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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 210th Largest Welfare Programs: 371st Highest Average Tax Rates: 383rd
The Social Democratic Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Order, Justice, Solidarity!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population9.804 billion

LeaderChairperson Moriarty
FaithSocial Democracy


The Social Democratic Republic of Ardoki is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Chairperson Moriarty with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 9.804 billion Ardokians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. 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 2,167 trillion Ardoes a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Uranium Mining, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 221,043 Ardoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Whenever pilots have to bail out the government bails out their company, the government has an entire department dedicated to staring at microscopes and writing down letters, the government tries not to listen to the people unless it absolutely has to, and the government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress. 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, and its national religion is Social Democracy.

Ardoki is ranked 371st in the world and 9th in the South Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 15,998.11 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 210thLargest Welfare Programs: 371stHighest Average Tax Rates: 383rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 449thLowest Crime Rates: 452ndLargest Governments: 486thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 575thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 615thMost Influential: 678thSafest: 766thMost Pacifist: 1,013thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,031stMost Advanced Public Education: 1,071stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,125thMost Secular: 1,496thMost Developed: 1,696thTop
Smartest Citizens: 1,903rdHealthiest Citizens: 2,015thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,525thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,727thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,835thMost Efficient Economies: 3,339thHighest Average Incomes: 3,750thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,796thNicest Citizens: 4,252ndHighest Economic Output: 4,351stMost Rebellious Youth: 4,917thMost Inclusive: 5,030thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,145thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,759thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,786thMost Cultured: 5,807thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 11,712thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,371stLargest Mining Sector: 16,332ndLargest Populations: 16,735thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,511th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionMost Influential: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 26th in the regionSafest: 26th in the regionMost Pacifist: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 35th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 35th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 43rd in the regionMost Secular: 47th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 53rd in the regionMost Developed: 56th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 61st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 65th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 72nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 76th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 89th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 91st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 117th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 124th in the regionNicest Citizens: 129th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 145th in the regionMost Cultured: 147th in the regionMost Inclusive: 152nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 164th in the regionLargest Populations: 216th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 317th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 420th in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 482nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 511th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ardoki's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Ardoki changed its national faith to "Social Democracy" and its leader to "Chairperson Moriarty".
  • : Ardoki's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Ardoki's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Ardoki relocated from Balder to The South Pacific.
  • : Ardoki's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Ardoki's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Ardoki was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Ardoki's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Ardoki was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.


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