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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,016thMost Influential: 2,957thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,500th
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Aurora Road

Population768 million

CapitalIdyll City
LeaderDr Philip Lambert


The Republic of Aurora Road is a huge, safe nation, ruled by Dr Philip Lambert with a fair hand, and notable for its avant-garde cinema, daily referendums, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 768 million Aurora Roadians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Idyll City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 14.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Aurora Roadian economy, worth 104 trillion sequoias a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 135,477 sequoias, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 525,418 per year while the poor average 23,927, a ratio of 22.0 to 1.

The ongoing space elevator construction project has elevated the national debt to all new levels, euthanasia is illegal, drug lords often avoid prison time by teaching "chemistry" classes to underprivileged youth, and greenhouses are regularly raided by the police. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aurora Road's national animal is the Swan, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Aurora Road is ranked 33,002nd in the world and 687th in The North Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 21.96 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,016thTop
Most Influential: 2,957thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,500thLargest Retail Industry: 4,818thNudest: 5,863rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,391stLargest Mining Sector: 7,017thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,287thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 14,526thLargest Insurance Industry: 15,675thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17,530thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18,704thHighest Average Incomes: 19,668thMost Developed: 20,273rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,387thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 21,563rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 23,860thMost Subsidized Industry: 25,912th
Highest Disposable Incomes: 168th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 174th in the regionNudest: 182nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 226th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 228th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 362nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 507th in the regionRudest Citizens: 572nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 618th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 636th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 663rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 687th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 767th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 806th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 850th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 885th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 996th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1,002nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,012th in the regionMost Developed: 1,034th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,138th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,151st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,255th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,263rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1,378th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Aurora Road was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Road, greenhouses are regularly raided by the police.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Road, drug lords often avoid prison time by teaching "chemistry" classes to underprivileged youth.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Road, euthanasia is illegal.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Road, the ongoing space elevator construction project has elevated the national debt to all new levels.
  • : Aurora Road voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Safe Disposal of Nuclear Waste".
  • : Aurora Road was endorsed by The Free Land of Aermolia.
  • : Aurora Road was endorsed by The Communist Federation of Misthas.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Road, no one engages in 'locker room talk' any more.
  • : Aurora Road endorsed The Empire of Twinbrook.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 181 » Corfad, Shibutani, Regallio, Q w e r t y, Bongo Mountain, Frances Francis the First of France, Aerilia, Lulubellia, Siwale, Great Bights Mum, Hardscrabble, Sinelona, Waystar Fujiwara International, Ellbonnia, Pallaith, Guer Aike, Gorundu, Card Kingdom, Simone Republic, Tachycardia, Bankowiata, The Rhein States, Valentine Z, Yaorozu, Ethnon, Notyoutopia, Dreadton, Aenglaland, Dar es Saalam, Ayuzhhhhh, The Erie Doctrine, Parpyduckland, Koda-Land, Hozhor, GPT-3, Oannia, Sojenre, Pazair, Harjad, ForestMythal, KAP03land, Former English Colony, Federation Terra Australis, Wilkshire, Kastonvia, Kandorith, Ohiyo, New Lakemba, North Bratislava, Laudesia, and 131 others.Inspiratus, Sil Dorsett, Hops and Malt, Myrenia, Warnen, 1 very fast endotarter, Aryan Homeland, The Arverni Lands, Buckerino, Hulldom, El Guajuila, Kwaj, Flurbleland, Bagojo, Ardonii, Loli County, Tyirza, XD 2, Leo Islands, Xagill, Constantinolia, Kranostav, Dakota Territories, Hoppem, Votak Matim, Unshleepd, Wineclaw, Loutsland, Pinguioris, Ilonan, Cobolica, Zaldir, Low Woodland, Gragadoia, Sunto, United Kahndaq, Filibustra, United Soviet State of North Amerika, Yellops, Hippogriffia, Steampunk Ariel, Varisland, Gurou, PotatoFarmers, SORT, Seanat, -Azteca Mexico, Maott, New Trisone, Amerislovakia, Landraya, Weeb cult, Intion North, Orado, Omicron Persei V111, Cuandolosimpostoress Onrealmentesuspicaz, La F, Imperial Pieserged, Travislavania, Plangainer, Valiacorkit, Jupi Utopia, Satyrosia, United States of Dictators, Khoik, Clan Spaniel, Galbadiana, Sannius, Napnap, TamilPesum, Prevaland, Artoriticitys, Dinoium, Rainengrad, Joodey, Joanista, Tsandonown, The Zheng Dynasty, Heilhum Imperius, Wisconsota, Blyskalia, Selfgradatude, The Jerichowan Country, Bardopia, Kormisia, Tape, Mk Steele, Pinky Queen, Marganza, Nothing Of Value, Testnation223, Sakupolis, Capablanca, Omnistria, Banaus, Unitarian Universalism, Piura, Second Provania, Brandenburg-Ansbach, Zyvetskistaahn, Scroplia, Dai Nippon Teikaku, Perikuresu, Eurochina, Communist Beijing Must be China, Miyasaka, Praestania, Libertarianists States, Surb Clant, Nordic-British Union, Smib, Diodone, Iviedi, Ishtimbine, Sechiole, Berke Khan, Left Knees, Orhtezia, Antiyard, Guslantis, Sea Star Islands, Liberepublia, Yamantau, Hopenadya, Meadowfields, Aekp, Lumnoscherya, Yokciq Empire, SteelFists, Twinbrook, and Misthas.