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Most Efficient Economies: 7th Lowest Crime Rates: 177th Healthiest Citizens: 202nd
The Empire of
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Post hoc ergo propter hoc
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The Empire of Ater Nox is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Emperor Nox with an even hand, and renowned for its strictly enforced bedtime, prohibition of alcohol, and ubiquitous missile silos. The compassionate, humorless population of 12.948 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 3,339 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 257,917 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 1,352nd in the world and 39th in 10000 Islands for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 97.36 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

Most Efficient Economies: 7thLowest Crime Rates: 177thHealthiest Citizens: 202ndMost Pacifist: 261stSafest: 317thLargest Governments: 329thHighest Average Tax Rates: 332ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 352ndHighest Poor Incomes: 376thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 398thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 490thSmartest Citizens: 563rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 623rdMost Advanced Public Education: 629thLargest Welfare Programs: 717thMost Developed: 726thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 803rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,143rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,352ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,484thTop
Best Weather: 1,804thHighest Average Incomes: 1,985thHighest Economic Output: 2,058thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,189thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,195thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,273rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,309thNicest Citizens: 2,439thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,263rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,329thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,834thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,654thMost Inclusive: 4,987thMost Influential: 5,491stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,495thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,036thTop
Largest Populations: 8,385thMost Cultured: 9,098thMost Income Equality: 12,229th
Lowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 28th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 33rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 34th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 39th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 42nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 45th in the regionBest Weather: 49th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 51st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 54th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 55th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 57th in the regionNicest Citizens: 61st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 70th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 76th in the regionLargest Populations: 87th in the regionMost Income Equality: 91st in the regionMost Inclusive: 119th in the region

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