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The Free Land of Aooa

“Live Free”

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

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Osiris



Population2.95 billion

LeaderLei Ríos


The Free Land of Aooa is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Lei Ríos with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 2.95 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 75.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Aooan economy, worth 292 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 99,140 Chits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Religious households enthusiastically use whips in private, criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat, the government recently relinquished its monopoly on the mail service, and the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one. 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 182,633rd in the world and 6,502nd in Osiris for Fattest Citizens, with 7.22 Obesity Rate.

Least Corrupt Governments: 3,517thMost Pacifist: 4,164thSafest: 4,814thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,045thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,026thNicest Citizens: 6,854thMost Inclusive: 6,976thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,291stTop
Healthiest Citizens: 11,413thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,172ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,302ndBest Weather: 13,753rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,840thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,655thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,588thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,747thSmartest Citizens: 16,925thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,336thLowest Crime Rates: 17,630thMost Secular: 17,637thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,796thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,432ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,639thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,695th
Least Corrupt Governments: 178th in the regionMost Pacifist: 202nd in the regionSafest: 250th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 283rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 310th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 337th in the regionMost Inclusive: 343rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 343rd in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 609th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 691st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 702nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 755th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 757th in the regionBest Weather: 766th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aooa, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one.
  • : Aooa altered its national flag.
  • : Aooa was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Aooa was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Aooa was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Aooa was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs and Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Aooa's influence in Osiris rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Aooa was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Developed.
  • : Aooa was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector, Highest Poor Incomes, Largest Governments, and Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Aooa's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".


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