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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 192nd Most Influential: 372nd Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,346th
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Aldion

Population3.719 billion

CapitalNew Aldion
LeaderQueen Elizabeth Alshire
FaithSolairian

CurrencyAlandor
AnimalGrey Vield

The Bizarre Adventures of Aldion is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Elizabeth Alshire with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, otherworldly petting zoo, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.719 billion Aldionians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Aldion. The average income tax rate is 21.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Aldionian economy, worth 881 trillion Alandors a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 237,098 Alandors, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Running away is an essential part of the elite forces' hand-to-hand training, the ABI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays, fireworks and other big bangs are forbidden during the newest public holiday, and baby boys who pick up pink crayons are sent to a psychiatric ward. Crime is totally unknown. Aldion's national animal is the Grey Vield, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Solairian.

Aldion is ranked 4,983rd in the world and 149th in The North Pacific for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 179.1 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 192ndMost Influential: 372ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,346thLargest Retail Industry: 1,506thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,869thLargest Mining Sector: 2,007thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,027thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,511thMost Avoided: 2,874thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,885thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,008thHighest Average Incomes: 3,213thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,270thLargest Black Market: 3,360thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,581stLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,644thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,674thFattest Citizens: 4,267thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,444thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,783rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,983rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,379thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,950thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 8,304thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,820thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,835thSmartest Citizens: 9,911thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,632ndMost Devout: 14,566thHighest Economic Output: 15,155th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 41st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 51st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 69th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 73rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 74th in the regionTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 87th in the regionMost Avoided: 90th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 103rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 103rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 114th in the regionMost Influential: 114th in the regionFattest Citizens: 126th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 129th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 133rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 143rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 149th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 167th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 167th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 199th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 206th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 241st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 299th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 320th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 342nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 361st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 402nd in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 452nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 508th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 544th in the regionMost Stationary: 570th in the regionMost Armed: 593rd in the regionMost Devout: 690th in the regionLargest Governments: 803rd in the region

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