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The Kingdom of Archonial

“Pro Populo et Imperium”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: South Pacific

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Archonial

Population788 million

CapitalAvery
LeaderMarc II

CurrencyAuren
AnimalDragon

The Kingdom of Archonial is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Marc II with an iron fist, and remarkable for its enslaved workforce, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 788 million Archonialians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare are also considered important, while International Aid isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Avery. The average income tax rate is 66.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Archonialian economy, worth 94.1 trillion Aurens a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 119,445 Aurens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

A ban on robots in disguise has transformed the entertainment industry, a primitive society is being eroded as its youth flock to the modern world, justice is available only to those who can afford its price tag, and the family summer vacation has become a thing of the past following the introduction of the year-round school year. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Archonial's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Archonial is ranked 102,359th in the world and 115th in South Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 247 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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5%
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 5,581stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,780thMost Devout: 11,233rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,891stTop
10%
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 15,257thBest Weather: 17,403rdHealthiest Citizens: 18,248thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,375thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,534thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,770thMost Patriotic: 19,795thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,889thMost Corrupt Governments: 19,915thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,191stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,796thLowest Crime Rates: 24,208thLargest Information Technology Sector: 24,380thMost Beautiful Environments: 24,493rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 25,735thHighest Poor Incomes: 26,451stHighest Average Incomes: 26,480th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Patriotic: 13th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 13th in the regionMost Devout: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Archonial was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Archonial, the family summer vacation has become a thing of the past following the introduction of the year-round school year.
  • : Following new legislation in Archonial, justice is available only to those who can afford its price tag.
  • : Following new legislation in Archonial, a primitive society is being eroded as its youth flock to the modern world.
  • : Following new legislation in Archonial, a ban on robots in disguise has transformed the entertainment industry.
  • : Archonial changed its national leader to "Marc II".
  • : Following new legislation in Archonial, Marc II has been known to threaten dissenting citizens with a machine gun at press conferences.
  • : Archonial published "Monarchy Return!" (Bulletin: News).
  • : Archonial changed its national motto to "Pro Populo et Imperium" and its nation type to "Kingdom".
  • : Archonial altered its national flag.

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