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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,663rd Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,247th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,783rd
The Archduchy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
The Family, the people, and the state are eternal.
Archduke Adean II Gloustern vi Aeternis
Founder / Lord-Chancellor of the Centre
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population5.112 billion

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

AnimalAeternaean Blood Raven

The Archduchy of Aeternaea is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Archduke Adean II Gloustern vi Aeternis with an even hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, public floggings, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 5.112 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 996 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 5,816th in the world and 1st in Gwalethia for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,663rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,247thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,783rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,976thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,977thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,400thLargest Retail Industry: 4,854thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,229thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,377thRudest Citizens: 5,513thMost Efficient Economies: 5,816thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,845thHighest Average Incomes: 5,934thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,004thFattest Citizens: 6,568thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 8,368thLargest Black Market: 8,570thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,534thLargest Mining Sector: 10,650thMost Cultured: 11,778thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,006thMost Avoided: 12,139thHighest Economic Output: 12,821stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,934thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,205thSmartest Citizens: 14,336thMost Inclusive: 14,477thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,706thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,990thMost Developed: 16,410th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Aeternaea updated the World Factbook entry in Gwalethia.
  • : Aeternaea altered its national flag.
  • : Aeternaea's influence in Gwalethia rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • : Aeternaea's influence in Gwalethia fell from "Negotiator" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Aeternaea's influence in Gwalethia rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • : Aeternaea's influence in Gwalethia rose from "Diplomat" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Aeternaea's influence in Gwalethia rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : Aeternaea was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Aeternaea was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Aeternaea's influence in Gwalethia rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".


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