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Most Secular: 163rdRudest Citizens: 241stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 267th
The Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
For our homeland, always ready!
President Anthony Jackson
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population8.569 billion

LeaderPresident Anthony Jackson


The Republic of Aetulia is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by President Anthony Jackson with an iron fist, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, frequent executions, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.569 billion Aetulians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Education, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valyria. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Aetulian economy, worth a remarkable 2,952 trillion Drakkars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 344,601 Drakkars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,791,020 per year while the poor average 9,486, a ratio of 294 to 1.

Rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons, the law says it's okay to sell a bomb to a terrorist so long as they promise not to detonate it, international trade can be a pain to deal with, and military spending recently hit a new high. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Aetulia's national animal is the Dragon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Aetulia is ranked 2,312th in the world and 113th in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 8,929.08 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Secular: 163rdRudest Citizens: 241stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 267thLargest Retail Industry: 312thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 346thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 415thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 500thHighest Disposable Incomes: 541stMost Influential: 546thMost Scientifically Advanced: 613thMost Efficient Economies: 869thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 895thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,057thMost Cultured: 1,187thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,217thHighest Average Incomes: 1,244thSmartest Citizens: 1,309thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,383rdMost Armed: 1,567thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,627thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,312thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,426thMost Avoided: 2,499thMost Developed: 2,633rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,867thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,830thHighest Economic Output: 4,241stLargest Governments: 4,305thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,919thLargest Black Market: 6,400thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8,239thLowest Crime Rates: 8,758thTop
Most Stationary: 10,621stMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,857thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,924thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,885thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,433rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,130thMost Pro-Market: 16,833rdHighest Drug Use: 20,008th
Most Secular: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionRudest Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 16th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 31st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 39th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 47th in the regionMost Armed: 53rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 55th in the regionMost Cultured: 55th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 60th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 61st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 62nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 70th in the regionMost Avoided: 75th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 77th in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 104th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 113th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 124th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 142nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 144th in the regionMost Developed: 149th in the regionMost Influential: 181st in the regionLargest Governments: 218th in the regionMost Stationary: 233rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 246th in the regionLargest Black Market: 251st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 313th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 389th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 423rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 438th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 570th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 578th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 602nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 608th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 722nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 737th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 810th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, military spending recently hit a new high.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, international trade can be a pain to deal with.
