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The Empire of Ater Nox

“Post hoc ergo propter hoc”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: 10000 Islands

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The Empire of Ater Nox is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Emperor Nox with an iron fist, and remarkable for its devotion to social welfare. Its compassionate, cynical population of 5.812 billion 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 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.

Wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms, referenda are banned by law and the Parliament has absolute control of the legislative process, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space, and children have taken to using semaphore in light of the recent mobile phone ban. 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 67th in 10000 Islands and 5,640th in the world for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 7 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 42 minutes ago

  • 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, children have taken to using semaphore in light of the recent mobile phone ban.
  • 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space.
  • 1 day 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, referenda are banned by law and the Parliament has absolute control of the legislative process.
  • 1 day 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms.
  • 2 days 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, religious organizations are being forced to leave the country or pay income taxes like everybody else.
  • 2 days 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, surrealist houses shaped like mushrooms and volcanoes dominate the wealthiest neighborhoods.
  • 3 days 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students.
  • 3 days 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, school uniforms are compulsory.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, meat is a luxury afforded only to the wealthy.
  • 4 days ago: Ater Nox was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Authoritarian.

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