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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 234th Highest Average Tax Rates: 359th Lowest Crime Rates: 370th
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

Population13.309 billion

CapitalArdea
LeaderGrand Emperor Moriarty

CurrencyArdo
AnimalDonkey

The Greater Ardokian Empire of Ardoki is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Grand Emperor Moriarty with an iron fist, and remarkable for its closed borders, ubiquitous missile silos, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 13.309 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 3,243 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 243,682 Ardoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Ardoki is notorious for its citizens' infidelity, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality, arbitrary election rules are considered sacrosanct, and Brancalandian Brie isn't available anywhere in Ardoki. 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 3,912th in the world and 112th in the South Pacific for Most Cultured, scoring 167 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 234thHighest Average Tax Rates: 359thLowest Crime Rates: 370thLargest Welfare Programs: 417thLargest Governments: 425thMost Advanced Public Transport: 460thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 527thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 568thMost Subsidized Industry: 694thMost Pacifist: 908thMost Advanced Public Education: 957thHealthiest Citizens: 1,085thSafest: 1,267thSmartest Citizens: 1,393rdMost Developed: 1,660thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,896thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,109thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,236thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,305thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,316thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,521stLongest Average Lifespans: 2,791stNicest Citizens: 2,885thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,035thMost Efficient Economies: 3,036thHighest Economic Output: 3,109thHighest Average Incomes: 3,169thMost Cultured: 3,912thMost Inclusive: 4,426thMost Secular: 5,219thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,958thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,742ndLargest Publishing Industry: 7,311thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 9,888thLargest Populations: 14,186thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,321st
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 23rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 25th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 36th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 37th in the regionSafest: 39th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 45th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 49th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 49th in the regionMost Developed: 54th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 61st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 62nd in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 71st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 74th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 75th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 79th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 80th in the regionNicest Citizens: 101st in the regionMost Cultured: 112th in the regionMost Inclusive: 150th in the regionLargest Populations: 152nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 189th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 195th in the regionMost Secular: 197th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 202nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 220th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 374th in the regionMost Stationary: 459th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, Brancalandian Brie isn't available anywhere in Ardoki.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, arbitrary election rules are considered sacrosanct.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, Ardoki is notorious for its citizens' infidelity.
  • : 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.

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