from the centre of the Senate on a purpose built stage to the entire senate as has been done for millennia. Proposals generally are scheduled two weeks before they are presented to the senate in order that the Consuls can understand their content and vote in the senate in one session. If however the vote is without a clear majority a second vote can be taken after another period of two weeks, where, if no veto by the Emperor is registered (can only occur when there is less than a two thirds majority vote), the plebiscite will become binding on the whole nation.
Above the Archons, who as have been stated, are responsible for the administration of the proposals made and ratified by the senate, are the Ephors, elected again once every ten years, by the Senate, not the Provinces. Classically the leading men of Sparta, the office of Ephor have been recognised as the highest position available in government. The five Ephors, one, by tradition, appointed by the military Council, a separate entity, effectively organise the Senate and are accountable for the Foreign Policy of Super Rome. War cannot be approved without unanimous agreement, diplomacy is administered by them and these men or women have the unique power to suggest the impeachment of the Imperator, at which point the senate would be called immediately to an assembly and the issue discussed. The Ephors are the closest advisors to the Imperator and are often found leading the troops.
The Imperator UNDER RECONSTRUCTION
The current Emperor, now in his middle age, is rarely seen in public, unlike many of the Emperors before him. It is believed that the Imperator underwent Spartan reconditioning at an early age, but his body rejected the technology, leaving him severely scarred, though this has never been confirmed and likely never will by the Roman government. Thus when seen in the daytime his attire usually veils his skin from the light and many have commented upon seeing him that his voice was far lower and his eyes much brighter than those of a normal man. Speculation about the true nature of the Emperor has long since been a topic of great interest in popular publications. Many have questioned however the continued presence of Alexandra, a citizen of both Gothria and Super Rome, believed to be related in fact to that royal house. Indeed speculation of a relationship was rife after the naming of the new SRSC Nebula Alexandra. The Emperor has otherwise maintained a firm vice over personal information pertaining to himself and the Imperial family. In politics the Imperator has been heiled as one of the "most successful commanders of the Roman People", formulating a close friendship with previously neutral neighbours on the West, continuing a heavy involvement with the government of Friendly Aliens and most significantly; introducing Super Rome to the Alliance of Honourable Peoples in 1988-99. The handling of numerous crises in the Alliance upon joining its ranks have also increased public approval.
Once again the unique style of government has perplexed many foreign nations. Within Super Rome democracy exists in a very true sense. However it is managed by an omnipresent Imperator.
The role of the Imperator has since been to act in the public interest and be the principle decision maker within Super Rome. The Imperator has the right to dissolve the senate, call elections and amend the constitution. However this is counterbalanced by the fact that the Roman Senate can impeach the Imperator if power is abused. In this way the Imperator is not a dictator as he is not in complete control of the country.
Imperators are generally appointed by their predecessors on account of their popularity and ability. However the Roman populace has every right to oppose and submit their own candidate for consideration by applying to the senate for an "Imperical Vote". The victor of the general election will assume control of Super Rome. Only once has the Imperical Vote been initiated, in 1676 and this was a highly unsuccessful venture.
Super Roman Military
The Super Roman Military was formally founded in early 456BC and its motto has remained in its Latin form since this date "Fortuna favoret brevis" (Fortune favours the brave). Many other influential mottos have been developed within the specific departments of the military. The Super Roman Military operates with the sole purpose of achieving honour in battle and delivering justice to aggressors. Military standards bearing the black "signum leonem" of Super Rome are present in every military engagement and to lose the standard is considered the greatest dishonour in Roman Society. This position of responsibility therefore usually falls to the appointed Spartans or elite forces. Only the Master Chief is able to bear the Imperators standard, emblazoned with gold.
Super Roman military operation is more clearly detailed in the Super Roman Military Archive. Within this file all Super Roman ministries and armaments are discussed.
Foreign Policy and Trade
Super Rome has traditionally adopted a policy of isolationism and consolidation. However the Great Alliance War provided huge stimulus of a desire to become more involved in international affairs. Super Rome still places its own stability before the need of other nations, but since its election to the Alliance Council Super Rome has even begun to reform this view.
Super Rome has established numerous trade agreements with nations on the West and North continents. Principle trading partners include Kegmenistan, Jihad Allah, Friendly Aliens, Roudland and Great Wrightland. The major exports of Super Rome are Uranium rods, Agricultural Products and Manufactured vehicles. The main sources of import are silk, cloth and iron
Super Rome maintains a traditionally isolationist approach to foreign affairs. It was one of the last nations to join the Alliance of Honourable Peoples. Since the Cold War, Super Rome has developed a close working relationship with the Kegmenistani, Alien and Dhurkhastani peoples. The "Special Friendhsip" between Kegmenistan and Super Rome is often viewed with suspicion and is used as slander by the common media to criticise both countries. Numerous joint projects have been undertaken, especially regarding transport. Jihad Allah and Friendly Aliens are considered long term partners by Super Roman officials. Trade with Friendly Aliens is significant, with numerous technologies and raw materials being exchanged. Trade with the Northern Continent is far less significiant. Relations with several of the Northen Nations most notably Roudland are sometimes strained. The reason for this is a majority militaristic. Super Roman society is built upon honour, "utilis" and therefore specialisation.
