by Max Barry

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Most Conservative: 1,143rdMost Authoritarian: 3,676thMost Ignorant Citizens: 10,155th
The Imperial Union of
Psychotic Dictatorship
The might of Aphus!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population690 million


The Imperial Union of Aphus is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 690 million Aphusians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 74.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Aphusian economy, worth 20.5 trillion Creds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Furniture Restoration, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 29,762 Creds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, organ donation is compulsory, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, and captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aphus's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Aphus is ranked 208,989th in the world and 8th in Confederation of the Mediterranean for Most Developed, scoring 50.01 on the Human Development Index.

Most Conservative: 1,143rdTop
Most Authoritarian: 3,676thMost Ignorant Citizens: 10,155thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,585thMost Extreme: 17,522ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 23,405thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23,627th

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