by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 3,493rd Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,655th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,728th
The Democratic State of
Psychotic Dictatorship
All Hail Walter, All Hail Arul
Walter Jones
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population2.537 billion

LeaderWalter Jones
FaithNot Applicable

AnimalThe Arulian spotted Gecko

The Democratic State of Arul is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Walter Jones with an iron fist, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, avowedly heterosexual populace, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.537 billion Arulians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Solinas. The average income tax rate is 67.7%.

The strong Arulian economy, worth 214 trillion Shillings a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 84,662 Shillings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

Women who display their ankles are shunned by society, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare, stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence, and all guns must be registered. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arul's national animal is the The Arulian spotted Gecko, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Not Applicable.

Arul is ranked 43,968th in the world and 31st in Ridgefield for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 109.28 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Influential: 3,493rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,655thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,728thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,069thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,365thMost Authoritarian: 8,290thTop
Largest Black Market: 8,767thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,298thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,605thMost Conservative: 10,331stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,732ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,607th
Most Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Arul was endorsed by The Empire of Brazil Imperio.
  • : Arul was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Following new legislation in Arul, all guns must be registered.
  • : Following new legislation in Arul, stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence.
  • : Arul was endorsed by The Holy Superior of Holy Bolivar Empire.
  • : Following new legislation in Arul, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare.
  • : Arul was endorsed by The Dictatorship of Die Riech.
  • : Arul was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Arul, women who display their ankles are shunned by society.
  • : Arul lodged a message on the Ridgefield Regional Message Board.


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