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Most Inclusive: 898thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,112thMost Cultured: 1,315th
The Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Fortes Fortuna Iuvat
Isaac Katsumoto
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Aetherian Isles

Population8.584 billion

LeaderIsaac Katsumoto

AnimalHumpback Whale

The Commonwealth of The Aetherian Isles is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Isaac Katsumoto with a fair hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, state-planned economy, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.584 billion Aetherians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aerunath. The average income tax rate is 95.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Aetherian economy, worth a remarkable 1,715 trillion Credits 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 Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 199,827 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It's often raining men (hallelujah) in Aerunath, passengers often cause a stink on public transport, the news is showing footage of Isaac Katsumoto bullying an old man to the point of tears, and bored politicians often entertain themselves with games of Simon during important votes. Crime is totally unknown. The Aetherian Isles's national animal is the Humpback Whale, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Omnism.

The Aetherian Isles is ranked 58,806th in the world and 2,688th in Lazarus for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 1.89 Bank.

Most Inclusive: 898thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,112thMost Cultured: 1,315thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,571stNicest Citizens: 1,581stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,683rdHighest Drug Use: 1,775thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,799thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,857thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,874thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,072ndMost Rebellious Youth: 2,266thTop
Smartest Citizens: 3,028thBest Weather: 3,042ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,083rdMost Pacifist: 3,208thMost Developed: 3,274thMost Efficient Economies: 3,433rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,692ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,912thLargest Governments: 4,643rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,963rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,130thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,304thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,817thRudest Citizens: 6,055thHighest Average Incomes: 6,602ndLongest Average Lifespans: 7,419thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,793rdHighest Economic Output: 9,838thNudest: 9,902ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,563rdTop
Healthiest Citizens: 12,306thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,463rdMost Secular: 14,618thLowest Crime Rates: 15,520thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,648thMost Politically Free: 17,344th
Highest Drug Use: 19th in the regionMost Inclusive: 24th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 47th in the regionMost Cultured: 53rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 60th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 62nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 71st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 72nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 73rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 77th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 93rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 95th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 132nd in the regionMost Developed: 134th in the regionBest Weather: 135th in the regionMost Pacifist: 136th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 136th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 143rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 151st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 167th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 182nd in the regionLargest Governments: 231st in the regionMost Politically Free: 231st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 244th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 260th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 279th in the regionRudest Citizens: 286th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 287th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 340th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 356th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 376th in the regionNudest: 401st in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 487th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 633rd in the regionMost Extreme: 655th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 681st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 755th in the regionMost Secular: 802nd in the region

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