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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: Nipper

Location: Osiris

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Aki Zeta

Population30.771 billion

CapitalMyrtle Beach
LeaderSid Meier
Faithsecular humanism

Currencygold coin
Animalwhale

The All-Devouring Kraken of Aki Zeta is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Sid Meier with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, hatred of cheese, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 30.771 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, although Education is also considered important, while Law & Order and Defense aren't funded at all. 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 7,058 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 229,380 gold coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries, street preachers sell salvation with a side order of shame on every corner, dentists routinely perform open heart surgery, and hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have. 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 25,254th in the world and 1,088th in Osiris for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 4,749.14 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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1%
Largest Publishing Industry: 7thHighest Crime Rates: 19thMost Armed: 27thMost Rebellious Youth: 49thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 76thMost Cultured: 229thMost Efficient Economies: 276thSmartest Citizens: 447thMost Beautiful Environments: 507thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 733rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 846thHighest Economic Output: 928thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,270thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,470thBest Weather: 1,610thHighest Drug Use: 1,643rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,695thLargest Populations: 1,854thTop
5%
Rudest Citizens: 2,237thLargest Black Market: 2,450thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,509thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,883rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,030thMost Devout: 3,081stHighest Average Incomes: 4,328thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,913thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,135thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,990thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,784thNudest: 8,662ndTop
10%
Most Politically Free: 10,996thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 11,057thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,413thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,209th
Top
1%
Most Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 16th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 27th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 30th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 45th in the regionLargest Populations: 50th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 59th in the regionBest Weather: 62nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 62nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 74th in the regionTop
5%
Most Subsidized Industry: 84th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 102nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 115th in the regionMost Politically Free: 120th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 131st in the regionLargest Black Market: 134th in the regionMost Devout: 153rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 180th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 209th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 257th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 291st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 298th in the regionNudest: 336th in the regionTop
10%
Most Advanced Public Education: 576th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 628th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Aki Zeta was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Aki Zeta was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Aki Zeta's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Aki Zeta was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Aki Zeta was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Aki Zeta was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Aki Zeta's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Aki Zeta was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry and Rudest Citizens.
  • : Aki Zeta was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Aki Zeta was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights and Most Politically Free and the Top 10% for Most Developed.

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