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Most Conservative: 591st Most Authoritarian: 3,710th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,429th
The Colony of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Work Sets the People Free
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Apiary One

Population585 million

CapitalHive Central

CurrencyApicoin
Animalhoneybee

The Colony of Apiary One is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, zero percent divorce rate, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 585 million Apians 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, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Law & Order, although Defense, Administration, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hive Central. The average income tax rate is 68.1%.

The strong Apian economy, worth 38.0 trillion Apicoins 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 large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Uranium Mining. 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 65,029 Apicoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.4 times as much as the poorest.

Top-shelf magazines feature risqué centrefold spreads of ladies' wrists, Apians are free from pain - but the side effects include loss of individual thought and freedom, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of honeybees and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry, and government statistics suggest 115% of the population love Leader. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Apiary One's national animal is the honeybee, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Apiary One is ranked 165,214th in the world and 38th in South America for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -10.39 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most Conservative: 591stTop
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Most Authoritarian: 3,710thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,429thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,509thMost Extreme: 9,605thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,425thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,539thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,189thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,355thMost Ignorant Citizens: 16,566th
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Most Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Apiary One was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Apiary One, government statistics suggest 115% of the population love Leader.
  • : Following new legislation in Apiary One, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of honeybees and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry.
  • : Following new legislation in Apiary One, Apians are free from pain - but the side effects include loss of individual thought and freedom.
  • : Following new legislation in Apiary One, top-shelf magazines feature risqué centrefold spreads of ladies' wrists.
  • : Following new legislation in Apiary One, mandatory electronic currency is a boon for credit card companies and government surveillance.
  • : Apiary One was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Following new legislation in Apiary One, parties that are too noisy are broken up to prevent disturbing wildlife.
  • : Following new legislation in Apiary One, it's a hard-knock life for the orphans doing factory work for a pittance.
  • : Following new legislation in Apiary One, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare.

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