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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 157thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 787thLargest Black Market: 843rd
The New Empire of
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For The New Empire!
Civil Rights
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Northern Ateria

Population9.354 billion

LeaderEmpress Nemo I


The New Empire of Northern Ateria is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Empress Nemo I with an iron fist, and remarkable for its strictly enforced bedtime, pith helmet sales, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 9.354 billion North Aterians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Industry, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Marin. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 90.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Northern Aterian economy, worth a remarkable 2,928 trillion Golds a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Retail, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 313,096 Golds, with the richest citizens earning 8.9 times as much as the poorest.

Ten-year-olds are applying for lemonade stand operator licences, weight loss clubs that guarantee losing a stone a month are talking about misplacing rocks, crocodile roadkill is smeared across the asphalt of the new Formula One track, and the backs of 'No Trespassing' signs were made for you and me. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Northern Ateria's national animal is the Lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Northern Ateria is ranked 110,728th in the world and 27th in Changuu for Nudest, with 120 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 157thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 787thLargest Black Market: 843rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 884thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 922ndLargest Mining Sector: 1,518thHighest Average Incomes: 1,722ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,998thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 2,427thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,524thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,724thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,782ndMost Efficient Economies: 3,652ndHighest Economic Output: 4,460thLargest Governments: 4,659thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,667thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,695thMost Avoided: 5,326thMost Armed: 5,390thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,927thMost Cultured: 6,087thMost Developed: 6,675thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,194thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,856thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,968thSmartest Citizens: 8,045thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,687thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,788thMost Inclusive: 9,197thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,283rdLowest Crime Rates: 10,430thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 11,990thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,059thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 14,267thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,647thLargest Insurance Industry: 19,026thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21,007thHealthiest Citizens: 21,300th
Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionTop
Most Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 11th in the region

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