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Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,750thMost Pacifist: 2,770thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,799th
The Community of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Faith and Love
Arkhaemnon
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Aetherlia

Population3.333 billion

CapitalCapitol
LeaderArkhaemnon

Currencypentacle
Animalsnake

The Community of Aetherlia is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Arkhaemnon with an iron fist, and notable for its digital currency, feral children, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 3.333 billion Aetherlians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capitol. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Aetherlian economy, worth 446 trillion pentacles 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 134,103 pentacles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, the nation leads Bulwark Peninsula in per capita stalking, and every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts. Crime is totally unknown. Aetherlia's national animal is the snake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Aetherlia is ranked 265,668th in the world and 1st in Bulwark Peninsula for Most Avoided, scoring 0.62 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,750thMost Pacifist: 2,770thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,799thMost Inclusive: 2,833rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,188thNicest Citizens: 3,228thMost Devout: 3,622ndHighest Food Quality: 3,780thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,245thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,492ndMost Cultured: 4,567thBest Weather: 5,277thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,489thMost Developed: 6,806thLargest Governments: 7,208thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,482ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,489thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,656thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,415thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,415thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,475thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,637thSmartest Citizens: 10,130thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,196thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,816thHealthiest Citizens: 12,712thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 14,121stMost Income Equality: 18,326thLowest Crime Rates: 18,809thHighest Average Incomes: 20,479thMost Valuable International Artwork: 24,106th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aetherlia, every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetherlia, the nation leads Bulwark Peninsula in per capita stalking.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetherlia, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetherlia, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetherlia, the country's population is reported with a margin of error of several billions.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetherlia, schoolyard bullying has a tendency to escalate.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetherlia, a popular saying is "a chicken for every pot and an abortion clinic on every street".
  • : Aetherlia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Income Equality.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetherlia, courses in how to boil water are popular for formerly microwave-reliant Aetherlians.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetherlia, Arkhaemnon's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader.

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