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The Tyranny of
Iron Fist Consumerists
[EXTENDED SOUNDS OF BRUTAL PIPE MURDER]
Theondume
Influence
Shoeshiner
RMB Moderator | Advisor to the Delegate
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Aivintis

Population4.676 billion

CapitalGreater Aslough
LeaderTheondume
FaithDievinism

Currencycrown
AnimalWolfabuk

The Tyranny of Aivintis is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Theondume with an iron fist, and notable for its enslaved workforce, keen interest in outer space, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 4.676 billion Aivintians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Healthcare, and Education also on the agenda, while International Aid and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Greater Aslough. The average income tax rate is 47.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Aivintian economy, worth 523 trillion crowns a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Retail. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 111,927 crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

The government makes bereaved siblings into bereaved orphans, Theondume's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week, creating cardboard imitations of missiles is a new top-secret military project, and on-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aivintis's national animal is the Wolfabuk, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, and its national religion is Dievinism.

Aivintis is ranked 65,003rd in the world and 2,487th in The East Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 3,213.46 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,934thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,113thMost Influential: 5,045thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,976thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,469thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,913thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 13,224thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13,510thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,614thMost Developed: 22,804thLargest Retail Industry: 22,928thLargest Black Market: 24,099th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 93rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 197th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 197th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 260th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 352nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 372nd in the regionMost Influential: 373rd in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 485th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 573rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 595th in the regionLargest Black Market: 635th in the regionMost Developed: 696th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 715th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 725th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 726th in the regionLargest Populations: 762nd in the regionMost Cultured: 810th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 813th in the region

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