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The Empire of Ater Nox

“Post hoc ergo propter hoc”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

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 even hand, and renowned for its punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 6.352 billion Aterians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

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.

The government is seen as openly hostile to all religion, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion, most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists, and parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list. 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 909th in the world for Best Weather, with 448 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 4 hours ago

  • 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list.
  • 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists.
  • 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion.
  • 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, the government is seen as openly hostile to all religion.
  • 1 day 8 hours ago: Ater Nox changed its national demonym to "Aterian" and its demonym adjective to "Aterian".
  • 3 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Ater Nox after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax.
  • 3 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, mothers are routinely abandoning their children in the name of women's rights.
  • 3 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, the welfare administration's new sweeping authority has forced the poor and needy to shop from pre-approved grocery lists.
  • 3 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste.
  • 3 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, third party candidates are now gaining some representation in Parliament.

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