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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,532ndLargest Welfare Programs: 4,952ndLargest Publishing Industry: 5,034th
The Grand Kingdom of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Zero tolerance for any annoyance
Influence
Enforcer
WA Delegate / vice executive
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Ancientania

Population2.153 billion

CapitalFiseru
LeaderKing Trevor XVI
FaithNaturism

CurrencyGrey fish cat feather
AnimalGrey fish cat

The Grand Kingdom of Ancientania is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Trevor XVI with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical population of 2.153 billion Ancientanians 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fiseru. The average income tax rate is 89.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ancientanii economy, worth 305 trillion Grey fish cat feathers a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 141,795 Grey fish cat feathers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

All statues and paintings of dogs are being destroyed to avoid offending cat-lovers, fixing attendance at women's matches is a matter of "when they go low, we go high... funding", surveillance cameras are banned, and vast amounts of energy are expended moving water to hilltop lakes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ancientania's national animal is the Grey fish cat, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Naturism.

Ancientania is ranked 44,181st in the world and 14th in the Obsidian Highlands for Most Patriotic, with 30.2 flags saluted per person per day.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,532ndTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 4,952ndLargest Publishing Industry: 5,034thBest Weather: 5,951stMost Pacifist: 6,048thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,085thNicest Citizens: 6,476thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,633rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,725thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,414thMost Inclusive: 7,421stHealthiest Citizens: 7,653rdMost Developed: 7,793rdLowest Crime Rates: 8,029thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,281stMost Beautiful Environments: 8,345thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,134thHighest Food Quality: 9,195thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,368thSmartest Citizens: 9,702ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,489thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,861stHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,387thLargest Governments: 11,754thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,767thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,892ndSafest: 12,471stHighest Poor Incomes: 13,274thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 15,477thMost Cultured: 16,052ndMost Influential: 17,591stMost Efficient Economies: 18,538thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,716thHighest Average Incomes: 25,505thMost Secular: 26,550th
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 4th in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionMost Patriotic: 14th in the regionMost Secular: 17th in the regionLargest Populations: 18th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 38th in the region

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