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The Armed Corporations of Aurora Islands

“If you have money, nothing is impossible!”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Commonwealth of Liberty

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Aurora Islands

Population26.973 billion

CapitalAurora City
LeaderGeneral John Westmoreland

Currencygolden dollar
Animalgolden hummingbird

The Armed Corporations of Aurora Islands is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by General John Westmoreland with an even hand, and notable for its digital currency, unlimited-speed roads, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 26.973 billion Auroraians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aurora City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Auroraian economy, worth an astonishing 24,240 trillion golden dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Soda Sales. Average income is a breathtaking 898,706 golden dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 8,417,647 per year while the poor average 8,086, a ratio of 1,041 to 1.

The men in trenchcoats hanging around playgrounds are actually police officers, cooking with water and baking soda is considered patent infringement, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League, and credit scores fluctuate wildly with every change of government. Crime is totally unknown. Aurora Islands's national animal is the golden hummingbird, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Aurora Islands is ranked 205,542nd in the world and 232nd in Commonwealth of Liberty for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.43 Crimes Per Hour.

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Most Efficient Economies: 5thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7thMost Corrupt Governments: 13thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16thHighest Average Incomes: 19thRudest Citizens: 19thFattest Citizens: 25thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 26thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 27thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 30thLargest Retail Industry: 32ndHighest Economic Output: 39thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 44thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 46thMost Avoided: 48thLargest Insurance Industry: 49thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 50thMost Secular: 51stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 55thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 56thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 63rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 87thMost Armed: 97thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 106thLargest Mining Sector: 111thSmartest Citizens: 154thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 163rdLargest Gambling Industry: 163rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 180thLargest Governments: 199thLargest Information Technology Sector: 269thMost Subsidized Industry: 276thLargest Publishing Industry: 372ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 405thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,038thMost Cultured: 1,296thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,557thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,836thLowest Crime Rates: 2,036thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,539thLargest Populations: 3,022ndMost Influential: 5,040thLargest Black Market: 5,597thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,208thTop
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Most Stationary: 14,626thMost Pro-Market: 15,846thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,594thHighest Drug Use: 19,011th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 6th in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 14th in the regionMost Stationary: 16th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Black Market: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Islands, credit scores fluctuate wildly with every change of government.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Islands, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Islands, cooking with water and baking soda is considered patent infringement.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Islands, the men in trenchcoats hanging around playgrounds are actually police officers.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Islands, pawn shop reality shows dominate basic cable.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Islands, recognised healthcare professionals treat diabetes with a grain of sugar in a barrel of water.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Islands, pet owners must make a payment if their charges leave a deposit.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Islands, officer recruitment and police brutality have reached an all-time high.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Islands, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature'.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Islands, an increasing number of citizens believe the world is flat.

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