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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 910thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,011thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,837th
The Socialist Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
One People, One Nation, One Class
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Athlae

Population8.17 billion

CapitalAthenae
Leaderthe Workers' Council

CurrencyHielyon
AnimalPig

The Socialist Republic of Athlae is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Workers' Council with an iron fist, and remarkable for its avant-garde cinema, unlimited-speed roads, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful population of 8.17 billion Athlens are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Athenae. The average income tax rate is 97.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Athlen economy, worth a remarkable 1,021 trillion Hielyons a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 124,991 Hielyons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Marine biology students are shocked to discover that a whale is a mammal, absentminded citizens frequently converse with hallucinations, tax rises are attributed to divine will, and military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Athlae's national animal is the Pig, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Athlae is ranked 11,705th in the world and 691st in Lazarus for Lowest Crime Rates, with 91.87 law-abiding acts per hour.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 910thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,011thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,837thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,318thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,731stHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,787thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,831stMost Subsidized Industry: 3,626thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,331stLargest Governments: 4,666thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,936thMost Cultured: 5,566thMost Patriotic: 6,331stNicest Citizens: 7,421stMost Developed: 8,212thHighest Food Quality: 8,406thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,677thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,984thMost Inclusive: 9,086thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,673rdLongest Average Lifespans: 10,296thMost Pacifist: 10,773rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,885thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,028thLowest Crime Rates: 11,705thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,402ndMost Corrupt Governments: 13,781stSmartest Citizens: 14,445thMost Efficient Economies: 16,194thBest Weather: 17,275thHighest Economic Output: 18,787thHealthiest Citizens: 19,690thHighest Average Incomes: 21,803rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,460th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 45th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 63rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 76th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 95th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 117th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 124th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 130th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 156th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 186th in the regionLargest Governments: 212th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 216th in the regionMost Cultured: 284th in the regionMost Patriotic: 303rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 349th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 409th in the regionMost Developed: 411th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 441st in the regionMost Inclusive: 465th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 478th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 498th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 561st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 573rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 603rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 691st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 709th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 755th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 774th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 787th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 822nd in the regionNudest: 835th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 867th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 982nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 984th in the regionBest Weather: 1,013th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Athlae's influence in Lazarus rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Following new legislation in Athlae, military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames.
  • : Following new legislation in Athlae, tax rises are attributed to divine will.
  • : Following new legislation in Athlae, absentminded citizens frequently converse with hallucinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Athlae, marine biology students are shocked to discover that a whale is a mammal.
  • : Following new legislation in Athlae, the wreckages of bombed planes that litter Athlae are highly popular tourist destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Athlae, there's a bright dawn ahead for Athlae.
  • : Following new legislation in Athlae, access to the woods is only granted to those who bring a small shrubbery.
  • : Following new legislation in Athlae, the military will start wars with other nations on a lark.
  • : Following new legislation in Athlae, the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks.

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