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The Empire of Atain

“Atain Above All!”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The North Pacific

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Atain

Population7.542 billion

CapitalEagleton
LeaderThe President

CurrencyReam
AnimalEagle

The Empire of Atain is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by The President with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, unlimited-speed roads, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 7.542 billion Atainians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eagleton. The average income tax rate is 1.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Atainian economy, worth a remarkable 2,064 trillion Reams a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 273,715 Reams, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity, conscripts often volunteer for a second tour of duty so they can get a ticket to next year's Army Revue, and Atainian athletes are close to breaking the 2 minute mile and the 16 meter long jump. Crime is totally unknown. Atain's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Atain is ranked 59,389th in the world and 3,054th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 1,734.4 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 114thMost Influential: 256thRudest Citizens: 502ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 615thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 778thHighest Disposable Incomes: 855thLargest Retail Industry: 922ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,036thMost Avoided: 1,328thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,429thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,608thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,729thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,787thHighest Average Incomes: 2,196thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,318thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,386thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,895thSmartest Citizens: 3,068thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,309thHealthiest Citizens: 3,711thLargest Mining Sector: 3,725thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,933rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,210thMost Armed: 4,477thMost Efficient Economies: 4,786thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,886thHighest Economic Output: 5,761stLargest Publishing Industry: 6,649thMost Secular: 6,964thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,547thLargest Black Market: 7,565thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 7,765thHighest Drug Use: 12,312thLargest Governments: 13,890th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionRudest Citizens: 33rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 35th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 37th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 42nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 47th in the regionMost Avoided: 47th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 56th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 61st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 67th in the regionMost Influential: 71st in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 89th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 91st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 91st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 94th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 100th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 111th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 114th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 128th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 133rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 149th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 170th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 170th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 172nd in the regionMost Armed: 177th in the regionLargest Black Market: 216th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 223rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 282nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 284th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 303rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 337th in the regionMost Secular: 360th in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 463rd in the regionLargest Populations: 531st in the regionMost Stationary: 641st in the regionLargest Governments: 689th in the region

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