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Most Influential: 4,913thMost Secular: 5,069thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,526th
The Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Cum mors appropinquat, in faciem ledo cum a ligonem.
Emperor Andreusz I
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Few

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Andreusz

Population4.23 billion

CapitalCitadel of the Iguana
LeaderEmperor Andreusz I
FaithCult of the Scarlet Iguana

CurrencyImperial Credit
AnimalIguana

The Empire of Andreusz is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Andreusz I with an iron fist, and notable for its soft-spoken computers, digital currency, and smutty television. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 4.23 billion Andreuszians 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, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Citadel of the Iguana. The average income tax rate is 85.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Andreuszian economy, worth 439 trillion Imperial Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, highly specialized black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Trout Farming. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 104,007 Imperial Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

High-income earners pay a 100% tax rate, space has been brought down to earth with constellations of cancer cases across Andreusz, all statues and paintings of dogs are being destroyed to avoid offending cat-lovers, and scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Andreusz's national animal is the Iguana, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cult of the Scarlet Iguana.

Andreusz is ranked 14,055th in the world and 230th in 10000 Islands for Highest Poor Incomes, with 87,966.68 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Influential: 4,913thMost Secular: 5,069thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,526thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,816thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,779thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,000thLowest Crime Rates: 10,929thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,152ndTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 12,427thMost Inclusive: 12,872ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,948thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,715thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,055thLargest Governments: 15,340thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,805thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,883rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,114thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,285thHealthiest Citizens: 16,930thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,773rdSmartest Citizens: 18,941stLargest Black Market: 19,099thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,704thMost Developed: 22,332nd
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 52nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 82nd in the regionMost Secular: 93rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 115th in the regionLargest Black Market: 136th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 150th in the region

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