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Most Authoritarian: 4,107th Most Conservative: 7,344th Most Extreme: 10,671st
The Armed Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Death to Dissent
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Developing
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Aradira

Population178 million

Currencylira
Animaldolphin

The Armed Republic of Aradira is a very large, genial nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical population of 178 million Aradirans 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 large, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 63.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Aradiran economy, worth 5.63 trillion lire 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, fairly diversified black market in Tourism, Automobile Manufacturing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Pizza Delivery. 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 31,641 lire, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aradira's national animal is the dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Aradira is ranked 101,046th in the world and 34th in Meillur for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 969.58 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Authoritarian: 4,107thMost Conservative: 7,344thTop
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Most Extreme: 10,671stMost Ignorant Citizens: 13,950th
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Aradira's influence in Meillur rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Aradira's influence in Meillur rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Aradira's influence in Meillur rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Aradira's influence in Meillur rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Aradira's influence in Meillur rose from "Zero" to "Minnow".
  • : Aradira was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian and Most Conservative and the Top 10% for Most Ignorant Citizens and Most Extreme.
  • : Aradira lodged a message on the Meillur Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Aradira, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway.
  • : Aradira relocated from The South Pacific to Meillur.
  • : Aradira altered its national flag.

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