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Highest Poor Incomes: 377thLargest Information Technology Sector: 399thLargest Agricultural Sector: 535th
The Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Forward, Onward, Upwards
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Aroni

Population5.036 billion

CapitalGuzbek
LeaderSeth Smith

CurrencyDollar
AnimalEagle

The Republic of Aroni is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Seth Smith with an iron fist, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, frequent executions, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 5.036 billion Aronians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Guzbek. The average income tax rate is 55.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Aronian economy, worth a remarkable 1,808 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 359,072 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The tools of the trade for landmine clearance appear to be copious amounts of gasoline and a box of matches, Seth Smith's webseries about the alleged hauntings of Guzbek generates millions of views, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, and Members of Parliament operate under a PAYE scheme. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aroni's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Aroni is ranked 182,877th in the world and 1st in The Authoritarian Confederacy for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.37 Crimes Per Hour.

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1%
Highest Poor Incomes: 377thLargest Information Technology Sector: 399thLargest Agricultural Sector: 535thHighest Average Incomes: 1,029thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,032ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,071stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,081stLowest Crime Rates: 1,279thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,326thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,550thLargest Black Market: 1,603rdTop
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Smartest Citizens: 1,959thMost Developed: 2,088thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,308thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,737thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,835thMost Efficient Economies: 3,116thMost Secular: 3,464thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,398thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,429thRudest Citizens: 4,489thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,850thNudest: 4,916thLargest Governments: 5,413thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,299thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,370thLargest Mining Sector: 6,537thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,699thMost Inclusive: 7,145thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,348thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,663rdHighest Economic Output: 8,053rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,377thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,424thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 9,293rdMost Advanced Public Education: 11,529thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,755thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,094thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,926th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aroni, Members of Parliament operate under a PAYE scheme.
  • : Following new legislation in Aroni, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • : Following new legislation in Aroni, Seth Smith's webseries about the alleged hauntings of Guzbek generates millions of views.
  • : Aroni was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Aroni, the tools of the trade for landmine clearance appear to be copious amounts of gasoline and a box of matches.
  • : Following new legislation in Aroni, citizens who plan overseas vacations are barred from running for political office.
  • : Following new legislation in Aroni, the government violently suppresses separatist movements.
  • : Aroni was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Following new legislation in Aroni, more money is spent on policing the welfare system for abuse than on the welfare system itself.
  • : Following new legislation in Aroni, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations.

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