by Max Barry

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The Empire of
Democratic Socialists
When the fall is all there is, it matters.
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Average

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AriRoberts

Population1.135 billion

CapitalLyseum

CurrencyHoopla
AnimalWolverine

The Empire of AriRoberts is a massive, genial nation, renowned for its compulsory military service and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, devout population of 1.135 billion AriRobertsians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, with Welfare and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lyseum. The average income tax rate is 20.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient AriRobertsian economy, worth 52.3 trillion Hooplas a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 46,078 Hooplas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away, frustrated teenage boys are told that if they like it then they should have put a ring on it, paper and ink publications are subsidised by the government to keep them in the black, and Leader has just been declared ruler of AriRoberts in an international press conference. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. AriRoberts's national animal is the Wolverine, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

AriRoberts is ranked 37,336th in the world and 13th in Selene for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,138.96 Tourists Per Hour.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in AriRoberts, Leader has just been declared ruler of AriRoberts in an international press conference.
  • : Following new legislation in AriRoberts, paper and ink publications are subsidised by the government to keep them in the black.
  • : Following new legislation in AriRoberts, frustrated teenage boys are told that if they like it then they should have put a ring on it.
  • : Following new legislation in AriRoberts, the "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away.
  • : Following new legislation in AriRoberts, children asking questions about science are referred to relevant sections in religious texts.
  • : AriRoberts's influence in Selene rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Following new legislation in AriRoberts, recorded music can be rented but not bought from record companies.
  • : Following new legislation in AriRoberts, people who stay late at the office often come home to find their own funeral being planned.
  • : Following new legislation in AriRoberts, gambling is outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in AriRoberts, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma.

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