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Highest Disposable Incomes: 434th Largest Retail Industry: 440th Largest Gambling Industry: 454th
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Honey Badger Don't Care
The All Powerful Oz
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Deck

Aholz

Population11.971 billion

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

CurrencyDollar
AnimalHoney Badger

The Republic of Aholz is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The All Powerful Oz with an even hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, otherworldly petting zoo, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 11.971 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 4,003 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 frequent. Average income is an amazing 334,420 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Bars are packed at all hours, the nation turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in its quest for athletic supremacy, biology and religious education classes have recently been merged, and extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals. Crime is a serious problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. 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 166,849th in the world and 153rd in Texas for Safest, scoring 3.83 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Highest Disposable Incomes: 434thLargest Retail Industry: 440thLargest Gambling Industry: 454thMost Inclusive: 534thRudest Citizens: 555thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 655thMost Armed: 655thHighest Poor Incomes: 742ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 750thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 786thLargest Information Technology Sector: 850thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 873rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 931stHighest Average Incomes: 1,015thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,147thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,290thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,363rdSmartest Citizens: 1,615thTop
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Most Cultured: 1,774thHighest Economic Output: 1,929thLargest Black Market: 2,042ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,146thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,186thMost Efficient Economies: 2,994thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,276thMost Avoided: 3,414thMost Influential: 3,892ndFattest Citizens: 4,248thMost Stationary: 4,639thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,015thLargest Mining Sector: 5,016thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,330thMost Secular: 5,448thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,290thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,261stTop
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Highest Drug Use: 8,474thLargest Governments: 10,542ndHighest Crime Rates: 11,071stNudest: 13,874thLargest Populations: 14,154thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,666th
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Largest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 10th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13th in the regionMost Avoided: 16th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, biology and religious education classes have recently been merged.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, the nation turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in its quest for athletic supremacy.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, bars are packed at all hours.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, street preachers spend more time condemning government bureaucracy than passers-by.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings.
  • : Aholz was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, the might of the entire Aholzian Navy is focused on fifty bemused spear-throwing islanders.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, traffic jams are a common sight due to construction work from a massive overhaul of the nation's freeways.

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