The Empire of Ater Nox is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Emperor Nox with an even hand, and notable for its irreverence towards religion, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, humorless population of 11.174 billion Aterians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ateria City. The income tax rate is 100%.
The frighteningly efficient Aterian economy, worth a remarkable 2,896 trillion Aterian Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 259,189 Aterian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The government is notorious for leaving citizens with almost nothing from their inheritance, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure, and soldiers are equipped with multi-million Aterian Dollar battlesuits. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded 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, and its national religion is a major religion.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Ater Nox was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, the Top 5% for Most Cultured and Most Advanced Defense Forces, and the Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- : Ater Nox created a new poll in 10000 Islands: "How should we celebrate Boltor's election as the next delegate of the 10000 Islands?".
- : Ater Nox created a new poll in 10000 Islands: "What colour is the main one in your nation's flag?".
- : Ater Nox lodged a message on the 10000 Islands Regional Message Board.
- : Ater Nox created a new poll in 10000 Islands: "What does your country spend more on?".
- : Ater Nox created a new poll in 10000 Islands: "Do you think climate change is happening?".
- : Ater Nox created a new poll in 10000 Islands: "How many weeks paid leave do full time workers in your NS nation get per year?".
- : Ater Nox was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured.
- : Ater Nox relocated from Oceania to 10000 Islands.
- : Ater Nox relocated from 10000 Islands to Oceania.