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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 703rd Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,197th Largest Black Market: 1,290th
The Archduchy of
Father Knows Best State
Donec tempus sistit
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population12.644 billion

LeaderArchduke and Duchess Josť and Katherine
FaithThe Church of Aexalla

AnimalKodiak Bear

The Archduchy of Aexalla is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Archduke and Duchess Josť and Katherine with an iron fist, and remarkable for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 12.644 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 1,222 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 29,213th in the world and 17th in Arctic for Smartest Citizens, with 47.39 Quips Per Hour.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 703rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,197thLargest Black Market: 1,290thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,476thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,725thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,813thBest Weather: 3,842ndMost Corrupt Governments: 3,974thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,135thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,493rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,251stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,629thMost Developed: 7,880thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 8,581stHighest Economic Output: 9,046thHealthiest Citizens: 9,788thLargest Populations: 9,881stMost Advanced Public Education: 12,602ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,832ndLowest Crime Rates: 12,898thMost Cultured: 13,254thLargest Governments: 15,519th
Most Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the region

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