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The Jingoistic States of Averhooy

“Mission Accomplished”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Realm of the Whispering Winds

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Averhooy

Population3.468 billion

FaithSatanism

Currencybitcoin
Animaldragon

The Jingoistic States of Averhooy is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its public floggings, otherworldly petting zoo, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 3.468 billion Averhooyians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry, Education, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while International Aid and Public Transport are ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 40.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Averhooyian economy, worth 448 trillion bitcoins a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 129,387 bitcoins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 369,389 per year while the poor average 36,119, a ratio of 10.2 to 1.

Gigantic marble churches take up almost half the land area of small villages, street preachers sell salvation with a side order of shame on every corner, the roar of the Niagara 3000 mega-loo can be heard several blocks away, and conscripts often volunteer for a second tour of duty so they can get a ticket to next year's Army Revue. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem. Averhooy's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Satanism.

Averhooy is ranked 54,774th in the world and 26th in Realm of the Whispering Winds for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 3,537.41 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Top
1%
Most Armed: 1,937thTop
5%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,357thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,039thRudest Citizens: 6,784thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,817thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,544thLargest Black Market: 7,727thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,572ndTop
10%
Highest Disposable Incomes: 11,670thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,705thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,408thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,903rdMost Rebellious Youth: 16,066thMost Avoided: 16,281stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 17,352ndMost Efficient Economies: 18,237thHighest Average Incomes: 19,331stHighest Crime Rates: 21,474thMost Cultured: 22,335th
Top
1%
Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionTop
5%
Most Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionTop
10%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionNudest: 10th in the regionMost Cultured: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Averhooy was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Following new legislation in Averhooy, conscripts often volunteer for a second tour of duty so they can get a ticket to next year's Army Revue.
  • : Following new legislation in Averhooy, the roar of the Niagara 3000 mega-loo can be heard several blocks away.
  • : Averhooy was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Averhooy was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured and Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Averhooy, street preachers sell salvation with a side order of shame on every corner.
  • : Following new legislation in Averhooy, gigantic marble churches take up almost half the land area of small villages.
  • : Following new legislation in Averhooy, insanely good theatre productions face government censorship.
  • : Following new legislation in Averhooy, the government is funneling billions into Cape Averhooy following the shuttle crash.
  • : Following new legislation in Averhooy, proper policy proposals prerequire professional peer-reviewed papers.

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