The Empire of Ater Nox is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Emperor Nox with an even hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, compulsory military service, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, humorless population of 10.413 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 2,698 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 created a new poll in 10000 Islands: "What would your nation do if it made contact with extraterrestrials? ".
- : Ater Nox created a new poll in 10000 Islands: "How do you primarily play NationStates?".
- : Ater Nox created a new poll in 10000 Islands: "Where is your nation located?".
- : Ater Nox created a new poll in 10000 Islands: "How many countries have you visited or lived in IRL?".
- : Ater Nox created a new poll in 10000 Islands: "Does your nation eat your national animal?".
- : Ater Nox created a new poll in 10000 Islands: "IC, how aggressive is your nations military policy?".
- : Ater Nox lodged a message on the 10000 Islands Regional Message Board.
- : Ater Nox changed its national motto to "Post hoc ergo propter hoc".
- : Ater Nox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
- : Ater Nox created a new poll in 10000 Islands: "Does the WA affect how you run your nation?".