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Apox

Population17.923 billion

CapitalDwile
LeaderLorcan Oberhausen
Faitha major religion

CurrencyPound
AnimalPlatypus

The Oxymoron of Apox is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Lorcan Oberhausen with a fair hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, public floggings, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 17.923 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 77.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Apoxian economy, worth a remarkable 1,023 trillion Pounds 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, highly specialized black market in Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Information Technology. 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 57,122 Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fitness to teach sport is proven by urinating the furthest up a wall, the Apoxian delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...", the government's suicide hotline now redirects callers to local tax lawyers, and children as young as eight can present logical proofs for the existence of the afterlife. Crime is relatively low. 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 3,295th in the world and 1st in Esportiva for Most Influential, scoring 26,559 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,360thMost Influential: 3,295thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,355thBest Weather: 3,859thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,409thLargest Black Market: 7,144thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,372ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,120thLargest Populations: 8,533rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,201stMost Advanced Public Education: 10,696thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,729thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 11,153rdMost Cultured: 12,958thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,525thMost Politically Free: 16,601stHighest Economic Output: 16,672ndMost Stationary: 17,077thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,264thSmartest Citizens: 21,797th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the region

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