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The Republic of Aetulia

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

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific

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Aetulia

Population6.643 billion

CapitalValyria
LeaderPresident Anthony Jackson

CurrencyDrakkar
AnimalDragon

The Republic of Aetulia is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by President Anthony Jackson with an iron fist, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, pith helmet sales, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.643 billion Aetulians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valyria. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Aetulian economy, worth a remarkable 2,072 trillion Drakkars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 311,983 Drakkars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,332,237 per year while the poor average 46,909, a ratio of 28.4 to 1.

Games of cops and robbers typically end in at least one fatal shooting, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, economists claim no news is good news, and Aetulian tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation. 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 14,174th in the world and 788th in The North Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 80.59 Years.

Top
1%
Most Secular: 353rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 356thHighest Disposable Incomes: 554thLargest Agricultural Sector: 646thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 667thMost Influential: 671stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 773rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 825thRudest Citizens: 832ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 941stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 950thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,094thLargest Retail Industry: 1,129thHighest Average Incomes: 1,415thTop
5%
Most Cultured: 1,575thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,817thSmartest Citizens: 2,207thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,249thHealthiest Citizens: 3,117thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,125thMost Armed: 3,780thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,964thMost Developed: 5,072ndHighest Economic Output: 5,739thMost Efficient Economies: 6,182ndTop
10%
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,846thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,304thLargest Governments: 10,073rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,581stMost Stationary: 12,135thHighest Drug Use: 13,006thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,281stMost Beautiful Environments: 13,498thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,013thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,174thLargest Black Market: 14,716th
Top
1%
Most Secular: 13th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 19th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 31st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 34th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 38th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 38th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 46th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 49th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 52nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 55th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 65th in the regionTop
5%
Most Cultured: 79th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 95th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 109th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 114th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 121st in the regionMost Armed: 140th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 169th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 174th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 212th in the regionMost Influential: 243rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 266th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 267th in the regionMost Stationary: 304th in the regionMost Developed: 308th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 320th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Black Market: 388th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 465th in the regionLargest Governments: 505th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 510th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 538th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 558th in the regionLargest Populations: 620th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 679th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 724th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, Aetulian tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation.
  • : Aetulia was endorsed by The Dictatorship of Tellavinna.
  • : Aetulia endorsed The Empire of Hohenzollern Empire-Kingdom of America.
  • : Aetulia was endorsed by The Empire of Hohenzollern Empire-Kingdom of America.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, economists claim no news is good news.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, games of cops and robbers typically end in at least one fatal shooting.
  • : Aetulia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes and the Top 10% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, employers may fire workers without giving any reason.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, contestants on Aetulia's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 254 » Alunya, El Fiji Grande, Cloydicia, Territorio di Nessuno, Notyoutopia, Shibutani, Shin-Hachioji, The Rhein States, Corfad, Sinelona, PlanetPunk, Omnistria, New Pruessen, Great Bights Mum, Sunto, Buckerino, Sundred, Dar es Saalam, Koda-Land, Bearical, North Bratislava, Steraz, Newpromisedland, Ninjak30, Dreadton, Ara Antrizuls, Outer Egorniand, Maott, Pallaith, Federation Terra Australis, Ainsworth, Yaorozu, Shadowrik, Pasargad, Napnomadia, Spartoptia, Malta Comino Gozo, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Kwaj, Holy Oranz, New Bremerton, Lunallian, Wilkshire, Frances Francis the First of France, Amauri, Wineclaw, Renzic, Black Templares, Ozstan, Sil Dorsett, and 204 others.Kasazzastan, Guer Aike, General COE, Partax, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Siwale, Niradans, Joodey, Union of Austria-Hungary, Unsophisticate, Selfgradatude, Q w e r t y, The Iron Lions, Votak Matim, Vincone Cae, United Draconia, The Sinclarian Provinces, Panama Coalition, Egalico, Solmetria, Torakuen, Jasminlandia, Warsaw-Halicz, Ethnon, Sheldanada, Saturns Edge, Guslantis, Zemnaya Svoboda, The Stratosphere Islands, Spunkland, Mazeoftime, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Camarthen, Novare Res, Ibiscaton, Ucatski, The Most Freedom Ever, Orado, Norostilors, Acrabinnia, Orven, Empy, The Austro Germanic Union, Sea Ghost, Misuvelia, Haor Chall, Sacrento, Beta Centauri B3, Plangainer, Asgardira, San Xavier, Soviet Terran, Steampunk Ariel, Angwayster, Trillius, Marijuana Haven, Lower Nubia, The Pantheons, Xandarnia, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Fayyayid, Unimaginable Doom, Astronomical, Victoriaans Nederlands, Valhalla123, Ejhsa, New Caeitanordia, Amerian States, Rkainjel, Tamgu, British Pacific Islands, Lomjia, Cors Evia, Aratani, Sunaiya, Moisus, East Spopovichka, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Karazan, Chukstik Illahi, Pomur, French Bananastan, Yummy Blubber, Holy Marcus Empire, Bonjoura, Ikea Rike, Diodone, BrightFutures, Free Azzaca, Abject Ludicrosity, Fracedonia, Pauliestien, Legendsland, New Austra, North Armatas, Sockmanland, Moubarakistan, Scrubbertalia, Wodan, Brettenia, Centromuria, Free Culture, Republic of New Atlantis, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Amoskeag, Noahs Second Country, North Altatude, Conservadoria, Former English Colony, Rynion, Helia Geopes, Test for a new hope, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Elder Realms, Kuveria, Antityranicals, Hileville, Camemas, Makersaulache, Fararabistan, Constantinolia, Pleroma Sans Romans, Idumetala, Xentherida, Solidair, Goyanes, Juggernautilus, Astrind, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Narwhal, Eternal Dreams, Xzavia-Hjar, The Serdey Islands, New Trisone, SORT, Subjugators, Kenatara, Wisconsota, Utopicican, Debussy, Seenvorland, Lindsaystan, The Derpercratic Empire of Derpiness, Racoda, Longsword01, United Non-Southern American Empire, Elestrum, Great Javadwipa, Scientific empire, Penrith, Runeda, Avemterra, Cuyan, Scrisix, Daiz, Etrurica, Princely Irbis, Zeternia, Dramanian, Concordare, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Lakemba, New Octicarg, Fractured Ribs, PotatoFarmers, New Flos, Zokk, Lanterkint, Styrica, New Duna, Chile Libertario, Grimandia, Duerrlewang, Lesbian Femdom, The Reorganized Arctic Territories, The West United States, Some Random TNP Nation, Quebekistand, Csa Naraxi, McMasterdonia, Faircliff, Elijaia, Logic and Rationality, Far Rad Alauff, Fizban, Frie Annium, Solskjar, VietAnhland, Nguvu na Kiburi, Asgarlassia, Delmak, Miruma, Great Robertia, Lower Briel Guanzapolia, Ponantine, Free Conservatives, Impler, The Notorious Mad Jack, Oolah kooshie, Hohenzollern Empire-Kingdom of America, and Tellavinna.

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