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Most Influential: 64th Most Stationary: 1,257th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,676th
The Grand Duchy of
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Population23.385 billion

CapitalKalle Demos


The Grand Duchy of Acario is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Koloktos with a fair hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, strictly enforced bedtime, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 23.385 billion Acarians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kalle Demos. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 83.6%.

The very strong Acarioan economy, worth a remarkable 1,624 trillion Fyruses a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Average income is 69,459 Fyruses, with the richest citizens earning 6.1 times as much as the poorest.

Programmes of questionable content are shown at peak-hours, students abandon classrooms for online education, inheritance tax has recently been abolished, and employers may fire workers without giving any reason. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Acario's national animal is the argorok, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Acario is ranked 120,023rd in the world and 233rd in Capitalist Paradise for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 208.69 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 64thMost Stationary: 1,257thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,676thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 2,559thLargest Populations: 2,742ndBest Weather: 2,770thSafest: 3,715thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,374thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,448thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,475thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,657thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,668thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,887thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,093rdHighest Economic Output: 6,485thMost Cultured: 7,761stSmartest Citizens: 8,573rdMost Politically Free: 8,729thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 10,316thLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,370thHealthiest Citizens: 11,507thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,961stLargest Publishing Industry: 14,516thMost Pacifist: 14,855thLowest Crime Rates: 15,851stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,998th
Most Influential: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 13th in the regionBest Weather: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 16th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 16th in the regionLargest Populations: 17th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18th in the regionMost Pacifist: 19th in the regionMost Politically Free: 22nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 27th in the region

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