by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,167thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,145thMost Authoritarian: 4,483rd
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Offer Your Hearts
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population284 million



The Empire of Ardretia is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its vat-grown people, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 284 million Ardretians 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, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eldia. The average income tax rate is 79.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Ardretian economy, worth 17.4 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 61,313 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves, local mafias have a tough time disposing of dead snitches without catching the attention of recycling authorities, vital intelligence-gathering activities are often put on hold for Call of Honor tournaments, and government agents scour baking periodicals for subversive recipes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ardretia's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ardretia is ranked 181,425th in the world and 7,898th in The North Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -187.94 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,167thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 4,145thMost Authoritarian: 4,483rdMost Influential: 5,397thTop
Most Conservative: 11,909thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,155thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,968thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,997thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,866thHealthiest Citizens: 16,168thMost Extreme: 16,351stLowest Crime Rates: 17,078thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,035thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,400thBest Weather: 18,412thMost Pacifist: 20,188thMost Secular: 20,496th
Most Authoritarian: 214th in the regionMost Extreme: 311th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 387th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 528th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 649th in the regionMost Conservative: 653rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 683rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 729th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 805th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 811th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 839th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 858th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ardretia, government agents scour baking periodicals for subversive recipes.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardretia, vital intelligence-gathering activities are often put on hold for Call of Honor tournaments.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardretia, local mafias have a tough time disposing of dead snitches without catching the attention of recycling authorities.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardretia, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves.
  • : Ardretia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist and Best Weather.
  • : Ardretia endorsed The Confederacy of Magna Banitia.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardretia, pro-democracy regime change has been avoided.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardretia, a soldier's body is a temple.
  • : Following new legislation in Ardretia, excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions.
  • : Ardretia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Nuremgard".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 169 » Shibutani, Buckhem, Daiz, Hamerica, Kragsgale, Newpromisedland, Guer Aike, Highton Islands, The Rhein States, Yaorozu, Ihese, Koda-Land, Territorio di Nessuno, WeKnow, Erubetia, New Lakemba, New Jamgra, Pazair, Arichia, Amerian States, Noahs Second Country, Brucklania, The Tampa Bay Rays, Fauzjhia, Lux Conos, Zzozona, Omnistria, Abject Ludicrosity, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Xipher, Maclare, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Great Bights Mum, Zumlandia, Xagill, Dar es Saalam, Corfad, Damsmel, Dreadton, Wineclaw, Kocherian, Astal Aavors, Sundred, Siwale, El Fiji Grande, Frances Francis the First of France, Empy, The Calabash Protectorate, Dabarastan, Sikol, and 119 others.Simone Republic, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Notyoutopia, Praeceps, 1 very fast endotarter, Illusia and Neverendia, United Kahndaq, Kranostav, Ethnon, Interdimensional Zone, Principia Mathematica, North Bratislava, Pallaith, Malta Comino Gozo, Ultra777, Prydania, Andexia, Solskjar, Schnuftelland, Sil Dorsett, Xyrron, Westinor, Irunjarai, Seanat, Yokciq Empire, Ihsan, Frahnkzaden, Moubarakistan, Zokk, Clan Spaniel, Napnomadia, U S Eh, Great Vritania, Godwanna, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Ravendi, Votak Matim, Libertania Democratica, Maott, Sunto, Heilhum Imperius, Selfgradatude, Eschatosia, Valhalla123, Orado, Vincone Cae, Runeda, The Iron Lions, Draconian Progression, McMasterdonia, Harjad, Eywaan, Havonosa, Hardscrabble, Therizia, Neu-Galicia, Aerilia, ArizonaRepublic, Embauba, Fel Imass, Visse, Chukstik Illahi, East Supple Lund, Verytas, Lotion Empire, Ver Testua, Tikariot, Warancia, Multius, Cretox State, Morover, Notun Ahom, Unsophisticate, Abonland, Asticed Hown Islands, Integriata, Healiopolis, Sisang, Karakalpak Republic, Dakota Territories, Orogonia, Secularus, Dangine, Jestings, PotatoFarmers, Termathe, Advancia-Sizzletown, Immenium, Necromonia, Nouvelle-Floride, Holy Oranz, Gweithwyr, Loutsland, TLTland, Shadowrik, Outer Shenendoah, Nuevo Navarre, Amprak, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Valentine Z, Yalkan, Glanst, Bacciatto, Comfed, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Elvoreto, Arimbia, Diplomasqi, The Kingdom Of Wagies, Old Emporia, The Austro Germanic Union, Chips and Guac, Cape Flower, Navsland, Lulubellia, Rozarus, Ozstan, Cosmosplosion, and Magna Banitia.

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