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The Aeonian Citadel of Darakin

“Nukes can't stop us, but a giant foot is another story”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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Darakin

Population33.795 billion

CapitalDarakin Citadel
LeaderAshton Q Westchester III

Currencyshmingel
Animalpuma

The Aeonian Citadel of Darakin is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Ashton Q Westchester III with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, hatred of cheese, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 33.795 billion Darakini love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Darakin Citadel. The average income tax rate is 7.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Darakini economy, worth 141 trillion shmingels a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 4,200 shmingels, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Third world countries are rich in "I Love Darakin Citadel" t-shirts, textbooks are exactly twice as heavy as they used to be, NPCs in MMORPGs regularly interrupt cutscenes with OOC reminders that they aren't real people, and Viagra factories are being converted to producing antimalarials for Bigtopian orphans. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Darakin's national animal is the puma, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Darakin is ranked 223,020th in the world and 8,448th in the South Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -15.81 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most Stationary: 381stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 442ndMost Influential: 645thLargest Populations: 1,260thMost Pacifist: 1,765thBest Weather: 1,817thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,869thNicest Citizens: 2,060thTop
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Safest: 2,414thMost Devout: 2,835thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,212thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,646thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,709thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,251stHealthiest Citizens: 4,393rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,835thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,331stLowest Crime Rates: 10,131stLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,149thMost Cultured: 10,200thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 11,150thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 13,920thSmartest Citizens: 15,601stMost Inclusive: 18,204thMost Income Equality: 22,429th
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Most Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 11th in the regionMost Influential: 55th in the regionMost Pacifist: 59th in the regionBest Weather: 61st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 64th in the regionMost Devout: 66th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 71st in the regionNicest Citizens: 73rd in the regionSafest: 77th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 85th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 109th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 118th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 138th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 142nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 146th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 189th in the regionMost Cultured: 288th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 295th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 407th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 446th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 479th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 497th in the regionMost Inclusive: 664th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 275 » Fudgetopia, Kiasu-ism, Bergenu, Curlyhoward, Emiton, Soem, Chubrubs, Theorin, The Two Jerseys, Drystar, Tsunamy, Sanden, Drugged Monkeys, Lioniel, Seliyan progressive Islands, Great Scapula, The United Expanse, Pamela And Hepatitis, Japanese Federal Republic, Farengeto, Kringalia, Sandaoguo, Belschaft, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Sedunn, FreeFishers, Kholdan, Pax Dracon, Luddinlande, Center Lisle, Transtemporal Shifts, The Solar System Scope, Three Rivia Levr, Techganet, Erinor, PEPEP, Qvait, Madhonia, Dankstergrad, GI-Land, Auphelia, Cypheri, Oxsania, Moreana, Noire Denholm, Mantas Meow, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Si-topia, Linguiniland, Centristvill, and 225 others.Nova Montron, Abarri, Jehenna, Aidenfieeld, Nowa Europa, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Tsvetania, Hanguk-Nippon, Rebel-topia, Bod Wareenaland, Trelatche, Ridehale, Yellunstryer, Utondara, Poopisiya, Wese Zippopiteradgil, Southern Numenor, City States Nation, Prefesia, RestartAll, St Oaks, Aywhyou, Sthalrim, Barabarom, The naked people, Angevin Britannia, Spazzhole, Ancient Slobovia, Vos Dothrak, Walloonia, Havenfell, Avalonica, Antarctic Empires, Escevola, North Kanuckistan, Enplatia, Volaworand, Sagada, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Saciu, New Briantown, Calistan, Great Andora, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Isokenzar, Silberne Wache, Aguatania, USNE2018, Cuuldere, Whimichy, Kandorith, Direwolf1, Crystal Creation, Xandev, Herbert Island, Stoniamera, Land Without Shrimp, The Filippinas, Wehraboos, Blaash, Dasko, Los Lonley Boys, Maeiland, PenguinPies, Amerion, Aurcania, Zaelith, Jennaterra, Bear Connors Paradiso, Oreo States, Imperial Duck, Omiri, Mapico, Empa Aserium, Noveos, The Tecorogan Federation, Kovish, Potion Seller, Hesrova, The Bereans, HUElavia, Astraee, Yeldarbsland, Bumblegaria, Baltenlands, Substitute name, Nueva Alta California, Bleakfoot, Marstella, Greater Hyrulang, Gentea, New Marinia, Corgitopiaa, Tiransia, Fasire, Salguod, Rad Asia, Santa Ofelia, Novaexus, Steampunk Engineers, Tioloman, Bawkie, Terran Draconia, Rly8h, Iym Winterless, Ockhamista, Farelonia, The Bay, Ebonhand, United Great Holy Empire, West Pastafaria, Holy Free, InnWorm, Anserisa, Shefino, Ralphburg, Barokah, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Sumalyo, Grand Kingdom of Zilean Empire, Sau Man Frescher, The Worst army of, Weburya, Dukin Donuts, ChickenDome, Kaz Katiestan, Quh, Kervanosia, Elan Sleazebaganno, Jimburna, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, Compli, Marinho Islands, Dis7Nation, Andinla, Maximvs Tarvgvs Rex, Moonshining, Markla, Gonrati, Alaninia, Dirkistan, Royaltica, Roleca, Laamiva, Erfton, South Western Korea, LadyRebels, The White Raj, Kroumos, Vega Naothia, Efferalt, West Fallows, Well F, Aschenburg, Trepsit, The Drakan Republic, Odesseen, Eddonia, Valdutz, Idiono, Kedjens, Midand, Concrete Slab, NDG, Myness, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Catillos, Alfama, Changolandia, The Plebeian States, House Ahsanul, Jazzfrezia, Bohenia, Delian Gol, Merevane, Philippinia, New Juan Carlos Land, Tepertopia, Hakk Fiss, Brunier, Qawe, Kafeine, Purple Hyacinth, Phanama, Kricivk, Sam Best, Azethian, Canmore, Bartonia Nova, SteamPunk Squirrels, Venestralia, The land of Hades, Laurus Altat, Brethonica, Ovkianos, Drazilazi, Kaoia, Klobitien, Ofaria, Ubu Mimoki, Netont, United Crumburrtha Federation, Sorinalia, Novum Sina, Peskorea, Seythennia, Eareamland, Rabbitz, Zuleit, Steviland, Vanbella, Integria, Eskvenn, Ostanasia, Myhomecountry, Democratic Republic of Sao Paulo, Myosocore, Ferrhibium, Esfalsa, Storalia, and WI SD EA D.

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