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Population19.489 billion

LeaderLorcan Oberhausen
Faitha major religion


The Oxymoron of Apox is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Lorcan Oberhausen with a fair hand, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, daily referendums, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 19.489 billion Apoxians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dwile. The average income tax rate is 79.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Apoxian economy, worth a remarkable 1,161 trillion Pounds a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, extremely specialized black market in Book Publishing and Arms Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 59,603 Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Group hugs break out during floor votes, blind students are at a disadvantage now that test papers printed in braille have been discontinued, maritime signalling has become tedious since only the Apoxian flag can be displayed, and in the Beginning was the Word and the Word was "Pragmatism". Crime is well under control. Apox's national animal is the Platypus, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is a major religion.

Apox is ranked 49,619th in the world and 30th in Esportiva for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 4,790.26 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,914thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 3,375thMost Influential: 3,572ndBest Weather: 3,640thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,178thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,187thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,598thLargest Black Market: 8,195thLargest Populations: 8,348thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,489thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,966thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,378thTop
Most Cultured: 13,445thMost Stationary: 15,037thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,750thHighest Economic Output: 15,934thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,026thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,129thHighest Food Quality: 16,655thMost Politically Free: 19,331stSmartest Citizens: 21,833rd
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionNudest: 7th in the region

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