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Highest Poor Incomes: 153rdLargest Black Market: 159thLargest Publishing Industry: 219th
The Fact Is Marble Is Queen of
Corrupt Dictatorship
I'm The Coolest Thing There Ever Was.
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The World of Ares

Population15.174 billion

CapitalFelix
LeaderMarble
FaithDaddy

CurrencyTang
AnimalAnt

The Fact Is Marble Is Queen of The World of Ares is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Marble with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, free-roaming dinosaurs, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 15.174 billion Goliaths are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Felix. The average income tax rate is 91.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Pakkan economy, worth a remarkable 6,570 trillion Tangs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Gambling. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 432,991 Tangs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The World of Ares has been recently classified as an international menace after 'liberating' several nearby territories, the practice of capital punishment proves divisive, relationships often break down when doctors tell couples they are genetically incompatible, and the church declares that everyone should get a large serving of nuts daily. Crime is totally unknown. The World of Ares's national animal is the Ant, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Daddy.

The World of Ares is ranked 6,897th in the world and 4th in Eladen for Longest Average Lifespans, with 91.84 Years.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 153rdLargest Black Market: 159thLargest Publishing Industry: 219thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 442ndHighest Average Incomes: 524thLargest Information Technology Sector: 532ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 566thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,044thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,055thHighest Economic Output: 1,061stMost Armed: 1,101stMost Cultured: 1,130thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,154thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,159thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,213thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,256thMost Devout: 1,622ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,688thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,706thSmartest Citizens: 1,828thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,918thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,055thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,221stMost Developed: 2,357thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,451stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,683rdLargest Governments: 2,971stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,815thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,937thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,611thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,609thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,871stLongest Average Lifespans: 6,897thMost Inclusive: 7,454thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,394thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,889thLargest Insurance Industry: 10,212thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 12,405thLargest Populations: 12,792nd
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Most Inclusive: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The World of Ares was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : The World of Ares's influence in Eladen rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : The World of Ares's influence in Eladen fell from "Squire" to "Page".
  • : The World of Ares's influence in Eladen rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : The World of Ares was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry and Largest Populations.
  • : The World of Ares was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : The World of Ares was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : The World of Ares was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : The World of Ares was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : The World of Ares was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.

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