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The Empire of Aria Heart

“What is now a dream, shall one day be reality” Empress Yuri

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The North Pacific

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Aria Heart

Population1.816 billion

CapitalEreve
LeaderEmpress Yuri
FaithYunoism

CurrencyLune
AnimalEagle

The Empire of Aria Heart is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Empress Yuri with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, complete lack of prisons, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.816 billion Arias are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Industry are also considered important, while International Aid and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ereve. The average income tax rate is 42.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Arian economy, worth 202 trillion Lunes a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 111,669 Lunes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture, most households' childcare costs are higher than their mortgage payments, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources, and colonial subjects have Arian culture shoved down their throats. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aria Heart's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Yunoism.

Aria Heart is ranked 44,479th in the world and 1,359th in The North Pacific for Most Stationary, with 317.252053903 Days.

Top
5%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,541stLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,193rdTop
10%
Most Influential: 11,988thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,467thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,807thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,809thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,941stMost Secular: 13,093rdMost Corrupt Governments: 16,424thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,546thLargest Black Market: 17,640thMost Authoritarian: 18,419thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,683rd
Top
5%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 307th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 353rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 459th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 471st in the regionTop
10%
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 531st in the regionLargest Black Market: 604th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 667th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 680th in the regionMost Secular: 707th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 848th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 938th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aria Heart, colonial subjects have Arian culture shoved down their throats.
  • : Aria Heart was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Aria Heart was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Aria Heart was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Aria Heart, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources.
  • : Following new legislation in Aria Heart, most households' childcare costs are higher than their mortgage payments.
  • : Aria Heart was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes and Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Aria Heart was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Aria Heart was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Aria Heart was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.

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