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The Republic of Aetulia

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

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific

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Aetulia

Population8.587 billion

CapitalValyria
LeaderPresident Anthony Jackson

CurrencyDrakkar
AnimalDragon

The Republic of Aetulia is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by President Anthony Jackson with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, free-roaming dinosaurs, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.587 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 relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Industry, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valyria. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Aetulian economy, worth a remarkable 2,962 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 frequent. Average income is an amazing 344,941 Drakkars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,863,103 per year while the poor average 8,351, a ratio of 342 to 1.

Citizens need a magnifying glass and color chart to distinguish between nearly identical brand labels, personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability, in a desperate bid for cheap airfare Aetulians can be seen jogging in a rubber suit just before flying, and farm turkeys are given high doses of antidepressants to take their minds off the holiday season. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Aetulia's national animal is the Dragon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Aetulia is ranked 2,650th in the world and 152nd in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 96.88 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Secular: 163rdRudest Citizens: 241stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 258thLargest Retail Industry: 304thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 350thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 420thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 507thHighest Disposable Incomes: 538thMost Influential: 549thMost Scientifically Advanced: 610thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 832ndMost Efficient Economies: 868thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,050thMost Cultured: 1,186thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,231stHighest Average Incomes: 1,244thSmartest Citizens: 1,305thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,389thMost Armed: 1,572ndLargest Publishing Industry: 1,675thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,317thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,378thMost Avoided: 2,441stMost Developed: 2,650thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,711thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,818thHighest Economic Output: 4,234thLargest Governments: 4,285thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,909thLargest Black Market: 6,324thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8,559thLowest Crime Rates: 8,678thTop
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Most Stationary: 10,614thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,839thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,811thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,311thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,697thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,114thMost Pro-Market: 16,814thHighest Drug Use: 19,923rd
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Most Secular: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 12th in the regionRudest Citizens: 14th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 16th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 32nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 34th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 48th in the regionMost Cultured: 55th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 55th in the regionMost Armed: 55th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 61st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 61st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 62nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 70th in the regionMost Avoided: 72nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 77th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 103rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 115th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 124th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 137th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 145th in the regionMost Developed: 152nd in the regionMost Influential: 183rd in the regionLargest Governments: 220th in the regionMost Stationary: 233rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 248th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 250th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 318th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 381st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 420th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 423rd in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 565th in the regionLargest Populations: 573rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 583rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 608th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 723rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 782nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 813th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, farm turkeys are given high doses of antidepressants to take their minds off the holiday season.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, in a desperate bid for cheap airfare Aetulians can be seen jogging in a rubber suit just before flying.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, citizens need a magnifying glass and color chart to distinguish between nearly identical brand labels.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, cheap and tasteless vegetables flood the markets.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, nothing gets the party jumping like President Anthony Jackson specifying how high.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, meteorologists are instantly recognizable from their luxury cars and jewelry.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, film studios own the rights to actors' likenesses until the next millennium.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, sharks are enjoying their deliveries of canned food.
  • : Aetulia endorsed The Empire of Great Robertia.

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