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Auphelia was Condemned by Security Council Resolution # 307
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 187thMost Influential: 415thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,106th
The Independently Wealthy Widow of
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Population11.071 billion

CapitalThe Palace of Eternal Pleasure
LeaderThe Mother of Monsters and Maladies

CurrencyScathing Criticism

The Independently Wealthy Widow of Auphelia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Mother of Monsters and Maladies with a fair hand, and notable for its ritual sacrifices, soft-spoken computers, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 11.071 billion subjects hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Palace of Eternal Pleasure. The average income tax rate is 76.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient subject economy, worth a remarkable 1,535 trillion Scathing Criticisms a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 138,659 Scathing Criticisms, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany The Mother of Monsters and Maladies to meetings with foreign heads of state, the doctor has cold hands, and you're only as old as you feel. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Auphelia's national animal is the Unicorn, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Auphelia is ranked 251,196th in the world and 11,905th in the South Pacific for Most Patriotic, with 1.07 flags saluted per person per day.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 187thMost Influential: 415thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,106thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,186thBest Weather: 5,188thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,620thHighest Food Quality: 5,624thMost Cultured: 5,880thMost Pacifist: 6,563rdMost Inclusive: 6,681stLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,799thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,952ndNicest Citizens: 6,963rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,260thHealthiest Citizens: 7,318thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,369thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,375thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,391stLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,597thMost Developed: 8,206thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,364thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,398thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,803rdSmartest Citizens: 8,906thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,058thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,083rdMost Efficient Economies: 10,942ndNudest: 11,790thMost Stationary: 12,783rdHighest Economic Output: 12,998thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,004thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,097thTop
Largest Governments: 16,926thHighest Average Incomes: 18,562ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,209thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,894thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 25,971st
Most Influential: 17th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 24th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 99th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 113th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 169th in the regionMost Cultured: 173rd in the regionBest Weather: 174th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 177th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 211th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 215th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 220th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 224th in the regionMost Inclusive: 229th in the regionNudest: 232nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 233rd in the regionMost Stationary: 235th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 238th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 239th in the regionMost Pacifist: 240th in the regionNicest Citizens: 241st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 246th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 247th in the regionMost Developed: 248th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 253rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 254th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 256th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 260th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 262nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 292nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 302nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 315th in the regionLargest Populations: 322nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 372nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 454th in the regionLargest Governments: 462nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 527th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 619th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 843rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 869th in the regionLargest Black Market: 964th in the regionMost Politically Free: 1,068th in the regionRudest Citizens: 1,088th in the regionMost Secular: 1,106th in the region

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