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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 213th Highest Average Tax Rates: 334th Lowest Crime Rates: 350th
The Commonwealth of
Father Knows Best State
For the common good!
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Ardoki

Population10.513 billion

CapitalArdea
LeaderChairman Moriarty

CurrencyArdo
AnimalDonkey

The Commonwealth of Ardoki is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Chairman Moriarty with an iron fist, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, otherworldly petting zoo, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 10.513 billion Ardokians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ardea. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Ardokian economy, worth a remarkable 2,452 trillion Ardoes a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 233,301 Ardoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls, balaclava manufacturers are held criminally culpable for bank heists, those who investigate UFOs tend to wake up delirious on abandoned roads, and conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ardoki's national animal is the Donkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ardoki is ranked 50,346th in the world and 2,036th in the South Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 3,075.86 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 213thHighest Average Tax Rates: 334thLowest Crime Rates: 350thLargest Welfare Programs: 361stLargest Governments: 410thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 453rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 474thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 622ndMost Subsidized Industry: 775thMost Advanced Public Education: 925thMost Pacifist: 1,125thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,174thSafest: 1,378thSmartest Citizens: 1,496thHealthiest Citizens: 1,544thTop
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Most Developed: 1,637thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,182ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,204thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,609thHighest Average Incomes: 3,227thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,255thMost Efficient Economies: 3,316thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,723rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,740thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,870thHighest Economic Output: 3,873rdNicest Citizens: 4,069thMost Cultured: 4,511thMost Inclusive: 5,122ndMost Rebellious Youth: 7,208thMost Secular: 7,785thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 8,072ndMost Beautiful Environments: 9,948thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,555th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 28th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 37th in the regionMost Pacifist: 38th in the regionSafest: 41st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 48th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 50th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 51st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 60th in the regionMost Developed: 60th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 63rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 74th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 81st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 84th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 86th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 117th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 118th in the regionMost Cultured: 126th in the regionNicest Citizens: 133rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 174th in the regionMost Inclusive: 179th in the regionLargest Populations: 214th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 259th in the regionMost Secular: 260th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 304th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 354th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 529th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 571st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, those who investigate UFOs tend to wake up delirious on abandoned roads.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, balaclava manufacturers are held criminally culpable for bank heists.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, the nation's reinforced coffee tables are constructed to survive an atomic blast.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event.
  • : Ardoki published "History Stuff (WIP)" (Factbook: History).
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, euthanasia is legal.

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