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The Aeonian Citadel of Darakin

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

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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Darakin

Population33.332 billion

CapitalDarakin Citadel
LeaderAshton Q Westchester III

Currencyshmingel
Animalpuma

The Aeonian Citadel of Darakin is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Ashton Q Westchester III with a fair hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, national health service, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 33.332 billion Darakini are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

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 7.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Darakini economy, worth 137 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 4,129 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 206,356th in the world and 8,240th in the South Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -29.36 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most Stationary: 405thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 414thMost Influential: 567thLargest Populations: 1,259thMost Pacifist: 1,763rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,845thBest Weather: 1,927thNicest Citizens: 2,050thTop
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Safest: 2,494thMost Devout: 2,782ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,346thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,756thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,870thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,109thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,453rdHealthiest Citizens: 4,464thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,874thMost Cultured: 10,179thLowest Crime Rates: 10,261stTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 12,075thLeast Corrupt Governments: 12,309thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,765thSmartest Citizens: 15,761stMost Inclusive: 18,137th
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Most Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 46th in the regionMost Pacifist: 55th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 64th in the regionBest Weather: 65th in the regionMost Devout: 66th in the regionNicest Citizens: 70th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 73rd in the regionSafest: 77th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 88th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 111th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 122nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 135th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 142nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 145th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 146th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 286th in the regionMost Cultured: 292nd in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 422nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 483rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 533rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 538th in the regionMost Inclusive: 661st in the region

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