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The People's Republic of Aryax

“Ⱁⰴⰹⱀ Ⱀⰰⱃⱁⰴ, Ⱁⰴⱀⰰ Ⱂⰰⱃⱅⰹⱑ, Ⱁⰴⱀⰰ Ⱌⰵⰾⱐ”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: 10000 Islands

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Population9.422 billion

LeaderStanislav Tyrankov


The People's Republic of Aryax is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Stanislav Tyrankov with an iron fist, and renowned for its avowedly heterosexual populace, anti-smoking policies, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, cheerful population of 9.422 billion Aryaxians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arkanoviverna. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Aryaxian economy, worth a remarkable 3,374 trillion units a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 358,167 units, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Almost all of the nation's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices, new pilots are regularly reminded that they are more expendable than their planes, the nation's soldiers are considered the best-dressed in 10000 Islands, and requests to "pass the salt" are supported by tank divisions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aryax's national animal is the orca, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Aryax is ranked 183,397th in the world and 491st in 10000 Islands for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 54.64 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most Extreme: 1stMost Patriotic: 74thMost Authoritarian: 147thLowest Crime Rates: 162ndMost Conservative: 231stHighest Poor Incomes: 334thMost Cheerful Citizens: 355thHighest Average Tax Rates: 362ndMost Income Equality: 386thMost Developed: 422ndLongest Average Lifespans: 444thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 465thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 479thLargest Governments: 500thMost Secular: 507thHealthiest Citizens: 615thMost Efficient Economies: 731stSmartest Citizens: 878thMost Corrupt Governments: 966thBest Weather: 1,123rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,400thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,502ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,565thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,779thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,877thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,985thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,036thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,239thTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,415thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,662ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,721stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,936thSafest: 4,158thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,289thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,391stNicest Citizens: 5,424thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,923rdHighest Economic Output: 6,047thMost Cultured: 6,275thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,346thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,658thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,829thHighest Food Quality: 7,440thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,791stLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,945thTop
Most Influential: 17,009thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,846thMost Stationary: 20,147thLargest Mining Sector: 21,076thLargest Retail Industry: 27,354th
Most Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 2nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionMost Secular: 14th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 21st in the regionBest Weather: 21st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 23rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 23rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 25th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 30th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 38th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 38th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 40th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 44th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 48th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 53rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 65th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 71st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 72nd in the regionSafest: 79th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 84th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aryax, requests to "pass the salt" are supported by tank divisions.
  • : Following new legislation in Aryax, the nation's soldiers are considered the best-dressed in 10000 Islands.
  • : Following new legislation in Aryax, new pilots are regularly reminded that they are more expendable than their planes.
  • : Following new legislation in Aryax, almost all of the nation's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices.
  • : Following new legislation in Aryax, Aryax successfully hosted the 10000 Islands Olympics.
  • : Following new legislation in Aryax, cows graze until the wolves come home.
  • : Following new legislation in Aryax, confused-looking pigeons slide gently off frictionless window ledges.
  • : Following new legislation in Aryax, in court almost every witness is a hostile witness.
  • : Following new legislation in Aryax, the people are famous throughout the region for their perfect yellow teeth.
  • : Following new legislation in Aryax, doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion.