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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, genial nation, ruled by Emperor Nox with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, cynical population of 6.906 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.

Foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle, citizens wishing to leave the country must surrender half their wealth to the government, Max Barry is this year's Miss Ater Nox, and schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students. 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 996th in 10000 Islands and 112,605th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -30 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 4 hours ago

  • 3 days 5 hours ago: Ater Nox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • 4 days ago: Ater Nox was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • 6 days ago: Ater Nox was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Developed.
  • 6 days ago: Ater Nox was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Developed.
  • 30 days ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students.
  • 30 days ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, Max Barry is this year's Miss Ater Nox.
  • 30 days ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, citizens wishing to leave the country must surrender half their wealth to the government.
  • 32 days ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.
  • 32 days ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, Ater Nox has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world.
  • 32 days ago: Following new legislation in Ater Nox, reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors.

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