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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd Fattest Citizens: 4th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th
The Miserable Land of
Compulsory Consumerist State
We're better than you
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Aramanchovia

Population16.545 billion

CapitalArazmaz
LeaderThe Leader
Faithworshipping The Leader

CurrencyCoin
AnimalFossil

The Miserable Land of Aramanchovia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, parental licensing program, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 16.545 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 Industry, although Defense is also considered important, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arazmaz. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Aramanchovian economy, worth an astonishing 12,292 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, Gambling, and Retail. Average income is a breathtaking 742,986 Coins, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,318,529 per year while the poor average 15,607, a ratio of 404 to 1.

Sanitary products are sold in brown paper at hairdressers' salons, caps with skulls on them are the height of fashion, bars are packed at all hours, and it is typical to be greeted by a string of curse words in Aramanchovian restaurants. Crime is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Aramanchovia's national animal is the Fossil, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is worshipping The Leader.

Aramanchovia is ranked 167,351st in the world and 146th in Rest In Peace for Most Developed, scoring 38.5 on the Human Development Index.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3rdFattest Citizens: 4thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6thMost Corrupt Governments: 9thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10thMost Avoided: 12thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 18thHighest Disposable Incomes: 23rdLargest Gambling Industry: 23rdLargest Retail Industry: 30thHighest Average Incomes: 40thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 41stMost Armed: 43rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 44thLargest Insurance Industry: 54thMost Scientifically Advanced: 59thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 62ndRudest Citizens: 73rdMost Secular: 77thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 83rdLargest Mining Sector: 121stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 124thHighest Crime Rates: 177thHighest Economic Output: 185thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 224thLargest Agricultural Sector: 331stMost Efficient Economies: 338thLargest Information Technology Sector: 426thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 428thNudest: 1,550thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,625thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,002ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,232ndLargest Black Market: 4,499thMost Pro-Market: 4,657thLargest Populations: 6,858thTop
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Most Influential: 9,713thHighest Drug Use: 12,360th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 8th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, it is typical to be greeted by a string of curse words in Aramanchovian restaurants.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, bars are packed at all hours.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, caps with skulls on them are the height of fashion.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, sanitary products are sold in brown paper at hairdressers' salons.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, torture is commonly used to extract information from suspected criminals.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, glassy-eyed Aramanchovian wives lifelessly chant "I love you" on command.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, the national anthem's only purpose is to inflate The Leader's ever-expanding ego.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails.
  • : Aramanchovia's influence in Rest In Peace rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".

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