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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 239thLowest Crime Rates: 358thHighest Average Tax Rates: 373rd
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

Population15.311 billion

CapitalArdea
LeaderFirst Citizen Moriarty

CurrencyArdo
AnimalDonkey

The Greater Ardokian Empire of Ardoki is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by First Citizen Moriarty with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory vegetarianism, pith helmet sales, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 15.311 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, socially-minded, well-organized 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 3,739 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 common. Average income is an amazing 244,259 Ardoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's faithful often say there is a higher power watching over them, third world countries are rich in "I Love Ardea" t-shirts, the government defends a woman's right to choose, and pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits. 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 3,387th in the world and 133rd in the South Pacific for Most Secular, with 98.73 Atheism Rate.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 239thLowest Crime Rates: 358thHighest Average Tax Rates: 373rdLargest Welfare Programs: 401stMost Advanced Public Transport: 439thLargest Governments: 468thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 636thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 686thMost Developed: 705thLongest Average Lifespans: 823rdMost Subsidized Industry: 988thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,005thHealthiest Citizens: 1,109thSafest: 1,163rdSmartest Citizens: 1,477thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,956thMost Pacifist: 1,999thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,002ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,147thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,324thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,605thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,807thNicest Citizens: 2,870thHighest Economic Output: 3,048thMost Efficient Economies: 3,081stMost Secular: 3,387thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,518thHighest Average Incomes: 3,612thMost Cultured: 3,842ndMost Inclusive: 5,058thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,463rdMost Beautiful Environments: 7,495thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,134thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,160thTop
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Largest Populations: 13,403rdMost Authoritarian: 14,704thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,233rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,382ndMost Stationary: 18,490th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 13th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 14th in the regionLargest Governments: 15th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 27th in the regionMost Developed: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 30th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 32nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 39th in the regionSafest: 39th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 47th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 49th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 55th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 59th in the regionMost Pacifist: 68th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 68th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 75th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 76th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 81st in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 88th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 98th in the regionNicest Citizens: 101st in the regionMost Cultured: 112th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 118th in the regionMost Secular: 133rd in the regionLargest Populations: 149th in the regionMost Inclusive: 173rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 191st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 208th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 238th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 239th in the regionMost Stationary: 356th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 495th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 594th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 716th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ardoki was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Ardoki was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, the government defends a woman's right to choose.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, third world countries are rich in "I Love Ardea" t-shirts.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, the nation's faithful often say there is a higher power watching over them.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, city workers have declared that rolling markets aren't good for business after all.
  • : Ardoki was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, athletic teenagers are among the wealthiest members of society.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardoki, power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky.

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