  • : Aetulia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, the law says it's okay to sell a bomb to a terrorist so long as they promise not to detonate it.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, bar brawls are an hourly occurrence.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, psychological disorders are a taboo subject.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes.
  • : Following new legislation in Aetulia, tax assessment offices double as polling stations.
  • : Aetulia was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Compulsory Consumerist State".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 325 » El Fiji Grande, Cloydicia, Territorio di Nessuno, Notyoutopia, Shibutani, The Rhein States, Corfad, PlanetPunk, Omnistria, New Pruessen, Great Bights Mum, Sunto, Buckerino, Sundred, Dar es Saalam, Koda-Land, Bearical, North Bratislava, Newpromisedland, Ninjak30, Dreadton, Maott, Pallaith, Yaorozu, Shadowrik, Pasargad, Napnomadia, Malta Comino Gozo, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Kwaj, Holy Oranz, Wilkshire, Frances Francis the First of France, Wineclaw, Sil Dorsett, Kasazzastan, Guer Aike, Partax, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Siwale, Niradans, Joodey, Unsophisticate, Selfgradatude, The Iron Lions, Votak Matim, Vincone Cae, United Draconia, The Sinclarian Provinces, Panama Coalition, and 275 others.Egalico, Solmetria, Warsaw-Halicz, Ethnon, The Stratosphere Islands, Abiswashyo-bhumi, The Most Freedom Ever, Orado, Acrabinnia, Empy, The Austro Germanic Union, Sea Ghost, Haor Chall, Plangainer, Asgardira, Soviet Terran, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, Unimaginable Doom, Astronomical, Valhalla123, British Pacific Islands, Cors Evia, Sunaiya, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Karazan, Chukstik Illahi, French Bananastan, Holy Marcus Empire, Diodone, BrightFutures, Abject Ludicrosity, Pauliestien, North Armatas, Moubarakistan, Centromuria, Free Culture, Republic of New Atlantis, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, Pleroma Sans Romans, Xentherida, Solidair, Goyanes, Astrind, Glurponia, Zumlandia, New Trisone, SORT, Wisconsota, Seenvorland, Runeda, Avemterra, Daiz, Zeternia, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Lakemba, New Octicarg, PotatoFarmers, Zokk, The Reorganized Arctic Territories, McMasterdonia, Faircliff, Fizban, Solskjar, VietAnhland, Tellavinna, Serendipita Martia, Gnomewatchers, Lendara, Eteles, Universal State Formula, Clan Spaniel, Wallachian People, Xagill, Kranostav, United Kahndaq, Zecit, Yukti, Pazair, Tachycardia, Viridiann, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Fraguale Cothe, Ravendi, Keventle, Lazadonil, Interdimensional Zone, Jovian Knights, Ateala, Terban Kedah, Castle Federation, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Preble, Slacker Ville, Palgo, Fendlium, Merconitonitopia, The Navy Blue, Greater Chimeran Union, Misthas, Ereena, Valshire, Valentine Z, Austral States of America, Praeceps, Advancia-Sizzletown, Volstokn, Loli County, New Avian, Cobleck Weleis, Arlens Apartment, States of Asra, Lungha, Alamei, Chekrand, Makersaulache, Hamerica, Newam, Valatic Ash, Kelvaros Prime, Dakota Territories, Woodsend, Wit Noreis, Yokciq Empire, Hyphen, Texas States, The New Communist Republic Of States, Xyrron, MiaryBhalzhack, The Endless Eventide, New Jamgra, Herzliyya, Vivanco, Methor, Eschatosia, The World Capitalist Confederation, West Hamburg, Nationeer, Olofin, Singamadri, Ihese, SherpDaWerp in TNP, The Lancerian Empire, Khoik, The Windmilluminati, KhalChicken, Old Republic of Greece, Prevaland, Crader, Godwanna, Stone Ira, Thenationofthesun, Savaska, Nisastria, Abonland, Avastate, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Antiyard, Nistriabar, Varola, The United Capital of Adam, Unshleepd, Irishvan, Nova Arcania, Wolvenland, Britain v3, Conservative State of Poland, Kadarra, Greater New America, Wurplestan, The Empire of the Federation, Schnuftelland, The Pantheons, The Serdey Islands, Korovan Isles, Westinor, Californian Redwood, Rescadra, Solimun, Zemnaya Svoboda, Fauzjhia, Mesopotama, Greater Pittsburgh, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, PortvgaI, The Ricebenders, Frostcell, Sikol, Saperisole, Zzozona, Iztocna Slavija, Fully-Autonomous Gay-Space Luxury, Timothea, Chappers, Hoglands, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Veast, Plutayah, Werchegia, Termathe, Terra Aquilon, Nordic-British Union, Prydania, I Like Killing people, Fox Richy, Bengal Empir, Brucklania, Libertania Democratica, Simone Republic, Gautania, The Calabash Protectorate, TyGerria, Karvane, Asoc lon, Reission, Aeolist, Kocherian, Montinario, Yalkan, Mystiquelle, Borsukia, Yalgora, Innocentic, Cowbridge, Seanat, Arbor Marshes, Pizza Squared, El Emayo, Old Yellow Bricks, Kahlo, Arichia, The United States of Nuclear Weapons, Yellops, Eywaan, Ihsan, Maclare, Highton Islands, Damsmel, Nouvelle-Floride, Lionia, Animu Place, The New Cordian Empire, Estandarte, Madjack, Eastern Cous Empria, Eara Forp, Maynilan, Kragsgale, Franklin Jacksons Canada, Marinxa, Principia Mathematica, The Federal Republic of Scouseland, Xipher, Sarekono, Erubetia, Buckhem, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, The Kingdom and Realm of Anubis, Illusia and Neverendia, Artemis Selene, WeKnow, Ultra777, Andexia, Frahnkzaden, U S Eh, Irunjarai, Heilhum Imperius, Democratic Republic of Kohland, and Geektopia.

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