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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,849th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,561st Largest Manufacturing Sector: 3,880th
The Archduchy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
The Family, the people, and the state are eternal.
Archduke Adean II Gloustern vi Aeternis
Influence
Powerbroker
Founder / Lord-Chancellor of the Left
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Aeternaea

Population4.363 billion

CapitalTene'dakn Aetae'ii
LeaderArchduke Adean II Gloustern vi Aeternis

CurrencyAetermark
AnimalAeternaean Blood Raven

The Archduchy of Aeternaea is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Archduke Adean II Gloustern vi Aeternis with an even hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, soft-spoken computers, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 4.363 billion Aeternaeans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tene'dakn Aetae'ii. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 14.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Aeternaean economy, worth 850 trillion Aetermarks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 194,889 Aetermarks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 631,893 per year while the poor average 45,355, a ratio of 13.9 to 1.

The comic book series 'Archduke Adean II Gloustern vi Aeternis and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers, the masses are surrendering their civil liberties without complaint for the sake of shopping convenience, and euthanasia is legal. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Aeternaea's national animal is the Aeternaean Blood Raven, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Aeternaea is ranked 118,635th in the world and 10th in Gwalethia for Safest, scoring 60.38 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,849thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,561stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,880thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,912thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,495thLargest Retail Industry: 4,938thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,051stRudest Citizens: 5,393rdLargest Publishing Industry: 5,609thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,652ndHighest Average Incomes: 5,848thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,882ndLargest Insurance Industry: 6,130thMost Efficient Economies: 6,213thFattest Citizens: 7,218thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,825thLargest Black Market: 9,241stTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,953rdMost Cultured: 11,916thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,255thLargest Mining Sector: 12,318thMost Avoided: 14,088thHighest Economic Output: 14,574thSmartest Citizens: 14,630thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,819thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,472ndMost Inclusive: 15,561stMost Developed: 16,738thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,824thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18,094th
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Highest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the region

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