by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 1,655thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,090thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,248th
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Population9.903 billion

LeaderGOV-AI Xerathul

CurrencyDust Particle
AnimalGrey Owl

The Corporate States of Aeioux is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by GOV-AI Xerathul with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, pith helmet sales, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 9.903 billion Aeiouxians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Illion. The average income tax rate is 79.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Aeiouxian economy, worth a remarkable 1,373 trillion Dust Particles a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 138,704 Dust Particles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Every workday begins with group therapy, citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers, subscribing to the Benevolence Society for Impoverished Leaders is an effective way to dodge the draft, and no one gossips with GOV-AI Xerathul during diplomatic summits. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aeioux's national animal is the Grey Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Aeioux is ranked 5,248th in the world and 34th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 534.54 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Influential: 1,655thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,090thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,248thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,135thMost Developed: 7,232ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,013thMost Secular: 8,619thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,635thSmartest Citizens: 10,442ndHighest Poor Incomes: 10,594thLowest Crime Rates: 10,854thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,074thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,123rdBest Weather: 11,848thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,900thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,283rdMost Advanced Public Education: 12,346thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,368thHealthiest Citizens: 12,750thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 14,046thLargest Governments: 14,281stHighest Economic Output: 14,759thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,814thMost Efficient Economies: 14,830thMost Stationary: 16,437thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,629thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,258thLargest Insurance Industry: 17,359thHighest Average Incomes: 18,539thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,649thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,159thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,608thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,787thMost Patriotic: 25,333rd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 18th in the regionBest Weather: 20th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 28th in the regionMost Developed: 29th in the region

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