by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,704thMost Pacifist: 10,319thMost Income Equality: 12,633rd
The Holy Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
The Truth will set you free.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population245 million


The Holy Empire of Akiden is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its punitive income tax rates, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 245 million Akidenians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 69.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Akidenian economy, worth 10.6 trillion Nanas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Average income is 43,351 Nanas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Akidenian tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation, it takes a village to catch a criminal, the Akiden Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon', and convicted crypto-miners are sent to the salt mines. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Akiden's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Akiden is ranked 12,633rd in the world and 41st in Refugia for Most Income Equality, scoring 87.42 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,704thMost Pacifist: 10,319thMost Income Equality: 12,633rdTop
Safest: 13,645thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,323rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 18,269thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21,276thNicest Citizens: 22,315thMost Influential: 24,327thMost Compassionate Citizens: 24,434thMost Inclusive: 25,597thMost Cheerful Citizens: 26,707th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 37th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 38th in the regionMost Income Equality: 41st in the region

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