The Grand Empire of Aerion is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Padshah Empress Ameria Wasterin with an iron fist, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 24.441 billion Aerionians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Imperial City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 82.0%.
The powerhouse Aerionian economy, worth a remarkable 1,980 trillion Aerionian Gold Leaves a year, is highly specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is 81,048 Aerionian Gold Leaves, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 244,242 per year while the poor average 20,967, a ratio of 11.6 to 1.
Military spending is on the increase, "To Hell or to Marshland" is a common settler cry directed at native Brasilistanis, the government seizes all major gold finds, and the government is pouring funds into the nation's welfare system. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aerion's national animal is the Aerionian White Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Ancient Aerionian Religion.
Most Recent Government Activity: 15 days ago
- 9 days ago: Aerion was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather (last census: Top 1%).
- 28 days ago: Aerion's influence in Western Atlantic rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
- 31 days ago: Aerion fell out of the world Top 10% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
- 32 days ago: Aerion was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Police Ratios.
- 37 days ago: Aerion was reclassified from "Corporate Police State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
- 37 days ago: Following new legislation in Aerion, the government is pouring funds into the nation's welfare system.
- 37 days ago: Following new legislation in Aerion, the government seizes all major gold finds.
- 48 days ago: Aerion was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
- 49 days ago: Aerion was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
- 70 days ago: Aerion lodged a message on the Western Atlantic Regional Message Board.