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Most Efficient Economies: 7th Lowest Crime Rates: 203rd Healthiest Citizens: 225th
The Empire of
Democratic Socialists
Post hoc ergo propter hoc
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Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
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Ater Nox

Population14.02 billion

CapitalAteria City
LeaderEmperor Nox
Faitha major religion

CurrencyAterian Dollar
AnimalPhoenix

The Empire of Ater Nox is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Nox with an even hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, humorless population of 14.02 billion Aterians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ateria City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Aterian economy, worth a remarkable 3,603 trillion Aterian Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 257,035 Aterian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is notorious for leaving citizens with almost nothing from their inheritance, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure, and soldiers are equipped with multi-million Aterian Dollar battlesuits. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ater Nox's national animal is the Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is a major religion.

Ater Nox is ranked 639th in the world and 21st in 10000 Islands for Smartest Citizens, with 220.92 Quips Per Hour.

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Most Efficient Economies: 7thLowest Crime Rates: 203rdHealthiest Citizens: 225thMost Pacifist: 283rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 312thSafest: 335thLargest Governments: 359thHighest Average Tax Rates: 365thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 386thHighest Poor Incomes: 497thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 555thMost Advanced Public Transport: 571stSmartest Citizens: 639thMost Advanced Public Education: 698thLargest Welfare Programs: 704thMost Developed: 905thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 952ndLongest Average Lifespans: 1,372ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,473rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,530thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,007thBest Weather: 2,065thHighest Average Incomes: 2,225thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,276thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,330thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,423rdNicest Citizens: 2,621stMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,721stMost Beautiful Environments: 3,666thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,819thMost Influential: 4,722ndMost Corrupt Governments: 5,073rdMost Inclusive: 5,405thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,879thLargest Populations: 7,985thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,069thTop
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Most Cultured: 9,163rdMost Income Equality: 13,908th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionMost Pacifist: 8th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 17th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 25th in the regionMost Developed: 26th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 33rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 37th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 38th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 41st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 42nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 48th in the regionBest Weather: 52nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 54th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 54th in the regionNicest Citizens: 56th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 58th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 59th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 71st in the regionLargest Populations: 86th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 93rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 99th in the region

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