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Largest Agricultural Sector: 337thMost Scientifically Advanced: 363rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 379th
The Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Honey Badger Don't Care
The All Powerful Oz
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Aholz

Population15.401 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 a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, pith helmet sales, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 15.401 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Central City. The average income tax rate is 3.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Aholzian economy, worth a remarkable 5,694 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 rampant. Average income is an amazing 369,780 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Billions of Dollars are being blown on orbital weapons development, a death threat has replaced 'hello' as an official greeting in the nation, children crying over dropped ice creams are offered high doses of experimental antidepressants, and military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies. 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 987th in the world and 7th in Texas for Highest Average Incomes, with 369,780.52 Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 337thMost Scientifically Advanced: 363rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 379thHighest Poor Incomes: 424thMost Inclusive: 569thLargest Retail Industry: 592ndLargest Gambling Industry: 622ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 687thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 713thLargest Information Technology Sector: 736thRudest Citizens: 887thHighest Average Incomes: 987thMost Armed: 1,004thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,006thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,193rdHighest Economic Output: 1,410thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,423rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,431stSmartest Citizens: 1,433rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,559thMost Cultured: 1,577thMost Efficient Economies: 1,646thLargest Black Market: 1,748thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,010thTop
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Most Developed: 2,197thMost Secular: 2,544thMost Influential: 3,495thMost Stationary: 3,900thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,147thLargest Governments: 4,913thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,139thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,570thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,590thLargest Mining Sector: 8,340thHealthiest Citizens: 9,075thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,340thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 11,252ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,625thLargest Populations: 12,515thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,807thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,858thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,224thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17,743rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,192nd
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Most Secular: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Armed: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionMost Stationary: 12th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 15th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 17th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, children crying over dropped ice creams are offered high doses of experimental antidepressants.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, a death threat has replaced 'hello' as an official greeting in the nation.
  • : Aholz was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, billions of Dollars are being blown on orbital weapons development.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, for just a few extra Dollars Aholzians can get new driving records with their new cars.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, commercial ships often report keel and hull damage from coral reef impacts.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, convicted felons are forced into slavery for their crimes.
  • : Aholz voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, the government props up questionable pizza establishments in the name of health.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 8 » Seeker Alpha, NewTexas, Lichian, Tishanda, Greater United Texas, Safj, Studly Penguins, and South Aztlan.

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