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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 410th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,374th Most Beautiful Environments: 3,724th
The Indestructible Black Knights of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Blood Of My Blood
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population16.855 billion

CapitalCastle Black
LeaderBradacus Maximus

Currencyskull of our enemies
AnimalDevil Dog

The Indestructible Black Knights of Akeroyd is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Bradacus Maximus with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 16.855 billion Akeroydians 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 enormous, corrupt government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Law & Order and Environment are also considered important, while Social Policy and Administration receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Castle Black. The average income tax rate is 82.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Akeroydian economy, worth a remarkable 1,622 trillion skull of our enemieses a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 96,261 skull of our enemieses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms, citizens must pay to enjoy Akeroyd's pristine beaches, locally produced computer games are being released faster than gamers can play them, and political dissidents are cut off from essential services. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Akeroyd's national animal is the Devil Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Akeroyd is ranked 43,846th in the world and 17th in Unknown for Smartest Citizens, with 38.84 Quips Per Hour.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 410thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,374thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,724thBest Weather: 3,825thLargest Black Market: 3,826thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,482ndLargest Populations: 5,697thHighest Economic Output: 6,405thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,760thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,855thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,291stTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 8,586thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,315thLowest Crime Rates: 11,733rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,438thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,260thMost Cultured: 13,284thMost Devout: 13,596thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,369th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Akeroyd's influence in Unknown rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Akeroyd's influence in Unknown rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Akeroyd lodged a message on the Unknown Regional Message Board.
  • : Akeroyd lodged a message on the Unknown Regional Message Board.
  • : Akeroyd's influence in Unknown rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Akeroyd was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector, Most Advanced Law Enforcement, and Most Corrupt Governments and the Top 10% for Largest Welfare Programs and Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Akeroyd's influence in Unknown rose from "Zero" to "Nipper".
  • : Akeroyd altered its national flag.
  • : Akeroyd relocated from Osiris to Unknown.
  • : Akeroyd revoked its national faith.


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