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The Free Land of Aooa

“Live Free”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population1.251 billion

LeaderLei Ríos


The Free Land of Aooa is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Lei Ríos with an even hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 1.251 billion Aooans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fortuna. The average income tax rate is 74.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Aooan economy, worth 124 trillion Chits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 99,583 Chits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Populations of two-headed Bats have been found around recently-uncovered archaeological sites, religious households enthusiastically use whips in private, criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat, and the government recently relinquished its monopoly on the mail service. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aooa's national animal is the Bat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Aooa is ranked 24,216th in the world and 1,153rd in The North Pacific for Most Cultured, scoring 79 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 558thMost Influential: 1,304thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 3,435thSafest: 4,663rdMost Pacifist: 4,675thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,766thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,342ndNicest Citizens: 6,205thMost Inclusive: 6,445thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,960thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 10,633rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,663rdLongest Average Lifespans: 12,987thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,466thBest Weather: 13,780thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,140thMost Secular: 15,624thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,707thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,373rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,475th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 168th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 183rd in the regionSafest: 253rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 272nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 320th in the regionNicest Citizens: 352nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 388th in the regionMost Inclusive: 405th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 514th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 547th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 562nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 579th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 640th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 674th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 711th in the regionBest Weather: 726th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 752nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 761st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 773rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 790th in the regionMost Secular: 805th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 846th in the regionMost Average: 858th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 871st in the region

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