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The Ten Thousand Dharma Gates of Aggro

“The beatings will continue until morale improves.” Bhikkhu Manzil

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: the Rejected Realms

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Aggro

Population10.937 billion

CapitalAggropolis
LeaderBhikkhu Manzil
FaithZen

CurrencySilver
AnimalBlack Dog

The Ten Thousand Dharma Gates of Aggro is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Bhikkhu Manzil with an iron fist, and remarkable for its closed borders, vat-grown people, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 10.937 billion Aggroans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aggropolis. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Aggroan economy, worth a remarkable 3,485 trillion Silvers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 318,708 Silvers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Endangered species face obesity instead of extinction, therapists dispense hugs for heroin dealers and cuddles for crackheads, kids' party bags often contain candy and e-cigarettes, and calling dibs is an unalienable right. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aggro's national animal is the Black Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Zen.

Aggro is ranked 496th in the world and 16th in the Rejected Realms for Most Beautiful Environments, with 5,815.87 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

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Lowest Crime Rates: 40thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 65thMost Secular: 79thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 91stHighest Average Tax Rates: 113thLargest Governments: 156thMost Developed: 161stLongest Average Lifespans: 179thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 237thMost Advanced Public Education: 264thMost Corrupt Governments: 322ndHealthiest Citizens: 330thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 342ndLargest Welfare Programs: 376thMost Beautiful Environments: 496thHighest Poor Incomes: 505thBest Weather: 599thSmartest Citizens: 633rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 875thMost Advanced Public Transport: 878thMost Efficient Economies: 920thLargest Agricultural Sector: 922ndSafest: 1,053rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,127thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,127thHighest Average Incomes: 1,736thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,836thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,506thHighest Economic Output: 3,762ndMost Influential: 3,889thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,928thMost Cultured: 6,399thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,773rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,316thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,836thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,894thMost Pacifist: 8,258thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 12,892ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,331stMost Authoritarian: 14,097thMost Stationary: 15,549thMost Income Equality: 17,898th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 14th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 15th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 16th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 17th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 18th in the regionBest Weather: 21st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 24th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 26th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 29th in the regionMost Influential: 30th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 35th in the regionSafest: 37th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 63rd in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 94th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 103rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 126th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 132nd in the regionMost Stationary: 156th in the regionMost Cultured: 159th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 164th in the regionMost Pacifist: 174th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 178th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 266th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 303rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 304th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 411th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 426th in the regionMost Income Equality: 458th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 647th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Aggro changed its national leader to "Bhikkhu Manzil".
  • : Aggro changed its national leader to "Bhikkhu Ahmad Tariq Manzil".
  • : Following new legislation in Aggro, calling dibs is an unalienable right.
  • : Following new legislation in Aggro, kids' party bags often contain candy and e-cigarettes.
  • : Following new legislation in Aggro, therapists dispense hugs for heroin dealers and cuddles for crackheads.
  • : Following new legislation in Aggro, endangered species face obesity instead of extinction.
  • : Following new legislation in Aggro, elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation.
  • : Aggro endorsed The Confederacy of Isles of Govia.
  • : Aggro was endorsed by The Confederacy of Isles of Govia.
  • : Following new legislation in Aggro, children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary.

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