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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,352nd Largest Populations: 1,382nd Highest Drug Use: 1,670th
The Grand Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
For A New Glorious Aerion
Padshah Empress Ameria Wasterin
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Grand Empire of Aerion is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Padshah Empress Ameria Wasterin with an iron fist, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 27.058 billion Aerionians 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Imperial City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 81.3%.

The powerhouse Aerionian economy, worth a remarkable 2,206 trillion Aerionian Gold Leaves a year, is highly specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is 81,532 Aerionian Gold Leaves, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 245,698 per year while the poor average 21,092, a ratio of 11.6 to 1.

"To Hell or to Marshland" is a common settler cry directed at native Brasilistanis, the government seizes all major gold finds, the government is pouring funds into the nation's welfare system, and billions of Aerionian Gold Leaves are being blown on orbital weapons development. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aerion's national animal is the Aerionian White Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Ancient Aerionian Religion.

Aerion is ranked 3,630th in the world and 215th in Osiris for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 10,059.17 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,352ndLargest Populations: 1,382ndTop
Highest Drug Use: 1,670thLargest Black Market: 1,816thBest Weather: 2,047thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,646thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,742ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,630thHighest Economic Output: 3,839thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,582ndLongest Average Lifespans: 5,818thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 9,925thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,875th
Largest Populations: 37th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 47th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 70th in the regionBest Weather: 73rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 92nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 93rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 137th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 144th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 186th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 189th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 215th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 449th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Aerion was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations and Most Eco-Friendly Governments and the Top 5% for Largest Black Market, Most Popular Tourist Destinations, and Highest Drug Use.
  • : Aerion's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Nipper".
  • : Aerion was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Aerion ceased to exist in Osiris.
  • : Aerion's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Aerion's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Aerion's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Aerion was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Black Market and the Top 10% for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Aerion altered its national flag.
  • : Aerion's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".


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