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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 228thHighest Average Tax Rates: 393rdLargest Welfare Programs: 394th
The Social Democratic Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
It is Ardoki's destiny to rule the whole world!
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Ardoki

Population16.795 billion

CapitalArdea
LeaderMinister-President Moriarty

CurrencyArdo
AnimalDonkey

The Social Democratic Republic of Ardoki is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Minister-President Moriarty with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, aversion to nipples, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 16.795 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 4,107 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 244,572 Ardoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The new airport at Mr. Giles' farm is panicking his sheep, the Ardokian Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances, parking's carefree without parking car fees, and soldiers on first dates introduce themselves only by their ranks and serial numbers. 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 6,954th in the world and 204th in the South Pacific for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 34,073.94 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,423rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,427thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,713thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,894thHighest Economic Output: 3,012thNicest Citizens: 3,183rdMost Secular: 3,551stMost Efficient Economies: 3,712thMost Cultured: 3,798thHighest Average Incomes: 3,806thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,067thHighest Food Quality: 4,593rdMost Inclusive: 5,645thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,954thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,717thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,993rdMost Rebellious Youth: 9,162ndTop
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Most Authoritarian: 13,169thLargest Populations: 13,408thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,893rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,407th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 14th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 15th in the regionLargest Governments: 17th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19th in the regionMost Developed: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 29th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 41st in the regionSafest: 42nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 44th in the regionMost Patriotic: 47th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 52nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 55th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 56th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 60th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 67th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 77th in the regionMost Pacifist: 85th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 86th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 86th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 108th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 111th in the regionNicest Citizens: 112th in the regionMost Secular: 114th in the regionMost Cultured: 115th in the regionLargest Populations: 151st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 161st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 171st in the regionMost Inclusive: 198th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 204th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 227th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 258th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 279th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 580th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 611th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 611th in the region

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