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The Shizhu State of Aglrinia Aglrinia was Condemned by Security Council Resolution # 113

“Zǔgu, cng dhǎi do dhǎi.”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Diplomat

Location: Audax

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The Shizhu State of Aglrinia is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Prime Minister Rici with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 10.863 billion Aglrinians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and Education. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Taipore. The average income tax rate is 96%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry.

The alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, traffic jams are a common sight due to construction work from a massive overhaul of the nation's freeways, military service is compulsory, and the ABI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aglrinia's national animal is the Maned Wolf, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, its national religion is Zoroastrianism, and its currency is the Cranslou.

Aglrinia is ranked 15th in Audax and 25,644th in the world for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 20 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 9 hours ago

  • 5 days ago: Aglrinia changed its national leader to "Prime Minister Rici".
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Aglrinia, the ABI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Aglrinia, military service is compulsory.
  • 6 days ago: Aglrinia lodged a message on the Audax Regional Message Board.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Aglrinia, traffic jams are a common sight due to construction work from a massive overhaul of the nation's freeways.
  • 7 days ago: Aglrinia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Defense Forces (last census: Top 5%).
  • 7 days ago: Aglrinia changed its national leader to "Nikolai Rodionov".
  • 11 days ago: Aglrinia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Healthiest Citizens.
  • 12 days ago: Aglrinia changed its national animal to "Maned Wolf".
  • 12 days ago: Aglrinia was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Corporate Police State".

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