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The Empire of Apermania

“God Is With Us” Kaiser Ludwig I

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: Confederation of Corrupt Dictators

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Apermania

Population6.568 billion

CapitalLudwigsburg
LeaderKaiser Ludwig I
FaithBible Believing Christianity

CurrencyImperial Mark
AnimalEagle

The Empire of Apermania is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Kaiser Ludwig I with an iron fist, and notable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, triple-decker prams, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.568 billion Apermanians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ludwigsburg. The average income tax rate is 70.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Apermanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,064 trillion Imperial Marks a year, is mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Uranium Mining, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 162,062 Imperial Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

A man's 250 square-foot apartment is his castle, the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion, the nation's prisons are touted as the best weight loss programs money can't buy, and organ donation rates have hit a new low. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Apermania's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Bible Believing Christianity.

Apermania is ranked 221,131st in the world and 339th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -19.9 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Top
1%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,425thMost Devout: 1,505thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,873rdTop
5%
Largest Insurance Industry: 2,502ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,786thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,092ndMost Influential: 3,613thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,961stLargest Black Market: 4,505thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,148thMost Avoided: 7,562ndHighest Poor Incomes: 7,839thLargest Mining Sector: 8,429thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,306thLowest Crime Rates: 11,038thHighest Average Incomes: 11,141stTop
10%
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,100thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,003rdMost Authoritarian: 14,955thLargest Governments: 15,592ndMost Efficient Economies: 15,768thHighest Economic Output: 16,013thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,672ndMost Developed: 18,195thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,213thLongest Average Lifespans: 22,007th
Top
5%
Most Devout: 12th in the regionTop
10%
Most Stationary: 20th in the regionMost Influential: 27th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 29th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 31st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 33rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Apermania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Apermania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates and the Top 10% for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Apermania was endorsed by The Armed Republic of New Sparta Ascendancy.
  • : Apermania voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Syria".
  • : Apermania voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Pedagogical Freedom".
  • : Apermania endorsed The Dungeons of YoKrToN.
  • : Apermania changed its national currency to "Imperial Mark".
  • : Following new legislation in Apermania, organ donation rates have hit a new low.
  • : Following new legislation in Apermania, the nation's prisons are touted as the best weight loss programs money can't buy.
  • : Following new legislation in Apermania, the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 7 » Panthera Order, West Heisen, Depackya, ShrewLlamaLand, The Yeetusa, YoKrToN, and New Sparta Ascendancy.

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