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Most Inclusive: 1,042ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,129thHighest Food Quality: 1,238th
The Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Fortes Fortuna Iuvat
Isaac Katsumoto
Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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The Aetherian Isles

Population9.267 billion

CapitalAerunath
LeaderIsaac Katsumoto
FaithOmnism

CurrencyCredit
AnimalHumpback Whale

The Commonwealth of The Aetherian Isles is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Isaac Katsumoto with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 9.267 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 1,851 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 227,166th in the world and 8,147th in Osiris for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 19.74 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Most Inclusive: 1,042ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,129thHighest Food Quality: 1,238thMost Cultured: 1,343rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,660thNicest Citizens: 1,704thHighest Drug Use: 1,728thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,768thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,814thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,075thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,117thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,171stMost Rebellious Youth: 2,224thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 3,166thBest Weather: 3,220thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,285thMost Pacifist: 3,439thMost Developed: 3,454thMost Efficient Economies: 3,759thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,850thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,093rdLargest Governments: 4,825thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,009thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,296thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,400thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,690thRudest Citizens: 5,944thHighest Average Incomes: 6,885thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,782ndLongest Average Lifespans: 7,820thNudest: 9,511thHighest Economic Output: 9,648thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,651stTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,363rdHealthiest Citizens: 12,530thMost Secular: 14,088thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,707thLowest Crime Rates: 15,613thMost Politically Free: 16,640th
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Highest Drug Use: 14th in the regionMost Inclusive: 18th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 27th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 39th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 40th in the regionNicest Citizens: 42nd in the regionMost Cultured: 47th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 48th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 54th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 54th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 67th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 69th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 79th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 96th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 112th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 121st in the regionBest Weather: 131st in the regionMost Developed: 139th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 144th in the regionMost Pacifist: 144th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 160th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 165th in the regionMost Politically Free: 193rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 228th in the regionLargest Governments: 233rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 274th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 277th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 282nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 302nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 306th in the regionNudest: 333rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 354th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 403rd in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 436th in the regionMost Extreme: 598th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 656th in the regionMost Secular: 702nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 705th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 708th in the region

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