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The Eternal Empire of Abanthia

“Sit Nomine Digna”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
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Regional Influence: Power

Location: ravana



Population6.108 billion

LeaderImperator Grey
FaithSibber Imperialis

AnimalWinter Hind

The Eternal Empire of Abanthia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Imperator Grey with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, strictly enforced bedtime, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.108 billion Abanthians 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 relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order also on the agenda, while Welfare and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dominus. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 25.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Abanthian economy, worth 923 trillion Cruxes a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 151,211 Cruxes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 678,931 per year while the poor average 20,813, a ratio of 32.6 to 1.

The nation has been sent to bed early for unspecified naughtiness, employees are told they can avoid traffic jams by starting work at 4 AM, industry tycoons rarely hide their misdeeds due to the government's habit of bailing them out, and citizens are now allowed to discuss whether Imperator Grey is the greatest ruler ever or simply the greatest ruler of this generation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Abanthia's national animal is the Winter Hind, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Sibber Imperialis.

Abanthia is ranked 114,283rd in the world and 9th in ravana for Highest Poor Incomes, with 19,970.27 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Insurance Industry: 2,416thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,942ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,110thLargest Black Market: 4,402ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,447thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,872ndMost Corrupt Governments: 5,013thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,739thFattest Citizens: 5,895thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,475thTop
Most Avoided: 9,376thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,414thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,618thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12,914thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,401stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,631stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,730thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,929thHighest Average Incomes: 14,028thLargest Retail Industry: 15,448thHighest Economic Output: 16,696th
Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Abanthia lodged a message on the Ravana Regional Message Board.
  • : Abanthia changed its national animal to "Winter Hind" and its capital to "Dominus".
  • : Abanthia changed its national faith to "Sibber Imperialis" and its leader to "Imperator Grey".
  • : Abanthia changed its national motto to "Sit Nomine Digna".
  • : Abanthia altered its national flag.
  • : Abanthia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Abanthia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Abanthia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Abanthia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector and Highest Wealthy Incomes and the Top 10% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Abanthia's influence in Ravana rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".


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