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The All-Devouring Kraken of Aki Zeta

“NONNY's little sister.” Sid Meier

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Frightening
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Corrupted

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: Balder

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Aki Zeta

Population29.045 billion

CapitalMyrtle Beach
LeaderSid Meier
Faithsecular humanism

Currencygold coin
Animalwhale

The All-Devouring Kraken of Aki Zeta is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Sid Meier with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 29.045 billion Telepaths hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Industry, with Education also on the agenda, while Law & Order and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Myrtle Beach. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Aki Zetan economy, worth a remarkable 6,637 trillion gold coins a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Gambling. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 228,533 gold coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

The Ministry of Health has reported a sharp increase in the incidence of delayed menopause, the police are destroying all photographic evidence of their own existence, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming, and the "feminist protest" defence is increasingly common for cases of armed robbery. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Aki Zeta's national animal is the whale, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is secular humanism.

Aki Zeta is ranked 155,695th in the world and 6,098th in Balder for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring -37.38 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 7thHighest Crime Rates: 19thMost Armed: 23rdMost Rebellious Youth: 48thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 70thMost Cultured: 199thMost Developed: 353rdSmartest Citizens: 387thLongest Average Lifespans: 417thMost Beautiful Environments: 452ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 717thMost Cheerful Citizens: 813thHighest Economic Output: 864thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,233rdLargest Gambling Industry: 1,345thBest Weather: 1,528thLargest Black Market: 1,553rdTop
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Highest Drug Use: 1,579thHealthiest Citizens: 1,602ndLargest Populations: 1,914thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,973rdRudest Citizens: 2,052ndMost Efficient Economies: 2,128thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,666thMost Devout: 2,956thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,965thHighest Average Incomes: 3,833rdHighest Poor Incomes: 4,770thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5,064thMost Politically Free: 5,135thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,532ndNudest: 6,178thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,609thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,186thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,708thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,050th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 20th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 29th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 31st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 42nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 47th in the regionBest Weather: 49th in the regionLargest Populations: 51st in the regionMost Politically Free: 51st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 56th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 56th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 63rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 72nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 77th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 78th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 88th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 109th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 117th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 151st in the regionMost Devout: 154th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 216th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 229th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 306th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 323rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 463rd in the regionMost Extreme: 554th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 573rd in the region

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