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Largest Retail Industry: 370th Highest Disposable Incomes: 382nd Largest Gambling Industry: 469th
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Honey Badger Don't Care
The All Powerful Oz
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Aholz

Population12.709 billion

CapitalCentral City
LeaderThe All Powerful Oz
FaithPeople decide what or who they worship

CurrencyDollar
AnimalHoney Badger

The Republic of Aholz is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by The All Powerful Oz with an even hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 12.709 billion Aholzians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Central City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Aholzian economy, worth a remarkable 4,413 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Gambling. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 347,283 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Preschoolers practice disarming active shooters before naptime, conspiracy theorists allege Central City's new subway map resembles Satanic symbols, lending money has become a major liability, and social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Aholz's national animal is the Honey Badger, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is People decide what or who they worship.

Aholz is ranked 109,112th in the world and 127th in Texas for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 1,132.87 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Largest Retail Industry: 370thHighest Disposable Incomes: 382ndLargest Gambling Industry: 469thMost Scientifically Advanced: 486thMost Inclusive: 532ndRudest Citizens: 615thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 656thHighest Poor Incomes: 705thLargest Information Technology Sector: 753rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 820thMost Armed: 842ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 882ndHighest Average Incomes: 932ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,064thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,093rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,250thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,389thSmartest Citizens: 1,449thLargest Black Market: 1,672ndMost Cultured: 1,693rdHighest Economic Output: 1,745thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,322ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,432ndLargest Publishing Industry: 2,796thMost Efficient Economies: 2,928thMost Influential: 3,811thMost Avoided: 4,043rdMost Stationary: 4,419thFattest Citizens: 4,976thMost Secular: 5,083rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,349thLargest Mining Sector: 5,541stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,686thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,365thHighest Drug Use: 7,506thLargest Governments: 7,810thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,530thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 10,563rdNudest: 12,670thLargest Populations: 13,798thMost Developed: 17,082ndMost Advanced Public Education: 17,383rd
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Governments: 16th in the regionNudest: 16th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 16th in the regionMost Avoided: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, lending money has become a major liability.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, conspiracy theorists allege Central City's new subway map resembles Satanic symbols.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, preschoolers practice disarming active shooters before naptime.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, childhood friends of The All Powerful Oz are living it large abroad at the taxpayers' expense.
  • : Aholz voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Darkesia".
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, the nation's laws on image rights are amongst the strictest in the world.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, organ donation is compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, a suspicious number of John Smiths are known to donate to Aholzian politicians.
  • : Aholz was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Black Market and Highest Economic Output and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Public Education.

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