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The Shakugan of Ariusgrad

“Pinagpala ang bayan na ang Diyos ay ang Panginoon”

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

Regional Influence: Power

Location: Philippines



Population22.19 billion

LeaderArius of Alexandria


The Shakugan of Ariusgrad is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Arius of Alexandria with an even hand, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, anti-smoking policies, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 22.19 billion Arians 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 enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ariusburg. The average income tax rate is 98.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Ariusgradian economy, worth a remarkable 3,654 trillion denarii a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 164,697 denarii, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year, mandatory state-funded classes teach Libertarianism, a popular saying is "a chicken for every pot and an abortion clinic on every street", and internet trolls are considered valiant supporters of the right to free speech. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ariusgrad's national animal is the kraken, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

Ariusgrad is ranked 1,115th in the world and 2nd in Philippines for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 7,998.28 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,039thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,115thMost Stationary: 1,346thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,391stMost Subsidized Industry: 1,445thBest Weather: 1,654thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,713thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,717thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,972ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,982ndMost Advanced Public Education: 2,100thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,103rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,111thLargest Governments: 2,194thMost Influential: 2,201stLowest Crime Rates: 2,316thTop
Most Developed: 2,600thHealthiest Citizens: 2,663rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,792ndMost Efficient Economies: 2,989thMost Cultured: 3,179thHighest Economic Output: 3,416thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,433rdSmartest Citizens: 4,718thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,595thLargest Populations: 5,607thMost Devout: 5,960thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,401stNicest Citizens: 6,594thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,242ndLargest Publishing Industry: 8,828thMost Inclusive: 8,968thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,081stSafest: 9,165thMost Pacifist: 9,650thHighest Average Incomes: 11,272ndMost Corrupt Governments: 11,429thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,464thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 18,754thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,942nd
Most Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the region

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