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Largest Gambling Industry: 467th Largest Retail Industry: 482nd Highest Disposable Incomes: 512th
The Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Honey Badger Don't Care
The All Powerful Oz
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Aholz

Population10.57 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 a fair hand, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, unlimited-speed roads, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 10.57 billion Aholzians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The tiny, corrupt, outspoken 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 3,445 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. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 325,973 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

A suspicious number of John Smiths are known to donate to Aholzian politicians, tourists often cite 'hiding money in an off-shore banking account' as their main reason to visit the nation, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Central City Times is sold out, and cheese has become the new icon of political dissent. Crime is a 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 188,057th in the world and 215th in Texas for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 11.05 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 467thLargest Retail Industry: 482ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 512thRudest Citizens: 517thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 631stMost Inclusive: 635thMost Armed: 704thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 786thLargest Information Technology Sector: 857thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 887thMost Scientifically Advanced: 923rdHighest Poor Incomes: 942ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,023rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,046thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,090thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,172ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,262ndLargest Black Market: 1,539thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,844thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 1,969thHighest Economic Output: 2,264thMost Cultured: 2,431stMost Avoided: 2,810thMost Efficient Economies: 3,209thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,929thLargest Mining Sector: 4,203rdMost Influential: 4,394thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,544thMost Stationary: 5,050thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,398thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,875thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,257thFattest Citizens: 6,482ndMost Secular: 6,529thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,120thHighest Drug Use: 7,423rdTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 11,227thLargest Governments: 11,765thLargest Populations: 15,373rdHighest Crime Rates: 17,061stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18,102ndMost Politically Free: 18,152nd
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Most Inclusive: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 10th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 12th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 14th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 17th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 19th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 19th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 21st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, cheese has become the new icon of political dissent.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Central City Times is sold out.
  • : Aholz voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate KAISERREICH"".
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, tourists often cite 'hiding money in an off-shore banking account' as their main reason to visit the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, a suspicious number of John Smiths are known to donate to Aholzian politicians.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, the government denies that it has an agency overseeing plausible deniability of black-ops agencies.
  • : Aholz voted against the World Assembly Resolution "End Excessive Data Retention Act".
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, The All Powerful Oz is famed for giving great back rubs.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, vitriolic divorce proceedings have become prime-time television.

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