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Largest Publishing Industry: 7thHighest Crime Rates: 20thMost Armed: 28th
The All-Devouring Kraken of
Civil Rights Lovefest
NONNY's little sister.
Sid Meier
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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Aki Zeta

Population31.197 billion

CapitalMyrtle Beach
LeaderSid Meier
Faithsecular humanism

Currencygold coin
Animalwhale

The All-Devouring Kraken of Aki Zeta is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Sid Meier with a fair hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 31.197 billion Telepaths hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Industry, with Education also on the agenda, while Law & Order and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Myrtle Beach. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Aki Zetan economy, worth a remarkable 7,155 trillion gold coins a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Gambling. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 229,380 gold coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries, street preachers sell salvation with a side order of shame on every corner, dentists routinely perform open heart surgery, and hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Aki Zeta's national animal is the whale, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is secular humanism.

Aki Zeta is ranked 2,342nd in the world and 89th in Osiris for Rudest Citizens, with 206.09 Insults Per Minute.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 7thHighest Crime Rates: 20thMost Armed: 28thMost Rebellious Youth: 50thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 78thMost Cultured: 239thMost Efficient Economies: 282ndSmartest Citizens: 458thMost Beautiful Environments: 528thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 735thMost Cheerful Citizens: 847thHighest Economic Output: 940thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,252ndLargest Gambling Industry: 1,499thHighest Drug Use: 1,621stBest Weather: 1,685thHealthiest Citizens: 1,704thLargest Populations: 1,866thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 2,342ndLargest Black Market: 2,570thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,703rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,840thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,067thMost Devout: 3,111thHighest Average Incomes: 4,342ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,155thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,563rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,071stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,012thNudest: 9,117thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 11,109thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,800thMost Politically Free: 14,286thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,334thMost Developed: 21,503rd
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Most Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 14th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 28th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 31st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 31st in the regionLargest Populations: 48th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 55th in the regionMost Politically Free: 61st in the regionBest Weather: 64th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 64th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 66th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 70th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 89th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 93rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 101st in the regionLargest Black Market: 135th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 141st in the regionMost Devout: 179th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 190th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 228th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 271st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 313th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 323rd in the regionNudest: 360th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 578th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 596th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Aki Zeta was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Aki Zeta lodged a message on the Osiris Regional Message Board.
  • : Aki Zeta was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Aki Zeta was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Aki Zeta was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Aki Zeta's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Aki Zeta was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Aki Zeta was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Aki Zeta was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Aki Zeta's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".

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