by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Public Education: 12th Least Corrupt Governments: 20th Most Secular: 21st
The Bardic Peacekeepers of
Left-wing Utopia
The Moon shines down on Aethelia
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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The Bardic Peacekeepers of Aethelia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by JEM with a fair hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, infamous sell-swords, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 16.34 billion Aethelians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Law & Order aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Luna. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Aethelian economy, worth a remarkable 4,730 trillion newtons a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 289,486 newtons, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Elderly citizens regularly buy posh multimillion-newton mansions, spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches, abortions are routinely performed in Aethelia's hospitals, and the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life. Crime is totally unknown. Aethelia's national animal is the aurora, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Science.

Aethelia is ranked 202nd in the world and 1st in Wintreath for Most Inclusive, scoring 448.77 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

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Most Advanced Public Education: 12thLeast Corrupt Governments: 20thMost Secular: 21stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 57thSmartest Citizens: 63rdMost Developed: 63rdMost Beautiful Environments: 91stLongest Average Lifespans: 102ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 107thMost Rebellious Youth: 118thMost Cultured: 135thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 142ndHealthiest Citizens: 192ndMost Inclusive: 202ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 213thHighest Poor Incomes: 218thSafest: 218thBest Weather: 246thMost Cheerful Citizens: 248thLargest Governments: 252ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 258thLargest Publishing Industry: 266thMost Scientifically Advanced: 358thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 395thLargest Welfare Programs: 420thMost Pacifist: 867thNicest Citizens: 1,014thHighest Economic Output: 1,175thMost Efficient Economies: 1,196thHighest Average Incomes: 1,412thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,696thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,651stLowest Crime Rates: 3,009thMost Politically Free: 4,174thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4,740thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,360thLargest Populations: 5,775thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,237thNudest: 6,333rdMost Extreme: 6,836thTop
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Most Income Equality: 9,903rdMost Influential: 13,793rd
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Most Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Income Equality: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 8th in the regionNudest: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Aethelia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Convention on Domestic Partnerships".
  • : Aethelia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Aethelia, the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life.
  • : Following new legislation in Aethelia, abortions are routinely performed in Aethelia's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in Aethelia, spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches.
  • : Aethelia lodged a message on the Wintreath Regional Message Board.
  • : Aethelia endorsed The United Socialist States of Zakarigluand.
  • : Aethelia was endorsed by The United Socialist States of Zakarigluand.
  • : Following new legislation in Aethelia, elderly citizens regularly buy posh multimillion-newton mansions.
  • : Following new legislation in Aethelia, the government has stated an intention to min-max its stats for 'teh pwnage'.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 9 » Warwik, Geramundo, Kremptonia, Andromedian, Egalitarian Rights, Casmaru, The Anathema, East Atrilli, and Zakarigluand.

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