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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 4,884thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14,527thMost Avoided: 15,536th
The Empire of
Compulsory Consumerist State
TERRA REGUM IMPERATORUMQUE TOTUM MUNDUM REGET
Influence
Powerbroker
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Few

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Aboun

Population14.42 billion

CurrencySovereign
AnimalGolden Eagle

The Empire of Aboun is a gargantuan, orderly nation, remarkable for its complete lack of public education, absence of drug laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 14.42 billion Abounians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Law & Order, although Industry is also considered important, while Welfare and Spirituality receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.0%.

The powerhouse Abounian economy, worth 639 trillion Sovereigns a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is quite specialized and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Trout Farming, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 44,317 Sovereigns, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 131,771 per year while the poor average 11,685, a ratio of 11.3 to 1.

Kids are arrested at gunpoint for playing with toy rifles, traffic jams are a common sight due to construction work from a massive overhaul of the nation's freeways, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets, and the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion. Crime is a problem. Aboun's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.

Aboun is ranked 148,826th in the world and 5th in Ilum for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring zero on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Top
5%
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 4,884thTop
10%
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14,527thMost Avoided: 15,536thLargest Populations: 17,174thLargest Gambling Industry: 19,723rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 20,220thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 20,843rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 24,007th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Aboun's influence in Ilum fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Aboun was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Aboun was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombified.
  • : Aboun was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Dead, Most Zombies, and Most Survivors.
  • : Aboun altered its national flag.
  • : Aboun altered its national flag.
  • : Aboun was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Aboun was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Aboun's influence in Ilum rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : Aboun's influence in Ilum fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".

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