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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 221st Most Influential: 426th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,295th
The Bizarre Adventures of
Mother Knows Best State
Dream, Seek, Achieve
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Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
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Aldion

Population4.457 billion

CapitalNew Aldion
LeaderQueen Elizabeth Alshire
FaithSolairian

CurrencyAlandor
AnimalGrey Vield

The Bizarre Adventures of Aldion is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Queen Elizabeth Alshire with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, pith helmet sales, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.457 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 23.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Aldionian economy, worth a remarkable 1,063 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. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 238,686 Alandors, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 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 77,140th in the world and 4,083rd in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 19.19 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 221stMost Influential: 426thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,295thLargest Retail Industry: 1,661stTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 1,996thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,071stHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,145thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,551stHighest Poor Incomes: 2,600thMost Avoided: 2,989thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,084thLargest Black Market: 3,104thHighest Average Incomes: 3,299thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,490thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,523rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,657thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,889thFattest Citizens: 4,511thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,613thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,834thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,364thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,423rdLargest Publishing Industry: 7,784thMost Efficient Economies: 8,200thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 8,899thSmartest Citizens: 9,680thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,778thHighest Economic Output: 13,191stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,798thMost Devout: 16,260thLargest Governments: 16,747thMost Cultured: 17,078th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 44th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 54th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 72nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 81st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 83rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 91st in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 96th in the regionMost Avoided: 97th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 120th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 127th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 128th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 138th in the regionMost Influential: 145th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 146th in the regionFattest Citizens: 149th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 171st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 177th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 181st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 197th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 211th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 258th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 310th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 316th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 326th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 393rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 410th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 441st in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 498th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 549th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 624th in the regionLargest Governments: 796th in the regionMost Devout: 797th in the regionMost Cultured: 875th in the regionMost Armed: 907th in the region

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