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The Republic of Aetulia

“For our homeland, always ready!” President Anthony Jackson

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific

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Aetulia

Population10.435 billion

CapitalValyria
LeaderPresident Anthony Jackson

CurrencyDrakkar
AnimalDragon

The Republic of Aetulia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Anthony Jackson with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, infamous sell-swords, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 10.435 billion Aetulians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Education, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valyria. The average income tax rate is 38.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Aetulian economy, worth a remarkable 5,080 trillion Drakkars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 486,873 Drakkars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers, children seem to be getting better at lying these days, school children across the country are staging hunger strikes to protest government-mandated salads, and games of cops and robbers typically end in at least one fatal shooting. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Aetulia's national animal is the Dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Aetulia is ranked 1,127th in the world and 52nd in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 10,555.69 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 89thMost Secular: 106thRudest Citizens: 147thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 176thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 193rdHighest Poor Incomes: 282ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 334thHighest Average Incomes: 367thLargest Information Technology Sector: 405thMost Efficient Economies: 474thMost Scientifically Advanced: 581stHighest Disposable Incomes: 628thMost Influential: 631stLargest Agricultural Sector: 802ndLargest Black Market: 849thLargest Publishing Industry: 931stSmartest Citizens: 975thMost Cultured: 1,080thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,127thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,148thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,361stMost Armed: 1,488thMost Avoided: 1,504thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,534thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,638thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,898thHighest Economic Output: 2,022ndTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,453rdLargest Governments: 2,483rdMost Developed: 2,770thFattest Citizens: 2,817thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,583rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,618thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,741stLowest Crime Rates: 5,447thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,081stMost Advanced Public Education: 6,798thMost Stationary: 9,633rdTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 13,775thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,546thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15,484thLargest Gambling Industry: 22,564th
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Most Secular: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 18th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 20th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 25th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 31st in the regionLargest Black Market: 37th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 38th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 40th in the regionMost Avoided: 46th in the regionMost Armed: 48th in the regionMost Cultured: 51st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 52nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 52nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 54th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 55th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 60th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 63rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 73rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 89th in the regionFattest Citizens: 96th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 104th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 121st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 137th in the regionLargest Governments: 138th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 156th in the regionMost Developed: 170th in the regionMost Stationary: 206th in the regionMost Influential: 221st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 248th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 295th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 303rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 354th in the regionMost Average: 368th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 596th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 667th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 775th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 806th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, games of cops and robbers typically end in at least one fatal shooting.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, school children across the country are staging hunger strikes to protest government-mandated salads.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, children seem to be getting better at lying these days.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, standing on a chair to reach a top shelf is seen as evidence of narcissistic personality disorder.
