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The Empire of Ater Nox

“Post hoc ergo propter hoc”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: 10000 Islands

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The Empire of Ater Nox is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Emperor Nox with an iron fist, and renowned for its irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cynical population of 6.702 billion Aterians 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ateria City. The average income tax rate is 100%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

Unstable couples are known to break up over which one gets parental leave, sociologists can charge whatever fee they like as the nation tries to find itself, Ater Nox's educational system is the envy of many and regarded as a pinnacle of academic achievement, and the nation's diplomatic missives are now delivered via sniper rifle. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ater Nox's national animal is the Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is a major religion, and its currency is the Aterian Dollar.

Ater Nox is ranked 26th in 10000 Islands and 2,164th in the world for Largest Defense Forces, with 360 Unexploded Ordnance per Square Mile.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 9 hours ago

  • 15 days ago: Ater Nox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • 15 days ago: Ater Nox was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Authoritarian.
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, the nation's diplomatic missives are now delivered via sniper rifle.
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, Ater Nox's educational system is the envy of many and regarded as a pinnacle of academic achievement.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, sociologists can charge whatever fee they like as the nation tries to find itself.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, unstable couples are known to break up over which one gets parental leave.
  • 18 days ago: Ater Nox was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, voting is compulsory.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons.

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