“Unity Under the Sun”
|Category: Corrupt Dictatorship|
Regional Influence: Superpower
The Principality of Ahntong is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Prince Ahntong Torrathan-Janmaren with an iron fist, and notable for its hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 5.169 billion Ahntongians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Law & Order, although Environment, Defense, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Social Policy and Administration receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vijaya. The average income tax rate is 53.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The powerhouse Ahntongian economy, worth 229 trillion Purple Shells a year, is extremely specialized and solely comprised of the Arms Manufacturing industry. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 44,491 Purple Shells, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.
A government program is underway to revitalize Ahntong's beaches, houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries, the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes, and the mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Ahntong's national animal is the Golden Tiger, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Cult of Cruor and Daemus.
Most Recent Government Activity: 3 hours ago
- 1 day 13 hours ago: Ahntong fell out of the regional Top 5% for Most Beautiful Environments.
- 4 days ago: Ahntong's influence in Unknown rose from "Power" to "Superpower".
- 6 days ago: Ahntong's influence in Unknown fell from "Superpower" to "Power".
- 12 days ago: Ahntong was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
- 18 days ago: Ahntong was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
- 43 days ago: Ahntong lodged a message on the Unknown Regional Message Board.
- 44 days ago: Ahntong's influence in Unknown rose from "Power" to "Superpower".
- 45 days ago: Ahntong lodged a message on the Unknown Regional Message Board.
- 45 days ago: Ahntong's influence in Unknown fell from "Superpower" to "Power".
- 47 days ago: Ahntong lodged a message on the Unknown Regional Message Board.