by Max Barry

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 8th Fattest Citizens: 8th Most Corrupt Governments: 14th
The Miserable Land of
Compulsory Consumerist State
We're better than you
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Miserable Land of Aramanchovia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Leader with an iron fist, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, ritual sacrifices, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 13.683 billion Aramanchovians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order and Industry are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arazmaz. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Aramanchovian economy, worth a remarkable 9,332 trillion Coins a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 682,024 Coins, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,431,835 per year while the poor average 20,358, a ratio of 266 to 1.

The military patrols the streets in search of possible secessionists, whales in captivity live in little more than glorified goldfish bowls, formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming, and The Leader makes and breaks shaky peace deals in 140 characters or less. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Aramanchovia's national animal is the Spined Tiger Bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is worshipping The Leader.

Aramanchovia is ranked 5,669th in the world and 97th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 8,324.47 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 8thFattest Citizens: 8thMost Corrupt Governments: 14thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 23rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 25thMost Avoided: 30thLargest Retail Industry: 37thHighest Average Incomes: 41stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 42ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 45thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 50thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 50thMost Scientifically Advanced: 62ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 65thLargest Insurance Industry: 67thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 68thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 88thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 93rdLargest Gambling Industry: 118thLargest Mining Sector: 145thRudest Citizens: 161stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 272ndHighest Economic Output: 275thMost Secular: 288thMost Efficient Economies: 349thLargest Agricultural Sector: 356thLargest Information Technology Sector: 362ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 517thLowest Crime Rates: 1,490thTop
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Largest Governments: 1,763rdNudest: 2,149thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,406thMost Armed: 3,114thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,155thMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,257thLargest Black Market: 4,101stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,594thMost Pro-Market: 4,655thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,669thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,405thMost Influential: 7,389thTop
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Largest Populations: 7,627thMost Extreme: 10,248thMost Stationary: 12,763rd
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Highest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11th in the regionMost Secular: 15th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 18th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 31st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 32nd in the regionLargest Governments: 35th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 59th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 64th in the regionLargest Populations: 64th in the regionNudest: 70th in the regionMost Armed: 80th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 85th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 87th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 97th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 126th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 136th in the regionMost Stationary: 290th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 334th in the regionMost Extreme: 378th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, The Leader makes and breaks shaky peace deals in 140 characters or less.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, whales in captivity live in little more than glorified goldfish bowls.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, the military patrols the streets in search of possible secessionists.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, distrust of taps has many people bathing only with bottled mineral water.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, exam halls are littered with used needles and empty pill bottles.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, inter-species marriages are ignored by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
  • : Aramanchovia lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Aramanchovia lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.

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