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Largest Welfare Programs: 5,112thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,467thMost Secular: 10,807th
The Confederacy of
Father Knows Best State
Cars, Diesel, Gas and Airplanes are future
Thane Hammerstruck
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Athanes Empire

Population10.374 billion

CapitalAthanes Plains
LeaderThane Hammerstruck
FaithFire Lion

AnimalAthashian Boa Viper Snake

The Confederacy of Athanes Empire is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Thane Hammerstruck with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, rampant corporate plagiarism, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical population of 10.374 billion Athanes Empireans 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Athanes Plains. The average income tax rate is 78.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Athanes Empirean economy, worth a remarkable 1,102 trillion Athashians a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 106,257 Athashians, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Escargots have lost their charm ever since they started to be called 'cooked land snails', courses in how to boil water are popular for formerly microwave-reliant Athanes Empireans, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card, and soldiers who shoot themselves in the foot are regarded as heroes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Athanes Empire's national animal is the Athashian Boa Viper Snake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Fire Lion.

Athanes Empire is ranked 159,769th in the world and 92nd in The Free Nations Region for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 752.48 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Largest Welfare Programs: 5,112thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,467thMost Secular: 10,807thMost Cultured: 12,868thNicest Citizens: 13,814thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,481stMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,366thTop
Highest Food Quality: 16,118thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,975thLowest Crime Rates: 17,402ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,175thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18,403rdMost Developed: 19,283rdHighest Poor Incomes: 20,673rdHighest Economic Output: 22,007thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,433rdHealthiest Citizens: 22,852ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23,201stMost Advanced Public Education: 23,268thBest Weather: 23,428thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23,726thMost Stationary: 23,782ndMost Subsidized Industry: 24,022ndLargest Governments: 24,146thMost Inclusive: 24,213thMost Efficient Economies: 26,330thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 27,555thMost Beautiful Environments: 28,431stMost Influential: 29,249th
Most Stationary: 11th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16th in the region

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