  • : Aetulia endorsed The Empire of Teothopia.
  • : Aetulia was endorsed by The Empire of Teothopia.
  • : Aetulia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Deadeye Jack".
  • : Aetulia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom of dress".
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, the government has spent days debating the merits of a petition calling for a ban on sporks.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 327 » El Fiji Grande, Cloydicia, Territorio di Nessuno, Notyoutopia, Shibutani, The Rhein States, Corfad, PlanetPunk, Omnistria, Great Bights Mum, Sunto, Buckerino, Dar es Saalam, Koda-Land, Bearical, North Bratislava, Newpromisedland, Ninjak30, Dreadton, Maott, Pallaith, Yaorozu, Shadowrik, Pasargad, Napnomadia, Malta Comino Gozo, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Kwaj, Holy Oranz, Wilkshire, Frances Francis the First of France, Wineclaw, Sil Dorsett, Guer Aike, Partax, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Siwale, Joodey, Unsophisticate, Selfgradatude, The Iron Lions, Votak Matim, Vincone Cae, The Sinclarian Provinces, Panama Coalition, Solmetria, Ethnon, The Stratosphere Islands, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Orado, and 277 others.Acrabinnia, Empy, The Austro Germanic Union, Soviet Terran, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, Unimaginable Doom, Astronomical, 1 very fast endotarter, Karazan, Chukstik Illahi, French Bananastan, Holy Marcus Empire, Diodone, BrightFutures, North Armatas, Moubarakistan, Free Culture, Republic of New Atlantis, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Former English Colony, Pleroma Sans Romans, Xentherida, Goyanes, Glurponia, New Trisone, SORT, Seenvorland, Runeda, Daiz, Zeternia, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Lakemba, PotatoFarmers, Zokk, McMasterdonia, Solskjar, Gnomewatchers, Universal State Formula, Clan Spaniel, Xagill, Kranostav, United Kahndaq, Zecit, Yukti, Tachycardia, Viridiann, Zyvetskistaahn, Ravendi, Keventle, Jovian Knights, Ateala, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Fendlium, Merconitonitopia, Valentine Z, Advancia-Sizzletown, Volstokn, Alamei, Hamerica, Newam, Dakota Territories, Yokciq Empire, Texas States, Xyrron, The Endless Eventide, Herzliyya, Vivanco, West Hamburg, Nationeer, Singamadri, The Lancerian Empire, Khoik, The Windmilluminati, KhalChicken, Prevaland, Godwanna, Nisastria, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Antiyard, Nistriabar, Varola, The United Capital of Adam, Unshleepd, Nova Arcania, Britain v3, Conservative State of Poland, The Pantheons, The Serdey Islands, Korovan Isles, Greater Pittsburgh, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Sikol, Zzozona, Fully-Autonomous Gay-Space Luxury, Timothea, Nordic-British Union, Prydania, I Like Killing people, Bengal Empir, Brucklania, Libertania Democratica, Simone Republic, The Calabash Protectorate, TyGerria, Aeolist, Yalkan, Mystiquelle, Innocentic, Seanat, Yellops, Eywaan, Highton Islands, Animu Place, Madjack, Eastern Cous Empria, Kragsgale, The Federal Republic of Scouseland, Xipher, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, WeKnow, Heilhum Imperius, Draconian Progression, Hardscrabble, Solcius, Harjad, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Visse, TLTland, Outer Shenendoah, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Chips and Guac, Lulubellia, Porotia, Republica Guilleana, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, R libanon, Liminyj, Venicea, Pytong, Batatoland Empire, Northwest Zedonia, Ozstan, Brsil, Bankowiata, PEG, Sevinland, Imperial Pieserged, East Akra, Ellbonnia, Testnation223, AverageJoevlania, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Kristalmaan, Gendirt, Railroad Crossing, Odelinor, Slyakanya, Dejure, Tvers, Strongwill, Nodnarb, Desvios, The Jerichowan Country, Climeria, Seijitsu, New Michag, Blyskalia, Star Kingdom, Galbadiana, Darkmondoria, Svenskskit, Bharathvarsh, Gafflebag, His Enduring Majesty, Kyruev, The Republic of Free Peoples, Planes, Muqatil, Super Girl, Confederacy of North America, The Mazur Empire, Loungdako, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Wisconsota, Paradeavenlisian States, Kingdom of KHATTAB, Vesteysia, Massechuessets, Kromi, Aoncarpa, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Svenskan, Tyirza, Zemnaya Svoboda, Figyjharli, Wapistan, Dangine, Siforpeo, Travislavania, Qurtuba, Shahrukh, Aryan Homeland, Ice and Tinian, Korean-Joseon, Jaxikistan, Naalfgarth, Cowbridge, Mon Island, Allevania, Tsandonown, Perikuresu, Defense For The World Assembly, Folenz, Britle, Libvillia, Tringapore, Ariele, Intion North, AmManies, Greater Ale Permars, Soleha, Card Kingdom, Orogonia, Eternal Dominion, Andanavia, Mazdia, Kinitopia, Ibarkla, Dorranium, Sopernia, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, Erisoria, Erowo, Que Lukustinardon, United Capitalist Provinces, Novremia, Tepe, Sahriastan, Trikhai, Lionia, British-Australia, Capablanca, The Blazeland Administration, United Nations Aerospace Defense Command, Apollo Park, Odasck, Geraldina, Praeceps, Altivia, Tibus Heth, Liberum Hibernia, Nimarya, New Celoveniortan, Pazair, Cereskia, Seguidores de la grasas, Green state federation, Palgo, Cam Zazi, Dabarastan, Pooldova, Barlano, Durfland, United Soviet State of North Amerika, Lon Zucand, Rising Sakura, Kazoo Basin, Kaihe, and Teothopia.

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