The adoption of the Caste system is openly frowned upon by Roudland military leaders, who believe it to be out-dated. Super Rome therefore refutes this view of an outdated system and instead believes that extensive generic troop numbers represents an inefficiency in skill allocation and that honour is something the Roudland modern army should really remember in war. The belief that you honour your country by accomplishing deeds for the common good is an extremely potent motivator in combat. This is likely the reason that there are few desertions, few friendly fire incidents and as a general rule - very few KIA's. Despite this however, even with clear divisions in ethos, Roudland and Super Rome often forget their differences in the face of danger. Both nations often combine with Kegmenistan to form the muscle of the military Juggernought that can be summoned by the Allied Defence Forces.
The education system within Super Rome is one of the oldest institutions in the Alliance. Primary and Secondary schools are state owned and receive all funding through government expenditure. The concentration of Universities within Super Rome is the largest in the Alliance. Universities are privately funded; however state subsidies provide student support to those students, whose parents are on lower levels of income.
Primary Education begins at the age of three and continues to the age of twelve. Basic numeric skills and literacy skills are taught to pupils alongside traditional Latin, history, geography and science. Physical Education is encouraged but not compulsory. Religious Schools are not tolerated and segregation in schools is forbidden. The position of the government on religion is particularly strict: no child will be subjected and influenced to any religion within the Super Roman schooling system. The common belief is that school is not a place for secular divisions and preferential treatment, but a sole place of learning. All religions are respected in schools but religious education is an extra-curricular activity. In its place, philosophy and ethics has become the successful alternative. Although teaching of these theorems does not begin until the final year of primary school. As Primary Education draws to an end Pupils are required to undertake an aptitude test. This will determine the overall level of academic achievement completed by the individual. Every student will then have to submit this score to any Secondary School applied to.
Secondary Education takes place between thirteen years of age and eighteen. Secondary Schools generally specialise in specific topic areas. For example the Super Roman School of Science specialises in scientific discovery and thus will have a greater preference to pupils whom have achieve higher levels of achievement in Science. Schools of Science, Economics, English, Mathematics and Language are common within Super Rome. In this way students are selected from an early age to develop their natural ability in specific topic areas. Research has indicated that students do well in the subjects that they enjoy. This method ensures that natural ability is nurtured from an early age and that pupils gain the highest level of satisfaction from their Secondary education. However compulsory secondary subjects include: Mathematics, English, Latin, History and another language of choice. The Super Roman education system is a balance of the arts, humanities and sciences. Vocational subjects are also available. At the end of Secondary education Super Roman baccalaureates are awarded according to the level of achievement in specific areas. Level 7 being the highest and level 1 being the lowest. Those failing to achieve level 3 in all three final year subjects will be asked to repeat the year or opt to undertake military enrolment or a vocational course.
To enter higher Education in a specific topic level 6 must at least be achieved by an individual. University entrants have to either take out government loans or privately finance their education. The most prestigious Universities within Super Rome including the Alliance famous University of Callisto, which was the first recorded University founded. University degrees are awarded by the individual university and will provide a wider career path for all partaking students.
Super Rome has an exceptionally low level of crime due to multiple policies in law and order and progressive policies in social welfare and education. Police use highly sophisticated equipment to monitor all urban locations and the use of Pecuniam Revenit allows movement of individuals to be tracked. Pecuniam Revenit has also reduced fraud and theft significantly. Murder has not been recorded in Super Rome for over 23 years and assault is increasingly uncommon. This has justified the high levels of government spending on law and order. The UN has rated Super Rome as the safest in the region for over 20 years. Satellite technology is increasingly common to track criminals around Super Rome and crime prevention is becoming an increasingly prevalent initiative over a more reactionary approach.
Throughout Super Rome a general appreciation of efficient communication and easy mobilisation of factors of production has been developed. Throughout the last decade motorways have been extended in size, some now incorporate 10 lanes of independently moving traffic. Speed limits are enforced throughout Super Rome with the exception of the Super Carriageways linking major cities and industrial areas. City areas are pedestrianised to a large extent. Individual cars are banned from city centres and free public transport is offered as an effective substitute. Trams, Trains, Underground networks, buses and Monorails are now prevalent in urban and metropolis areas. Smog and pollution have been reduced drastically. Recently Super Rome has developed the Ultimate highway system with Kegmenistan over the Southern Suppanine Mountains. This incredible land bridge has allowed travel between the two nations at over 700 mila (1500 feet) above sea level. Currently the implementation of a massive rail scheme is underway. Introduction of rapid "bullet trains" will revolutionise the commuter's daily journey.
Social Welfare and Healthcare
Healthcare is free to all Super Roman citizens. However private hospitals have been set up to cope with the excess demand for complex and costly operations. State hospitals are provided through taxation expenditure. The Senate has recently revised the welfare system and under new legislation welfare benefits have been cut generally to promote full employment and provide incentive for workers to join the labour force. A majority of welfare expenditure is received by students in the form of extensive loans and tuition support schemes. Many other government support schemes also exist to aid the elderly, the disabled and new mothers
Super Rome is immensely proud of its heritage and history. Detailed from the link below are the historical documents issued by the the Super Roman Ministry of Cultural Affairs