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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 701st Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,098th Largest Black Market: 1,209th
The Archduchy of
Father Knows Best State
Donec tempus sistit
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Archduchy of Aexalla is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Archduke and Duchess Josť and Katherine with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, avant-garde cinema, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 11.946 billion Aexallans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sanguis. The average income tax rate is 90.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Aexallish economy, worth a remarkable 1,154 trillion Drokmyns a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Average income is 96,646 Drokmyns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry, graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail, oil executives can be seen reluctantly cleaning oil-soaked birds, and children's toy tractors have been seized as state property. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aexalla's national animal is the Kodiak Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Church of Aexalla.

Aexalla is ranked 164,350th in the world and 35th in Arctic for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -19.75 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 701stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,098thLargest Black Market: 1,209thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,406thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,623rdTop
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Best Weather: 3,158thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,249thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,724thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,139thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,057thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,264thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,746thMost Developed: 6,923rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,310thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 9,079thHealthiest Citizens: 9,301stLargest Populations: 10,186thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,122ndLowest Crime Rates: 12,338thMost Cultured: 13,392ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,579thLargest Governments: 14,985thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,043rd
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Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Aexalla was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Aexalla was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Aexalla's influence in Arctic rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Aexalla's influence in Arctic rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Aexalla's influence in Arctic rose from "Zero" to "Nipper".
  • : Aexalla relocated from Balder to Arctic.
  • : Aexalla altered its national flag.
  • : Aexalla was refounded in Balder.
  • : Aexalla ceased to exist in Osiris.
  • : Aexalla was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.

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