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The Holy Empire of Achkaerin

“Words are mightier than the keenest blade”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Power

Location: Independent Order



Population18.27 billion

LeaderPeter Azurewind
FaithCult of Namis


The Holy Empire of Achkaerin is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Peter Azurewind with an even hand, and remarkable for its hatred of cheese, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 18.27 billion Achkaerinese are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valtheim. The average income tax rate is 91.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Achkaerinian economy, worth a remarkable 1,707 trillion Isos a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 93,475 Isos, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Recent events in Dàguó have been classified 'for Peter Azurewind's eyes only', many marriages go virtually unconsummated, tax revenue is often intercepted by international accountants before ever seeing the national treasury, and it is illegal to brush crumbs off your clothing outdoors. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Achkaerin's national animal is the Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cult of Namis.

Achkaerin is ranked 10,485th in the world and 8th in Independent Order for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 11,551.41 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,228thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 3,680thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,963rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,999thMost Pacifist: 4,225thMost Influential: 4,546thBest Weather: 5,086thSafest: 5,125thNicest Citizens: 6,472ndLongest Average Lifespans: 6,603rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,672ndMost Beautiful Environments: 6,904thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,284thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,197thHealthiest Citizens: 8,302ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,313thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,602ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,790thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,161stMost Cultured: 9,809thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,150thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,485thLowest Crime Rates: 10,657thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,263rdHighest Economic Output: 11,544thSmartest Citizens: 11,700thMost Developed: 11,726thMost Stationary: 11,848thTop
Highest Food Quality: 14,084thLargest Populations: 14,191stLargest Governments: 14,962ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,294thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,939thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,970thMost Devout: 20,228thMost Income Equality: 22,871st
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 7 » Keks, Quintelia, Tytorian Royal Army, Alsidia, Supreme Empire of the North, Asmodeus of Lust, and Karakoko.