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The Eternal Empire of Ardretia

“Offer Your Hearts”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population1.798 billion

LeaderEren Yeager


The Eternal Empire of Ardretia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Eren Yeager with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and vat-grown people. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 1.798 billion Ardretians 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eldia. The average income tax rate is 98.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Ardretian economy, worth 290 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 161,634 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside, stone wrist watches that weigh 20lb are the latest trend, imprisonment is the leading cause of disownment, and beaches are empty as the shark population multiplies exponentially. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ardretia's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Yeagerism.

Ardretia is ranked 1,462nd in the world and 83rd in The North Pacific for Lowest Crime Rates, with 144.11 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 653rdMost Secular: 820thMost Influential: 1,024thLowest Crime Rates: 1,462ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,761stTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,576thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,659thMost Developed: 2,682ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,231stLongest Average Lifespans: 3,262ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,367thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,391stLargest Governments: 3,691stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,699thMost Authoritarian: 3,994thHealthiest Citizens: 4,141stMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,271stHighest Poor Incomes: 4,297thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,384thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,501stSmartest Citizens: 4,593rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,871stMost Corrupt Governments: 6,092ndBest Weather: 6,400thSafest: 7,544thMost Pacifist: 7,874thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,232ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,986thMost Conservative: 9,132ndMost Cultured: 10,672ndHighest Average Incomes: 11,903rdMost Inclusive: 12,008thTop
Most Income Equality: 12,842ndMost Efficient Economies: 16,356thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,589thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,409thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,576thMost Extreme: 17,899th
Most Secular: 46th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 80th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 83rd in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 138th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 142nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 147th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 147th in the regionMost Developed: 166th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 169th in the regionMost Extreme: 190th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 191st in the regionLargest Governments: 199th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 200th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 201st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 224th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 251st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 253rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 257th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 258th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 259th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 295th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 330th in the regionBest Weather: 375th in the regionMost Influential: 385th in the regionMost Conservative: 427th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 429th in the regionSafest: 432nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 446th in the regionMost Pacifist: 451st in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 511th in the regionMost Cultured: 541st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 564th in the regionMost Income Equality: 588th in the regionMost Inclusive: 716th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 814th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 852nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 874th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ardretia, beaches are empty as the shark population multiplies exponentially.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardretia, imprisonment is the leading cause of disownment.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardretia, stone wrist watches that weigh 20lb are the latest trend.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardretia, failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardretia, a child's only Trickster Night scare is the sight of their parents dancing.
  • : Ardretia was endorsed by The BETTER THAN U AND U KNOW IT of ROM.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardretia, creating cardboard imitations of missiles is a new top-secret military project.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardretia, would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here".
  • : Following new legislation in Ardretia, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardretia, war vets look after war animals.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 246 » Shibutani, Daiz, Hamerica, Kragsgale, Newpromisedland, Guer Aike, Highton Islands, The Rhein States, Yaorozu, Koda-Land, Territorio di Nessuno, WeKnow, New Lakemba, Amerian States, Brucklania, The Tampa Bay Rays, Lux Conos, Zzozona, Omnistria, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Xipher, Great Bights Mum, Xagill, Dar es Saalam, Corfad, Dreadton, Wineclaw, Sundred, Siwale, El Fiji Grande, Frances Francis the First of France, Empy, The Calabash Protectorate, Dabarastan, Sikol, Simone Republic, Notyoutopia, 1 very fast endotarter, Illusia and Neverendia, United Kahndaq, Kranostav, Ethnon, Interdimensional Zone, North Bratislava, Pallaith, Malta Comino Gozo, Prydania, Solskjar, Sil Dorsett, Xyrron, and 196 others.Seanat, Yokciq Empire, Moubarakistan, Zokk, Clan Spaniel, Napnomadia, Godwanna, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Ravendi, Votak Matim, Libertania Democratica, Maott, Sunto, Heilhum Imperius, Selfgradatude, Orado, Vincone Cae, Runeda, The Iron Lions, Draconian Progression, McMasterdonia, Harjad, Eywaan, Havonosa, Hardscrabble, Aerilia, Visse, Chukstik Illahi, East Supple Lund, Ver Testua, Multius, Cretox State, Morover, Unsophisticate, Karakalpak Republic, Dakota Territories, Orogonia, Dangine, PotatoFarmers, Termathe, Advancia-Sizzletown, Necromonia, Holy Oranz, Loutsland, TLTland, Shadowrik, Outer Shenendoah, Valentine Z, Yalkan, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Arimbia, Old Emporia, The Austro Germanic Union, Chips and Guac, Lulubellia, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Merconitonitopia, A Salmon Named Harold, Republica Guilleana, Wilkshire, Zeternia, Madjack, Viridiann, Joodey, The Endless Eventide, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, East Akra, Former English Colony, Pytong, Seenvorland, Batatoland Empire, Ozstan, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, Venicea, Trooporia, Vivanco, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, The Stratosphere Islands, PEG, Pasargad, Imperial Pieserged, The Pantheons, Ellbonnia, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Sevinland, Free Atlantis, Khoik, Kristalmaan, The Serdey Islands, Odelinor, Slyakanya, Barabolia, Strongwill, Nodnarb, Obelias, Yellops, The Jerichowan Country, Tir na Saoirse Alainn, Climeria, Hewani, Arson pog, Gendirt, Seijitsu, New Michag, Blyskalia, Port Naga, Star Kingdom, Darkmondoria, Galbadiana, Svenskskit, His Enduring Majesty, Bharathvarsh, Wisconsota, RetroBeaners, Xentherida, The Republic of Free Peoples, Planes, Zyvetskistaahn, Muqatil, Super Girl, The Mazur Empire, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Glurponia, Volstokn, Vesteysia, Kromi, Aoncarpa, Francois Isidore, Pleroma Sans Romans, Alorca, Valgarda, Figyjharli, Zemnaya Svoboda, Gondwanaia, Tyirza, Iberia y las Colonias, Wapistan, Sanjurika, Trumpski, Svenskan, Travislavania, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Shotokonia, Shahrukh, Tringapore, BTProductions, Galaician Empire, Aryan Homeland, TyGerria, Steampunk Ariel, ForestMythal, Korean-Joseon, Qurtuba, Jaxikistan, Mon Island, New Celoveniortan, Cajland, Allevania, Tsandonown, Kinitopia, Defense For The World Assembly, Centrialand, Britle, Ootasa, Libvillia, Imperial Sers, Greater Ale Permars, Ariele, Intion North, Gafflebag, Card Kingdom, Eternal Dominion, Boston Castle, Kastonvia, Apollo Park, Mazdia, Sopernia, Bearical, Nova Arcania, Drueste, Fizban, Unshleepd, Erowo, United Capitalist Provinces, Sahriastan, Lionia, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, Capablanca, Tibus Heth, Tepe, Gawdzendia, Singamadri, and ROM.

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