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The Corporate States of Aeioux

“Put your trust in Dust!”

Category: Father Knows Best State
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Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: Confederation of Corrupt Dictators



Population8.832 billion

LeaderGOV-AI Xerathul

CurrencyDust Particle
AnimalGrey Owl

The Corporate States of Aeioux is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by GOV-AI Xerathul with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, ubiquitous missile silos, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.832 billion Aeiouxians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Illion. The average income tax rate is 77.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Aeiouxian economy, worth a remarkable 1,213 trillion Dust Particles a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is an impressive 137,362 Dust Particles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A weakened police force struggles to maintain law and order, every workday begins with group therapy, citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers, and subscribing to the Benevolence Society for Impoverished Leaders is an effective way to dodge the draft. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aeioux's national animal is the Grey Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Aeioux is ranked 10,281st in the world and 21st in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Most Beautiful Environments, with 1,519.9 pounds of wildlife per square mile.

Most Influential: 2,065thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,441stMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,223rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,008thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,372ndMost Developed: 7,416thMost Secular: 8,323rdMost Beautiful Environments: 10,281stSmartest Citizens: 10,613thLowest Crime Rates: 10,704thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,093rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,330thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,790thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,113thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,515thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,591stTop
Best Weather: 12,950thHealthiest Citizens: 13,041stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,045thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,518thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,170thLargest Governments: 14,229thMost Efficient Economies: 14,249thHighest Economic Output: 15,951stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,460thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,180thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,653rdMost Stationary: 17,713thHighest Average Incomes: 17,787thLargest Insurance Industry: 18,136thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,434thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,907thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,882ndMost Patriotic: 23,427th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionMost Stationary: 11th in the regionMost Influential: 14th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 21st in the regionBest Weather: 25th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 28th in the regionMost Developed: 31st in the region

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