by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 2,373rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,028thHealthiest Citizens: 4,748th
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Emperor and State, Together as One
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.87 billion

AnimalAldork Eagle

The Empire of Aldork is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its anti-smoking policies, zero percent divorce rate, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.87 billion Aldorkians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 71.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Aldorkian economy, worth 325 trillion Soliduses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 173,900 Soliduses, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 513,263 per year while the poor average 46,335, a ratio of 11.1 to 1.

Roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, anything is permissible when wearing latex gloves, and female newsreaders distract the nation by breastfeeding during broadcast. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aldork's national animal is the Aldork Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Aldork is ranked 7,934th in the world and 182nd in the Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 8,435.01 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most Secular: 2,373rdTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,028thHealthiest Citizens: 4,748thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,247thLargest Insurance Industry: 6,438thMost Conservative: 7,117thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,203rdLowest Crime Rates: 7,561stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,934thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,028thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,168thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,665thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,756thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,940thMost Developed: 9,626thHighest Average Incomes: 9,948thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,293rdMost Efficient Economies: 10,884thTop
Largest Governments: 12,513thMost Authoritarian: 12,646thLargest Retail Industry: 14,083rdSmartest Citizens: 15,345thSafest: 16,278thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,013thBest Weather: 20,706thLargest Publishing Industry: 21,011thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21,015thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,179thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22,091st
Most Secular: 59th in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 74th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 133rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 135th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 182nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 195th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 197th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 199th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 204th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 210th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 214th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 237th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 238th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 244th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 258th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 260th in the regionMost Developed: 284th in the regionMost Conservative: 300th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 301st in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 328th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 394th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 436th in the regionSafest: 474th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 487th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 491st in the regionBest Weather: 501st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 504th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 506th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 602nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aldork, female newsreaders distract the nation by breastfeeding during broadcast.
  • : Following new legislation in Aldork, anything is permissible when wearing latex gloves.
  • : Following new legislation in Aldork, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • : Following new legislation in Aldork, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews.
  • : Following new legislation in Aldork, telling someone to 'break a leg' is considered a criminal inducement to self harm.
  • : Following new legislation in Aldork, criminals are thrown to the Aldork Eagles to repay their debt to society.
  • : Following new legislation in Aldork, formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming.
  • : Following new legislation in Aldork, male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room.
  • : Aldork was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Aldork, agricultural employees work for peanuts.


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