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Most Influential: 2,241stLowest Crime Rates: 2,255thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,530th
The Kingdom of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Veni Vidi Vici
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Auralon

Population6.566 billion

LeaderKing Faustus

Currencygold
Animalcat

The Kingdom of Auralon is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Faustus with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 6.566 billion Auralonians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 91.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Auralonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,186 trillion golds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 180,753 golds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Picnickers are lucky if a few wasps are the only animals that trouble them, King Faustus is described as an everyday person with normal tastes and the usual interests, small shoes often wash up on the beach, and military information leaks are **REDACTED** by **REDACTED** in **REDACTED**. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Auralon's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Auralon is ranked 149,524th in the world and 4,998th in Lazarus for Safest, scoring 49.87 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most Influential: 2,241stLowest Crime Rates: 2,255thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,530thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,049thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,819thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,072ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,532ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,609thLargest Governments: 5,905thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,201stMost Developed: 6,312thMost Secular: 6,523rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,200thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,282ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,365thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,933rdHighest Average Incomes: 8,338thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,950thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,214thSmartest Citizens: 9,673rdMost Authoritarian: 10,011thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,333rdLongest Average Lifespans: 11,413thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,569thMost Efficient Economies: 11,691stMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,843rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,463rdHighest Economic Output: 13,966thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,170thBest Weather: 18,434thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,891st
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 31st in the regionMost Influential: 42nd in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 122nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 184th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 230th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 254th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 280th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 303rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 303rd in the regionLargest Governments: 317th in the regionMost Developed: 328th in the regionMost Secular: 334th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 340th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 395th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 414th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 436th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 442nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 471st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 481st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 501st in the regionMost Stationary: 516th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 523rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 602nd in the regionMost Extreme: 619th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 656th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 665th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 668th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 744th in the region

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