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The Twin-Emirate of Ares-y-Penthesilea

“Educationis Disciplina”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Esportiva

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The Twin-Emirate of Ares-y-Penthesilea is a colossal, safe nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service. The hard-nosed population of 5.724 billion Academians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government -- a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass -- juggles the competing demands of Social Welfare, Defence, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 41%, but much higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Soda Sales.

Voting is compulsory, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, and military spending is on the increase. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ares-y-Penthesilea's national animal is the Minotaur, and its currency is the Hephaestus.

Ares-y-Penthesilea is ranked 60th in Esportiva and 64,727th in the world for Rudest Citizens, with -11.5 Insults Per Minute (net).

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