by Max Barry

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 3,767thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,477thNicest Citizens: 5,008th
The Republic of
Left-Leaning College State
The Place of Dawn on the World!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population5.526 billion

LeaderThe Imperial Council

AnimalForest Panther

The Republic of Atheara is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by The Imperial Council with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 5.526 billion Athearans enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Astena. The average income tax rate is 92.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Athearan economy, worth a remarkable 1,022 trillion Arthertas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 184,952 Arthertas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

On graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons, cheese lovers have a case of the bleus, code enforcement officers circle wealthy Athearans like vultures, and the nation's generous tax credits have brought all the film studios to the yard. Crime is totally unknown. Atheara's national animal is the Forest Panther, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Atheara is ranked 126,385th in the world and 4,777th in Osiris for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring 2,102.92 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 3,767thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,477thNicest Citizens: 5,008thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,454thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,534thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,771stMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,423rdMost Inclusive: 6,640thMost Developed: 6,693rdSmartest Citizens: 6,862ndLargest Governments: 7,091stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,190thMost Efficient Economies: 7,451stLargest Welfare Programs: 7,478thHighest Food Quality: 7,719thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,721stLongest Average Lifespans: 9,191stMost Pacifist: 9,268thMost Cultured: 9,273rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,503rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,071stMost Beautiful Environments: 10,387thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,693rdHighest Average Incomes: 11,036thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,220thLowest Crime Rates: 12,161stMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,176thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,937thHealthiest Citizens: 14,293rdTop
Most Secular: 15,413thNudest: 16,443rdMost Rebellious Youth: 18,247thBest Weather: 18,615thLargest Retail Industry: 24,930thSafest: 25,697thHighest Economic Output: 26,493rd
Most Cheerful Citizens: 184th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 220th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 232nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 237th in the regionNicest Citizens: 237th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 266th in the regionMost Inclusive: 307th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 313th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 319th in the regionMost Developed: 321st in the regionLargest Governments: 340th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 366th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 377th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 381st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 397th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 410th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 463rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 466th in the regionMost Pacifist: 514th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 518th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 570th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 573rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 582nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 594th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 639th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 690th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 745th in the regionNudest: 764th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 768th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 798th in the regionMost Secular: 858th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 908th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 955th in the regionMost Influential: 960th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Atheara was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Atheara's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Atheara altered its national flag.
  • : Atheara was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Atheara ceased to exist in Anaia.
  • : Atheara was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Atheara was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Atheara was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Atheara was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Atheara was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.