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Most Advanced Public Transport: 3,656thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,530thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,606th
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The Grand Empire of Andor

Population13.974 billion

CapitalThe Citadel
LeaderEmperor Azrael


The Reformed Monarchy of The Grand Empire of Andor is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Emperor Azrael with an even hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, daily referendums, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 13.974 billion Andorians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Citadel. The average income tax rate is 92.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Andoran economy, worth a remarkable 1,330 trillion Basics a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 95,219 Basics, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

School children asked "what is two times two?" are likely to form a symposium to discuss how different answers make them feel, there'll be no comeback tour for many former boy bands, Emperor Azrael's speeches are beloved by insomniacs, and sending sick politicians "Get Well Soon" cards is considered bribery. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Grand Empire of Andor's national animal is the Lemur, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Grand Empire of Andor is ranked 168,368th in the world and 16th in Australialia for Rudest Citizens, with 37 Insults Per Minute.

Most Advanced Public Transport: 3,656thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,530thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,606thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,699thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,315thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,796thBest Weather: 6,981stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,672ndLongest Average Lifespans: 8,369thMost Influential: 8,400thHealthiest Citizens: 8,400thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,589thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,029thLowest Crime Rates: 9,832ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,020thSafest: 11,691stTop
Largest Governments: 12,200thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,924thHighest Economic Output: 13,573rdHighest Poor Incomes: 18,526thMost Developed: 19,097thLargest Populations: 19,129thSmartest Citizens: 19,383rdMost Inclusive: 20,279thMost Cultured: 21,275thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,820th

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