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Most Armed: 9,250thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,151stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,674th
The Republic of
Moralistic Democracy
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Achlys 53

Population3.688 billion


The Republic of Achlys 53 is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, avant-garde cinema, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, devout population of 3.688 billion Achlys 53ians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 43.1%.

The powerhouse Achlys 53ian economy, worth 358 trillion salts a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 97,188 salts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

Politicians bribe ten-year-old geniuses to sit their aptitude tests, a recent political debate came to a quick close once the ruling party decreed it was "just plain silly", the government insists that a ghost voted ten million times in the last election, and the entire entry for Achlys 53 in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless'. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Achlys 53's national animal is the llama, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Achlys 53 is ranked 157,229th in the world and 4th in Euromerican Union for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 1,018.19 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Armed: 9,250thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,151stTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,674thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,795thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21,694thMost Corrupt Governments: 21,744thLargest Black Market: 22,351stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23,005thMost Primitive: 25,108th

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