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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 233rd Highest Average Tax Rates: 359th Lowest Crime Rates: 369th
The Greater Ardokian Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
It is Ardoki's destiny to rule the whole world!
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Ardoki

Population13.267 billion

CapitalArdea
LeaderGrand Emperor Moriarty

CurrencyArdo
AnimalDonkey

The Greater Ardokian Empire of Ardoki is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Grand Emperor Moriarty with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 13.267 billion Ardokians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

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 3,224 trillion Ardoes a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 243,044 Ardoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Trespassers entering Grand Emperor Moriarty's office are immediately vaporized, a new "thought police" branch is being developed, commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains, and the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded 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 33,159th in the world and 910th in the South Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 233rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 359thLowest Crime Rates: 369thLargest Welfare Programs: 406thLargest Governments: 426thMost Advanced Public Transport: 447thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 514thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 568thMost Subsidized Industry: 712thMost Pacifist: 900thMost Advanced Public Education: 946thHealthiest Citizens: 1,095thSafest: 1,264thSmartest Citizens: 1,413thMost Developed: 1,678thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,898thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,096thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,278thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,284thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,308thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,492ndLongest Average Lifespans: 2,842ndNicest Citizens: 2,866thMost Efficient Economies: 2,964thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,982ndHighest Economic Output: 3,075thHighest Average Incomes: 3,172ndMost Cultured: 3,901stMost Inclusive: 4,420thMost Secular: 5,489thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,286thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,734thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,226thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 9,697thLargest Populations: 13,968thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,254thMost Authoritarian: 15,988th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 24th in the regionMost Pacifist: 26th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 35th in the regionSafest: 38th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 39th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 43rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 46th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 49th in the regionMost Developed: 53rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 63rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 64th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 70th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 74th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 78th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 80th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 81st in the regionNicest Citizens: 101st in the regionMost Cultured: 110th in the regionMost Inclusive: 149th in the regionLargest Populations: 153rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 195th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 196th in the regionMost Secular: 201st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 202nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 225th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 354th in the regionMost Stationary: 463rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ardoki was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, a new "thought police" branch is being developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, trespassers entering Grand Emperor Moriarty's office are immediately vaporized.
  • : Ardoki was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, it's never "just a game" with Ardokian sports fans.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, the endangered saltwater humpback Donkey is only seen in captivity programs.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, tourists avoid using the nation's bugged phones and monitored internet.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, immersive video game experiences are interrupted by incessant disclaimer pop-ups.

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